Rheumatologists are specialized physicians who treat arthritis and other rheumatic diseases—those that affect the muscles, joints and bones. Dr. Crawford can diagnose and treat highly complex conditions, including those that affect other organs and systems like the brain, kidneys, blood vessels or lungs. Conditions treated may include rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and fibromyalgia, among many others.
The specialty of internal medicine is an area of primary care for adults. Dr. Crawford specializes in diagnosing and treating cross-system illnesses that may affect multiple organ systems. Dr. Crawford can also refer patients to specialists when medically necessary. For example, patients with severe heart problems may be referred to a cardiologist for additional diagnostic tests or treatments.