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Rheumatology Injection Clinic

Suggested Pre-Referral Evaluation and Management Guidelines Examples of target patient include:
  • call-in patients who previously responded to injection and now want another
  • call-in patients with localized flare in setting of established disease
  • urgent referrals from primary care clinics or Emergency Department (diagnostic arthrocentesis and/or therapeutic injection)
  • difficult joints/ e.g., hips, elbows, ankles, shoulders, carpal tunnels
  • patients with knee OA for hyaluronate injections (use of ultrasound assures accurate intraarticular placement)
Suggested Additional Test/Management Prior to Specialty Visit  
Patient Education/Information (includes preps) No preps necessary.
When scheduling appointments information needed: Referring doctors name and phone #, and Injection site.
Ultrasound is used to guide most injections
Appointment Timeframe 1-4 weeks
How to Get Results to Consultant UMHS Patients: See CareWeb
External Patients: Hand carry non-UM records to visit
Clinic Contact Information Physicians: 800-962-3555 or
email IntMed-Rheum-Callcenter or Dr Ike directly
Patients: 734-647-5900 (call center)
Clinic Location Sites 1) East Ann Arbor Health Center (Thursday afternoons)
2) Taubman Health Center (Friday afternoons)
UM Consulting Physician Robert W. Ike, M.D.
Revised on: 09/28/2009
 
 

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