Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is the largest and most experienced pediatric rheumatology care provider in Wisconsin. We offer multidisciplinary, family-focused care and treatment for children coping with a wide range of rheumatologic conditions.

The Rheumatology Service at Children’s provides state-of-the-art comprehensive care to our patients. Established in 1979, the clinic has 3500-4000 patient visits per year.

Coordinated care, personalized treatment

As the most experienced pediatric rheumatology team in Wisconsin, our board certified pediatric rheumatologists are trained specifically to provide care for children with a wide range of rheumatic diseases. Our Pediatric multi-disciplinary team includes:

  • Rheumatologists
  • Rheumatology fellows
  • Nurse practitioner
  • Nurses
  • Psychology
  • Social workers
  • Dietician
  • Physical and occupational therapists

Family-centered care

Our approach engages the whole family. We emphasize shared decision-making to ensure everyone gets the education, support and peace of mind they need. The Pediatric rheumatology team is involved in a variety of initiatives including:

Education

We provide pediatric electives for medical students, residents, fellows, and advanced practice nurses.

Conditions

Rheumatic diseases can affect children of all ages. There is a wide range of disease severity. Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin treats a comprehensive list of rheumatic conditions that may affect your child, including:

  • Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • Juvenile Dermatomyositis
  • Pediatric Vasculitis
  • Uveitis/iritis (partnering with your ophthalmologist)
  • Scleroderma
  • Musculoskeletal Complaints
  • Periodic Fever Syndromes
  • Infection-Related Reactive Arthritis
  • Behcet’s Disease

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Treatments & tests

Our dedicated, experienced rheumatology team is staffed and trained to provide and coordinate all aspects of your child’s care and treatment, which may include:

  • Medication
  • Physical and Occupational Therapy
  • Eye Care
  • Nutrition
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

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Research

Children’s is at the forefront of pediatric rheumatology research. We strive to bring children the latest and best treatments and medications available. The Pediatric rheumatology service as active basic science and clinical research that supports our clinical mission. Our pediatric rheumatologists and nurse practitioner are all members of the American College of Rheumatology and actively participate in clinical research including:

  • Clinical trials
  • Clinical research
  • Basic science and translational research
  • Registry studies
  • Quality improvement initiatives

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