Rheumatology is the subspecialty of internal medicine that deals with the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases affecting the joints, muscles, connective tissues, soft tissues around the joints and bones and the immune system.
Rheumatologists must become board certified in Internal Medicine by completing seven or more years of medical school and postgraduate training. Then, for an additional two to three years, they study conditions specific to the musculoskeletal system – arthritis, certain autoimmune diseases and osteoporosis. Rheumatologists are specially trained to do the detective work necessary to discover the cause of swelling and pain. It could be one of more than 100 diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, lupus, back pain, osteoporosis, or tendonitis.
NGDC was voted Best Rheumatology Group in Hall County in the 2020 Best of Hall Readers’ Choice Awards. Learn more.
1240 Jesse Jewell Parkway SE
Gainesville, GA 30501
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday
Highpoint Medical Center
1270 Friendship Road
Braselton, GA 30517
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday – Friday
To Schedule an Appointment
Call (770) 536-9864 or (800) 820-6432. Please note that some physicians may not presently be accepting new patients as their practices may have reached capacity.
After Hours / Emergencies
If you need to reach the physician on-call for Northeast Georgia Diagnostic Clinic,
please call 770-536-9864 and press 9 to reach an operator.
In case of an after hours emergency, please call 911.