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Welcome to The Rheumatology Clinic

Our rheumatology doctor integrates all aspects of specialized care by collectively combining her knowledge, experience, and expertise as the foundation of our Rheumatology Clinic at HFM Lakeshore Orthopaedics.

Our expert rheumatologist is specialty-trained in rheumatology and has dedicated her practice to this specialized field of study. With her commitment to continued education through attending courses, lecturing, writing, and actively learning the newest procedures and techniques, our specialist at The Rheumatology Clinic is the most highly skilled rheumatology doctor in the area.

If you have musculoskeletal pain that is not severe or disabling and lasts just a few days, it makes sense to give the problem a reasonable chance to be resolved. But sometimes pain in the joints, muscles, or bones is severe and persists for more than a few days. At that point, you should see a rheumatologist.

Rheumatologists are expertly trained to do the detective work necessary to discover the cause of swelling and pain.

Many types of rheumatic diseases are not easily identified in the early stages. But an early diagnosis is important, as some musculoskeletal disorders respond best to treatment in the early stages of the disease. Rheumatology has changed dramatically over the last decade. There are many new treatment options for rheumatoid arthritis and other rheumatic conditions that can help you live a normal lifestyle and prevent disability.

Ekaterina Soforo, M.D., is experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of arthritis and other diseases of the joints, muscles, and bones. She specializes in the management of more than 100 autoimmune and rheumatic conditions, including:

  • Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Osteoarthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Certain Autoimmune Diseases
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gout
  • Lupus
  • Musculoskeletal Pain Disorders
  • Osteoporosis
  • Tendonitis
  • Vasculitis

Her goal is to not only treat rheumatoid conditions, but help prevent disability, offer coping mechanisms, provide behavioral therapy for improving quality of life, prescribe medication regimes, and recommend rehabilitative functions. She believes that patient education is one of the most important factors in patient-doctor relationships and involves her patients in the decision making about their disease management.

Patient Consultation

The Rheumatology Clinic at HFM Lakeshore Orthopaedics provides our patients access to consultation Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Prior to your consultation, new patients will be asked to complete forms, which include medical history, demographic, and insurance information. This information, along with any current diagnostic imaging (X-ray, CT, MRI), will be utilized by your doctor to help in your diagnosis and treatment plan.

To schedule an appointment with our Rheumatology Clinic doctor, please call (920) 320-5241 or complete the appointment request box.