Rheumatology

Specializing in the Diagnosis and Treatment
of Joint and Skeletal Conditions

Rheumatology Specialists

Compassionate Rheumatological Care

At the arthritis clinic at CLS Health, we connect with patients, build solid relationships, and improve outcomes. By taking a personal approach to treatment, our rheumatologists provide the type of individualized care you need. Compassion and understanding are at the forefront of our medical philosophy. The arthritis clinic strives for excellence in medical care and patient satisfaction.

A rheumatologist is a medical doctor who specializes in arthritis and related diseases. Most often, a patient is referred to a rheumatologist by their primary care physician after presenting with symptoms of arthritis. We also welcome self-referred patients with arthritis or joint pain.

Ways to Schedule an Appointment

Conditions and Treatments

Conditions Our Rheumatology Specialists Diagnose and Treat

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Lupus
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Gout
  • Osteoporosis
  • Sjögren’s Syndrome
  • Vasculitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Connective Tissue Disease
  • Scleroderma
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Polymyositis
  • Bursitis/Tendonitis
  • Paget’s Disease
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica

Rheumatology Services in These Locations

Medical Center

6550 Fannin, Ste. 2421
Houston, TX 77030

Webster

600 N. Kobayashi Rd. Ste. 310
Webster, TX 77598

Videos

Rheumatology Specialists

Naureen Alim, MD

Naureen Alim, MD

Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology

Medical Center Clinic

Ahmed Morsy

Ahmed Morsy, MD

Rheumatology

Webster Clinic

Abdelnaser Eklhalili

Naser Elkhalili, MD

Rheumatology

Webster Clinic

Amanda Johnson

Amanda Johnson, NP

Rheumatology

Webster Clinic

Schedule An Appointment Today!

You can book appointments through our secure patient portal, or call our customer service center 281-724-8184.

When you choose to be cared for by CLS Health providers, you can have peace of mind knowing that all aspects of your care are coordinated. Using secure electronic medical records, your CLS Health primary care physicians and rheumatology specialists will have visibility into any test results or treatment plans. This seamless integration allows us to provide comprehensive, personalized care right when you need it.

Find Out If CLS Health Is In-Network With Your Insurance

CLS Health Insurance Information

At CLS Health, we serve patients with many types of insurance coverage, offered by many different companies and entities. CLS and its providers accept Medicare, Medicaid, and most major health plans; outlined on our insurance information page. Remember to always check with your health insurance carrier regarding specific covered services. The list grows and changes frequently. If you don’t see your insurance listed or if you have any questions, please contact us.

Rheumatology FAQ

What causes rheumatoid arthritis?

The cause of RA is not yet fully understood, although doctors do know that an abnormal response of the immune system plays a leading role in the inflammation and joint damage that occurs.

How do you diagnose lupus?

The process of diagnosing lupus can be difficult because the signs and symptoms vary from person to person. Such signs and symptoms of lupus may vary over time and overlap with those of many other disorders.

What is done during a joint injection?

Joint injections or aspirations (removing fluid from a joint) are typically performed with local anesthetics. After the surface of the skin is cleaned thoroughly, a needle attached to a syringe is entered into the joint. Depending on the procedure, medicine can be injected or liquid can be removed for testing. This technique is also used to treat bursitis and tendonitis.

What benefit is derived from a joint injection?

Joint injections can decrease fluid buildup in the joints and potentially decrease pain and stiffness temporarily. Injections can be given to help treat inflammatory joint conditions, such as rheumatoid or psoriatic arthritis, gout, tendinitis, bursitis, and osteoarthritis.

What benefit is derived from a joint aspiration?

Joint aspiration helps determine diagnosis or treatment, as the fluid gathered can be examined by a doctor or sent to the lab for further analysis. Draining the fluid from a large joint can help provide some temporary pain relief and increased mobility of the joint. Injecting medication into the joint can also provide relief of symptoms.

What is infusion therapy?

Infusion therapy includes administering medication through a needle or a catheter and is used when a patient’s condition cannot be treated effectively with oral medication. Rheumatic Diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, lupus, osteoporosis, and also gastrointestinal diseases often require infusion therapy for proper treatment. Our services are available for other conditions as well. We make it our goal to make receiving infusion therapy from our office as comfortable and convenient as possible. It is also very safe and cost-effective to receive treatment from our office. All infusion therapy is monitored by an experienced registered nurse and an experienced board-certified rheumatologist. Our staff will also assist every patient with payment arrangements and financial assistance that meet their individual needs.