Dr. Avery is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). He and his wife, Marenda, have two children. As a family, they enjoy hiking, gardening, cooking, and biking.
“Being a rheumatology specialist provides the opportunity to develop long-term relationships with my patients. I believe that to be an effective physician, it is imperative to thoroughly educate patients on their diagnosis and treatment options, which empowers them to engage in critical decisions regarding their care. Rheumatology is a challenging field, and while the diagnosis or treatment is not always easily obtained, that is rapidly evolving. We are now living in exciting times, where the scientific research and development of new therapies have radically improved outcomes for rheumatology patients. These advancements have led to dramatic improvements in the ability to achieve remission of rheumatic diseases, significantly improving the quality of life for patients.”
Medical School: Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines, IA
Residency: Internal Medicine at Wright State University: Boonshoft School of Medicine in Dayton, OH
Fellowship: Rheumatology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE
What does the OSMS advantage mean for our patients? It means that you can expect state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and experienced, compassionate care. Because we’re doctor-owned, we are able to treat our patients exactly how we’d want to be treated – like family.