Arthritis & Rheumatology

Hattiesburg Clinic provides diagnostic work-up and treatment of patients with rheumatic disease.

Arthritis & Rheumatology Overview

Living with chronic pain is very challenging, and many patients who have arthritis or other inflammatory conditions also struggle mentally and emotionally at the loss of beloved activities or constant pain even at rest. If you’re experiencing pain and inflammation, our arthritis & rheumatology experts offer prompt and experienced care, helping identify a diagnosis and treatment plan that matches our patient’s lifestyle and goals.

With over 450 physicians and 40 service-lines, we will also coordinate your care with your primary care physician, diagnostics and imaging, and any other specialists you may need to see, like an Orthopedic Surgeon or an Endocrinologist. We work to build long-term relationships with our patients to help provide a lifetime of support for individuals dealing with these chronic conditions.

Preventative Care

While many of the conditions we treat are not curable, certain lifestyle changes can prevent worsening of the condition or improve pain and other symptoms. We help counsel patients on lifestyle changes that will help manage their condition, including diet or nutritional changes, exercise regimens, smoking cessation, and other interventions.

Medication Management

Many chronic inflammatory or autoimmune conditions respond well to medication, so long as that medication is taken consistently. Certain medications may have side effects that need to be monitored or managed, so our practitioners will work closely with you to identify the best medication that helps treat your condition and improves your quality of life.

Infusion / Injection Therapy

For some patients, lifestyle changes and oral medication are either ineffective or just not possible to keep up with. In those cases, in-office injections or infusion therapy may be the best treatment option. Learn more.

Conditions We Treat

Hattiesburg Clinic focuses on providing expertise for patients with chronic joint pain due to osteo- or rheumatoid arthritis or patients with other autoimmune or inflammatory diseases that cause pain or disfunction in the bones or joints.

Below are some of the most common conditions we treat:

Specialties & Services

What is a Rheumatologist?

A rheumatologist is a physician who has received additional medical training in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of inflammation in bones, muscles, joints and internal organs. These systematic autoimmune conditions are commonly referred to as rheumatic diseases. A rheumatologist can treat arthritis as well as other infections or disease that can affect muscles, bones, causing pain, swelling and deformity. While our physicians treat numerous conditions, the two most common forms we treat are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Do I Qualify For Arthritis Infusion Therapy?

When people with certain forms of arthritis don’t respond well to other treatments, they may receive infusions for arthritis to help improve symptoms of joint pain, inflammation and stiffness. We are pleased to offer infusion services for our patients as a treatment option. Talk with one of our rheumatologists today to see if infusion therapy is right for you.

Arthritis & Rheumatology
Hattiesburg, MS
The Arthritis Center - West
104 Millsaps Dr.
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
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Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Imad Bitar, MD
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Alexey Fomin, MD, PhD
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