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Our rheumatologists are at the leading-edge of arthritis care, using their honed skills and experience to expertly diagnose and treat patients with a wide range of rheumatic conditions.

Delivering comprehensive care you can trust

A rheumatologist is a specialist that treats the many different kinds of arthritis and disorders caused by a malfunctioning immune system, known as rheumatic diseases. Rheumatic diseases can affect nearly every part of the body. 

At Northwell Health, our rheumatologists are easily accessible to patients in need of specialty care. We work closely with other Northwell specialists, including orthopedists, ophthalmologists, physiatrists, internists, dermatologists, nutritionists, physical therapists and occupational therapists, in order to treat your unique condition. Many of our sites offer infusion services where a patient can receive biologic therapies—protein-based therapies that have revolutionized the treatment of inflammatory diseases.

Our team manages a wide spectrum of rheumatic diseases, including:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Lupus and lupus nephritis
  • Antiphospholipid syndrome
  • Scleroderma
  • Osteoporosis
  • Gout
  • Sjogren’s syndrome
  • Back pain
  • Polymyositis and dermatomyositis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Tendonitis
  • Vasculitis
  • Musculoskeletal pain disorders

In addition to providing advanced medical care, we also conduct innovative research and offer a broad array of educational activities for patients, allied health professionals, medical students, young doctors and seasoned rheumatologists. Some of our centers also provide options for patients to participate in clinical research investigating state-of-the-art therapies.

Our leadership

Richard A. Furie, MD

Chief of Division - Allergy and Immunology, Department of Medicine, Long Island Jewish Medical Center

Specialties: Rheumatology
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