The Department of Rheumatology at Cleveland Clinic Florida specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect joints, bones, soft tissues and connective tissues.


To make an appointment with a physician who specializes in rheumatologic conditions, please call 877.463.2010.




Cleveland Clinic Florida’s Rheumatologic Center offers all services needed to effectively manage your care. Our rheumatologists work collaboratively to create individualized treatment care plans for rheumatic diseases. For our patients requiring intravenous (IV) therapies, we offer an onsite infusion unit with state-of-the-art equipment in a comfortable, relaxing suite.

Rheumatology is a specialty in internal medicine, devoted to the diagnosis and therapy of rheumatic diseases. Rheumatologists diagnose and treat clinical problems involving joints, soft tissues and the allied conditions of connective tissues.


The treatment of immunologic disease at Cleveland Clinic Florida consists of caring for patients with complex autoimmune and autoinflammatory and immunodeficiency disorders.

Because the characteristics of rheumatological disorders are best explained by immunology, the pathogenesis of every major rheumatological disorder is now described in terms of an autoimmune disease. Many new treatment modalities are also based on clinical research in immunology.

What We Treat

  • Central Nervous System Vasulitis
  • Autoinflammatory Disease
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Lupus
  • Scleroderma
  • Vasculitis
  • Gout
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Other systemic conditions


Physician Assistants

Catherine Crochetiere, ARNP - Rheumatology