Skilled Care for Juvenile Rheumatic Disorders
The Pediatric Rheumatology Department at Children’s Hospital of Georgia has been a pioneer in the treatment of childhood rheumatic diseases. Its caregivers deliver both inpatient and outpatient care for a broad spectrum of childhood musculoskeletal complaints, including juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, dermatomyositis, sclerosis, scleroderma, Kawasaki disease, fever of unknown origin and other rheumatic disorders.
The department offers:
- The area’s only pediatric rheumatologist supported by pediatric nephrologists, ophthalmologists, orthopaedic surgeons, radiologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, geneticists and intensivists as needed
- A support team that includes medical social workers, registered dieticians and physical and occupational therapists who specialize in caring for children
- A Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis Program. A multidisciplinary team evaluates and develops individualized plans of care based on each patient’s unique needs. The goals are to relive pain, control systemic and organ manifestation and prevent joint deformity through meticulous attention to the child’s physical and emotional development and growth. The team also closely monitors the child for side effect of medications used to treat the disease.
- Close coordination with the child’s primary care physician
- Camp Joint-Venture, an overnight summer camp for children diagnosed with rheumatic disease.
- Child Life Specialists to help patients understand and cope with care
- Patient Family Centered Care
Request an online appointment now or call 706-721-KIDS (5437) or toll free at 888-721-KIDS (5437) to speak to a member of our care team.
Pediatric Rheumatology is located on the 3rd floor of the Augusta University Medical Office Building at 1447 Harper Street.