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Rheumatology

(757) 668-8572

The pediatric rheumatologists at CHKD provide care to children suffering from juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus and related disorders.

Conditions We Treat 

In addition, evaluation and management is provided for patients with soft tissue rheumatism (fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue), sports injuries, over-use syndromes, and chronic and recurrent musculoskeletal pain syndrome. 

Ancillary services such as psychology, OT/PT, social work and nutrition help optimize patients' health and functional status.

Services We Offer 

  • Nutrition Counseling
  • OT/PT-Occupational & Physical Therapy

Our physicians are certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and are also certified in pediatric rheumatology. In addition, they have completed fellowships in pediatric nephrology and pediatric rheumatology. Our physicians are licensed by the Virginia Board of Medicine.

For the convenience of our families, we hold clinics in a variety of locations, including: CHKD, Newport News Pediatrics, Chesapeake Pediatrics and PDC Pediatrics

Insurance and Referral Information 

If you have an HMO, you must:  

  • Get a referral from your child's primary care physician before you call to make an appointment.
  • Make sure that your referral has not expired. Many are good for only 30 days, so check yours before you come to your appointment. If your referral has expired, call your primary care physician and explain your situation. In most cases, your primary care physician will provide a new or extended referral.
  • Bring the referral with you to the appointment. If you do not have a referral, or if the referral you have is expired, your HMO will not pay for your appointment.  

If you have fee-for-service insurance or a PPO, you do not need a physician's referral to make an appointment.

 We offer in-depth information about insurance in our billing and insurance section.

Rheumatology Locations

(757) 668-8572

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