Dr. Zarbalian is drawn to rheumatology because of the ability to partner with patients to positively impact their quality of life. From common diseases like Raynaud's syndrome and gout (pictured left and right, respectively) to the very rare conditions such as dermatomyositis, the spectrum of rheumatologic disease is vast.
Dr. Zarbalian has a wealth of experience with the treatment of autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthritis, vasculitis, autoimmune eye and ear diseases (in collaboration with other specialists). He also is well-versed in the treatment of non-inflammatory diseases such as osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, and fibromyalgia. He has done research on vasculitis (Giant cell arteritis) and presented his research at the annual American College of Rheumatology conference. Beyond standard approaches to rheumatologic care, Dr. Zarbalian is always striving to do better and learn more about complementary approaches to treat with fewer medications and fewer side effects.
What else does a rheumatologist treat? Beyond those noted above, see a more comprehensive list at the American College of Rheumatology.
A Rheumatology visit may help you if you suffer from the following conditions:
Localized pain including pain in the back, neck, shoulders and hands, osteoarthritis, tendonitis and bursitis
Systemic pain including rheumatoid arthritis or systemic lupus
Other conditions including Raynaud's syndrome, gout, dermatomyositis, Lupus, and more