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The pediatric rheumatologists at Riley at IU Health know how a rheumatic condition affects a child's life. The inflammation associated with these conditions causes stiffness and pain that can be debilitating. If your child has a rheumatic condition that is keeping him or her from participating in the activities he or she loves, our team of specialists can help.
Unlike adults, children with rheumatic conditions are still growing and developing. This means children with rheumatic conditions require treatments and therapies that are different from those that might be appropriate for adults. We can develop a treatment plan for your child that will improve his or her symptoms and restore health.
We take a multidisciplinary team approach to the care of our patients. We focus on treatment as well as education and communication with families and primary care providers. When needed, your child's treatment team may also include nurse specialists, counselors, physical and occupational therapists and psychiatric services.
Our Rheumatology Department features the only board certified pediatric rheumatologists in Indiana. We have one of the larger pediatric rheumatology departments in the country, with three full-time and two part-time pediatric rheumatologists and a dedicated staff of five pediatric rheumatology nurses. We have access to the newest and most promising medicines and treatment protocols in pediatric rheumatology, so we are well-equipped to manage the care of all pediatric rheumatologic conditions.
Our pediatric specialists provide patient- and family-centered care for most related conditions. The links below provide more specific information about some, but not all, of the conditions that we treat.
Our team of doctors is highly specialized. We are home to the only board certified pediatric rheumatologists in Indiana.
The Rheumatology at Riley at IU Health provides the following forms for parents, healthcare providers and personnel. We have also curated relevant resources from other websites and provided links with brief descriptions of the information that is available.
Riley at IU Health is at the forefront of patient care. Our Rheumatology Department works with referring physicians across Indiana to treat children and adolescents with rheumatic conditions. The department is also a clinical research site for clinical studies in the field of pediatric rheumatology, sponsored by the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) and the Pediatric Rheumatology Collaborative Study Group (PRCSG).
Riley at IU Health works with referring physicians in Indiana and beyond.Refer A Patient
Riley at IU Health partners with the Indiana University School of Medicine to provide exceptional educational programs for the next generation of pediatric rheumatologists, including a Rheumatology Fellowship Program within our Rheumatology Department.