Our rheumatology team cares for patients with arthritis and all other musculoskeletal disorders.

Rheumatology is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of patients with musculoskeletal and joint conditions.

Our rheumatology team cares for patients with arthritis, rheumatological conditions and all other musculoskeletal disorders.

Our expert team consists of:

  • Consultants
  • Clinical nurse specialists
  • Infusion nursing staff 

The rheumatology department is supported our full team of Allied Health Professionals across physiotherapymedical social work, occupational therapy and radiology.

Who we treat

Our rheumatological clinical team provides a full service to patients with:

  • osteoporosis
  • gout
  • inflammatory disorders such as rheumatological arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis
  • osteoarthritis
  • rheumatological disorders such as vasculitis and lupus

What to expect

Once you've been referred, you'll be reviewed by one of our consultant rheumatologists.

Patients usually require a series of tests to diagnose their condition. This might include blood tests and scans.

Following consultation and diagnosis, your consultant will recommend a course of treatment. This may include medication, therapy-based interventions and, in some instances, surgery.


Our rheumatology service provides a full range of interventions such as:

  • drug infusions
  • soft tissue injections
  • therapy-based intervention
  • surgery
  • pain management support


Not all services are covered by health insurance. To find out if you're covered, contact your health insurance provider before your visit.

Visit our Health insurance and self-pay page for more information.


If you do not have health insurance or your health plan does not cover the full cost, you will need to pay on the day of your visit.

You might be able to claim fees on your insurance.

If you need to submit an insurance excess or pay inpatient fees after a stay at the Hermitage Clinic, you can pay your bill online.


Dr. Catherine Sullivan
Dr. Muhammad Rizwan UdDin
Dr. Chifan Cheuk
Dr. Ruth Zutine Lee
Prof. Trevor Duffy