Services

Research & Clinical Trials

rheumatologist research in los angeles californiaPacific Arthritis Care Center is leading the way in the field of Rheumatology by providing not only high quality, office-based clinical care of patients, but by also participating in clinical trials to stay current on the latest diagnostic therapies and medications available to patients with arthritis, osteoporosis, lupus and other diseases best treated by a Rheumatologist.

We are participating in and actively recruiting for patients to participate in clinical trials for several distinct types of disease.

If you are involved in a clinical trial at our office, you will be under the direction of our study coordinator. She will be able to answer any specific questions about the study in which you are enrolled.

If you are interested in participating in a clinical trial, please contact our office at (310) 297-9221.

Infusion Therapy Clinic

rheumatologist infusion therapy in los angeles californiaPacific Arthritis Care Center provides infusion therapy in its Los Angeles offices. While our physicians treat only rheumatologic disorders, we are happy to provide infusion therapy service to any patient with a proper physician order, for any condition except those requiring chemotherapy or blood products.

Receiving an infusion from our office is very safe, convenient, and can also be extremely cost-effective for the patient. All patients receiving this infusion are continually monitored by a Registered Nurse with experience preparing and administering intravenous solutions; and one of our physicians is available at the time of the infusion.

Our fees are very reasonable, and our Finance Division is always willing to work with our patients on payment arrangements that best meet their needs (though for many insurance plans, physician office visit co-pays do apply).

Lab On-Site

Our highly complex laboratory is staffed by a licensed Clinical Lab Scientist (CLS) who provides accurate clinical diagnostic disciplines of chemistry, hematology and serology. Our laboratory is CLIA licensed and certified.

Ultrasound

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Musculoskeletal ultrasound can help guide injections for some tendons and ligaments. It is also used to visualize joints to aid more accurate injections into the joint space. Ultrasound can be used to diagnose things like rotator cuff tears, tendon, muscle, or ligament tears, nerve entrapment and to evaluate joints for inflammation and other signs of disease.