The Division of Rheumatology at Children's Mercy provides expertise in the evaluation and treatment of a wide range of rheumatic, autoimmune, and musculoskeletal diseases in children.
Our team understands the complex physical and emotional needs of a child with a chronic illness. Our team consists of board-certified pediatric rheumatologists, clinic nurses, a nurse manager, a collaborating pharmacist, a care assistant, an on-site social worker, and research coordinators. We maintain strong relationships with other subspecialties we share patients with includes the Pain Management Team.
For additional resources and special events designed for children with Arthritis please visit the Arthritis Foundation website.
Your first appointment
Please bring all lab and x-ray results as well as a list of your child's medications to your first appointment. Children should dress comfortably and bring a pair of shorts. Your Rheumatologist will evaluate you to determine if further testing or treatment is needed.