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Paradigm RheumatologySpecialized Care for Rheumatic Diseases

Our rheumatology specialist offers care for patients with rheumatic pain and discomfort, including arthritis and more. Rheumatic conditions can be difficult to diagnose, manage and treat — and can have a significant impact on patients’ quality of life. That’s why Paradigm Health is committed to providing patients with a personalized approach to care to help you manage your complex rheumatic disease. Our fellowship-trained rheumatologist provides the highest quality care to patients managing a wide variety of degenerative and rheumatic conditions. Our team provides a wide range of diagnostic, therapeutic and treatment options for adult patients of all ages.

Rheumatology Physicians

Jonathan Schouest, MDRheumatology

Jonathan Schouest, MD

985 Robert Blvd., Suite 105Slidell, LA 70458
P: (985) 882-4500

Practice Focus - Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, Vasculitis, Sjögren's Syndrome, Gout, Psoriatic Arthriti...

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What is Rheumatology?

Rheumatology is the study and treatment of rheumatic disorders, a wide range of conditions affecting the joints and connective tissue and typically causing chronic pain to sufferers. The rheumatologists, internists, orthopedists, and care providers are highly skilled at diagnosing and treating rheumatic disorders. Our physicians can offer comprehensive therapeutic services to those suffering from many musculoskeletal problems.

A Comprehensive Approach to Rheumatic Care

Our team of specialists uses medical and family history, physical exams, x-rays, and lab tests to diagnose rheumatic disorders. Preventative treatments may include patient education, physical programs, and lifestyle changes. Treatment options for rheumatic disorders, like the conditions themselves, vary widely in style and scope. Our physician uses the most modern techniques and treatments available to help patients reduce pain, cope with the physical and mental effects of rheumatic disease, and lead full and active lives.

  • Rheumatic Symptoms

    The term rheumatic disease describes more than 200 unique health conditions that affect more than 50 million people in the United States. Much confusion and misinformation exist about rheumatic disease for this reason. Partnering with you and your physicians who manage your health, we take a collaborative approach to helping treat complex rheumatic conditions. Our goal is to help improve your quality of life through the comprehensive management of rheumatic conditions that may be causing pain or discomfort.

    Inflammatory and immune diseases can affect joints, muscles, ligaments and even many vital organs, but when they stand in the way of being able to enjoy your life, it’s time to find help.

    Some of the Most Common Symptoms of Rheumatoid Diseases Include:
    • Swollen or painful joints
    • Chronic pain and stiffness in the joints
    • Chest pain
    • Unusual weight loss or gain
    • Rashes, eye inflammation
    • Pain when moving
    • Limited ability to move
    • Hard nodules forming on the joints
    • Muscle weakness

  • Rheumatic Diseases Evaluated

    Rheumatic Conditions and Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System May Include:
    • Ankylosing Spondylitis and other Spondyloarthropaties
    • Antiphospholipid Syndrome
    • Behcet’s Disease
    • Bursitis
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Dermatomyositis
    • Giant Cell Arteritis (Temporal Arteritis)
    • Gout and other crystal arthropaties
    • Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (Wegener’s Granulomatosis)
    • Mixed Connective Tissue Disease
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoporosis/Osteopenia
    • Plantar Fasciitis
    • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
    • Polymyositis
    • Psoriatic Arthritis
    • Raynaud’s Phenomenon
    • Reactive Arthritis
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
    • Sjogren’s Syndrome
    • Systemic Lupus Erythematosis (Lupus)
    • Systemic Sclerosis (scleroderma)
    • Takayasu’s Arteritis
    • Tendonitis
    • Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease
    • Uveitis

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