Providence Arthritis Center at Providence Portland Medical Center seeks to help you gain or maintain an independent lifestyle and better understand the disease. By bringing comprehensive services together in one location, the center provides consistent, personalized arthritis care, from medical evaluations to therapy and education.

When you come to the center for treatment, you will be evaluated by one of the center's rheumatologists (physicians who specialize in arthritis and other joint disorders). As part of your treatment, you may be referred to other services provided at the center:

  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Aquatic therapy 
  • Laboratory testing
  • Diagnostic radiology
  • Education
  • Self-help classes
  • Counseling and support groups
  • Surgical consultation