Our services

Novant Health Rheumatology – Brunswick Forest brings remarkable care for inflammatory conditions tied to the autoimmune system. We are pleased to be able to deliver this care right here in Leland so you get the care you need close to home. Our providers combine years of experience with the very latest innovations in rheumatology care to give you access to the best treatment options to achieve your treatment goals.

We treat conditions including:

  • Arthritis, including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and reactive arthritis (painful swelling of joints that can lead to bone erosion and joint deformities)
  • Gout (a condition where uric acid collects in joints causing pain and swelling)
  • Ankylosing spondylitis (a chronic inflammatory disease of the bones)
  • Lupus (a condition in which the body’s immune system attacks healthy tissue)
  • Lyme disease (a disease carried by ticks that can cause joint pain, neck stiffness, headaches and heart palpitations, and can lead to arthritis)
  • Polymyositis (an inflammation of the muscles)
  • Vasculitis (a disorder in which blood vessels become inflamed)

Treatment options can include:

  • Anti-TNF medications (drugs used to help stop inflammation)
  • NSAIDS (prescription strength versions of over-the-counter anti-inflammatories that can reduce joint inflammation)
  • Biologics (drugs that alter the function of the immune system)
  • Corticosteroids (anti-inflammatory drugs often used to treat arthritis)
  • Bracing (immobilizing an inflamed joint to reduce pain)
  • Surgery (including knee, hip and shoulder replacement procedures)