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Rheumatology (Greek ρεύμα, rheuma, river) is a sub-specialty in internal medicine and pediatrics, devoted to diagnosis and therapy of rheumatic diseases. Clinicians who specialize in rheumatology are called rheumatologists. Rheumatologists deal mainly with clinical problems involving joints, soft tissues, autoimmune diseases, vasculitis, and heritable connective tissue disorders. Many of these diseases are now known to be disorders of the immune system, and rheumatology is increasingly the study of immunology.

This glossary is provided for informational purposes. It does not represent an exhaustive list of conditions treated at SDAMC.  If you have a question about a condition not listed here, we would be happy to talk with you. Please call the office nearest you [link to location contact info] to speak with a healthcare professional in confidence.

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San Diego

3633 Camino Del Rio S.
San Diego, CA 92108

El Centro

441 W State Street
El Centro, CA 92243



2475 S Avenue A, #A
Yuma, AZ 85364



Soumya G. Rao, M.D.


Dr. Soumya G. Rao is Board certified in Rheumatology and Internal medicine and is a member of American College of Rheumatology. She completed her Rheumatology fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania in 2010, after having completed her internal medicine training at Winthrop University Hospital at Mineola, New York.

Dr Rao enjoys helping people with a wide variety of rheumatologic problems, such as Rheumatoid arthritis, Lupus, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, and other autoimmune related connective tissue diseases.  She incorporates ultrasound techniques into her practice.

Dr. Rao's research has been published in several well-known rheumatology journals, and she has presented her research at the American College of Rheumatology conferences. In her free time, Dr. Rao enjoys the outdoors and to travel, but most of all she enjoys spending time with her family.

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