Orthopedics may be in our name, but OSMS provides a wide range of services beyond just orthopedic surgery. Explore our other services.

Rheumatology Clinic

The OSMS team includes three rheumatologists: Dr. Debbie Lim, Dr. Paul Tuttle, and Dr. Paul Utrie. These physicians specialize in the non-surgical treatment of arthritis and other diseases that affect the bones, muscles, and joints, including:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Lupus
  • Gout
  • Juvenile arthritis (Dr. Tuttle is a fellowship trained pediatric rheumatologist)

Also available in our rheumatology clinic is an onsite lab where patients can have basic lab services performed such as CBC, CMP, uric acid, CK, urinalysis, and ESR.

Learn more about what a rheumatologist does here.

Infusion Therapy

Also located in our rheumatology clinic are 10 infusion suites for the delivery of intravenous (IV) medications. These types of medications are used to treat chronic conditions like:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Certain dermatological conditions
  • Lupus

The infusion suites are adjacent to the rheumatology exam rooms, which gives patients immediate access to the OSMS physicians. Each suite is also equipped with visitor chairs, Wi-Fi, and a TV.

MRI

To help our physicians make a diagnosis, OSMS has onsite MRI (which stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging). Just like the name implies, this diagnostic test uses a magnetic field to form pictures of organs and structures inside the body. In orthopedics, MRI is often used to see soft tissue injuries like a torn ACL, rotator cuff, or meniscus, which can’t be seen as well on an X-ray. Many times, a same day MRI can be performed at our clinic for more urgent injuries.

Bone Density Screening

In addition to X-ray and MRI, bone density screening is another diagnostic test available onsite at OSMS.

Our full bone density scanner is used to diagnose osteoporosis – loss of bone mass –  which can increase a person’s risk of fractures. The test is quick and painless and is very similar to having an X-ray taken.

You can learn more about osteoporosis or any of the other conditions mentioned in this article on our patient education page.