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For more than 40 years, the physicians and staff at Arthritis and Rheumatism Associates (ARA) have
been dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of people with autoimmune diseases and disorders of
the joints, muscles, tendons and other connective tissues. Today, ARA is the largest rheumatology
practice in the area, with offices in Wheaton, Rockville, Chevy Chase, Olney, Frederick and
Washington, D.C. Comprehensive services include a full-service laboratory, digital x-rays, physical
therapy and bone density testing for osteoporosis. Each office also features an Arise Infusion
Therapy Center, administering the most advanced drugs for a wide variety of conditions including
arthritis, psoriasis, osteoporosis, inflammatory bowel disease, asthma and neurologic disorders.
ARA offers patients access to the latest, most innovative therapies for treatment of
musculoskeletal, rheumatologic and other autoimmune diseases. Our commitment to improving
the health of the communities we serve is exemplified by our very active research program. The
Center for Rheumatology and Bone Research has participated in more than 400 clinical trials.
In fact, we have been running clinical trials since 1982, working on treatments for rheumatoid
arthritis, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, Sjögren’s syndrome, fibromyalgia, tendonitis and ankylosing
spondylitis, among other conditions.
ARA’s team approach to patient care means that doctors, nurses and physical therapists discuss
each patient’s treatment and carefully plan the best combination of approaches to achieve maximum
relief of symptoms and improvement in functionality, in accordance with each patient’s needs. Patients
are encouraged to express concerns, ask questions and stay informed about their care because people
who understand their condition and participate in treatment decisions often have better outcomes.
Arthritis & Rheumatism Associates, P.C.
often have better
Locations in: Wheaton, Rockville,
Chevy Chase, Olney, Frederick and
Central Call Center: 240-514-5611