Rheumatology

Clinical Services

The Mission of the Pediatric Rheumatology Division is to provide expert, cutting edge comprehensive team based care for patients with Pediatric Rheumatic Diseases by working closely with referring health care providers and to be a rapid consultative resource for the Pacific Northwest for health care providers regarding patients with potential rheumatologic diseases.

Pediatric Rheumatic Diseases include: Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (formerly known as Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis), Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Juvenile Dermatomyositis, Scleoderma, Behcet’s Disease, Wegener’s Granulomatosus, vasculitis, periodic fever syndromes, and chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis.

Patients must be initially evaluated by their primary care provider and then referred using the New Appointment Referral Form (NARF) (www.seattlechildrens.org). For urgent referrals, primary care providers can call the rheumatologist on call at: (206) 987-2057.

For more information on this specialty, please visit the Rheumatology webpage.