Rheumatology is now offered at Gordon Memorial Hospital

Kaleigh Krebs

Introducing Kaleigh Krebs, DNP, Rheumatology Specialist

Rheumatic‌ ‌diseases‌ ‌consist‌ ‌of‌ ‌over‌ ‌100‌ ‌conditions,‌ ‌including‌ ‌all‌ ‌forms‌ ‌of‌ ‌arthritis‌, ‌such‌ ‌as‌ rheumatoid‌ ‌arthritis‌ ‌and‌ ‌osteoarthritis‌ ‌as‌ ‌well‌ ‌as‌ ‌some‌ ‌autoimmune‌ ‌diseases‌ ‌like‌ ‌osteoporosis‌ ‌and‌ systemic‌ ‌lupus.‌ ‌Any‌ ‌part‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌body‌ ‌may‌ ‌end‌ ‌up‌ ‌affected‌ ‌by‌ ‌rheumatic‌ ‌diseases‌ ‌including‌ ‌the‌ ‌skin,‌ bone,‌ ‌joint‌ ‌structures,‌ ‌and‌ ‌muscles.‌ ‌

Normally‌ ‌these‌ ‌diseases‌ ‌are‌ ‌known‌ ‌for‌ ‌inflammation,‌ ‌swelling,‌ and‌ ‌redness‌ ‌while‌ ‌also‌ ‌being‌ ‌accompanied‌ ‌by‌ ‌pain‌ ‌as‌ ‌well‌ ‌as‌ ‌a‌ ‌negative‌ ‌effect‌ ‌on‌ ‌ones’‌ ‌ability‌ ‌to‌ perform‌ ‌daily‌ ‌activities.‌ ‌

Although‌ ‌rheumatic‌ ‌disease‌ ‌can‌ ‌take‌ ‌many‌ ‌forms,‌ ‌the‌ ‌majority‌ ‌come‌ ‌from‌ the‌ ‌body’s‌ ‌immune‌ ‌system‌ ‌attacking‌ ‌its‌ ‌own‌ ‌cells‌ ‌when‌ ‌it‌ ‌mistakes‌ ‌them‌ ‌for‌ ‌harmful‌ ‌and‌ ‌foreign‌ agents.‌

Kaleigh Krebs, DNP,‌ is  ‌prepared‌ ‌to‌ ‌help‌ ‌you‌ ‌manage‌ ‌rheumatic‌ ‌diseases‌ including‌ ‌but‌ ‌not‌ ‌limited‌ ‌to:‌ ‌

  • Rheumatoid‌ ‌Arthritis‌ ‌
  • Lupus‌ ‌
  • Gout‌ ‌
  • Vasculitis‌
  • Scleroderma‌ ‌
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Bursitis‌ ‌
  • Tendonitis‌
  • Fibromyalgia‌ ‌

For Scheduling Call Gordon Memorial Hospital at (308) 282-0401

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