Children's Rheumatology

Children’s Rheumatology Services

As a parent, you want your child to move and play freely, without pain. Arthritis and rheumatologic disorders don’t just affect adults. We work with you to identify and treat your child’s rheumatologic disorder early, when it’s easier to treat and get the best possible results.  

Our Partnership With Stanford Children’s Health

Through our partnership with Stanford Children’s Health, your child can be treated by a team that includes experts from both John Muir Health and Stanford Children’s Health. When great minds from two nationally recognized health systems work together, your mind can be put at ease knowing that you are receiving the best possible treatment for your child’s condition.

Children’s Rheumatology Conditions We Treat

We provide comprehensive care and treatment for children and teens with a broad range of rheumatologic diseases that affect their joints, muscles and connective tissues. Rheumatologic conditions are typically inflammatory or autoimmune disorders, meaning that the body’s immune system attacks itself and causes chronic pain, redness, swelling or fever. Common conditions we treat include:

  • All types of Juvenile Arthritis
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • Juvenile Dermatomyositis
  • Inflammatory Musculoskeletal Disease
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Auto-inflammatory Diseases
  • Periodic Fever Syndromes

Why Choose A Children’s Rheumatology Specialist Through John Muir Health

Since your child is still growing and developing, it’s likely that the best treatment options for your child will be different than those for an adult with the same condition. Our children’s rheumatology experts are highly trained in knowing how treatment options can and should differ with children. They will explain the various options to you, listen to your questions, and work with you to create the right plan for your child.

In addition to offering the latest treatment options, we offer a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach that involves collaborative treatment by a wide variety of experienced specialists, including: pediatric and adult rheumatologists, physical / occupational therapists, orthopedic surgeons, registered nurses, child life specialists and more.

How To Schedule With One Of Our Children’s Rheumatologists

Talk to your child’s primary doctor about getting a referral.