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Consultant Specialities: Rheumatology

The Rheumatology Department at the Bon Secours Hospital, Cork offers a wide range of diagnostic and treatment options. Arthritis and rheumatic diseases are common, causing considerable pain, suffering and disability. These effects are often greatly helped by early diagnosis and intervention.

Together with the Physiotherapy Department the Rheumatology service is very much involved in back pain and its management and the rehabilitation of these patients. Neurological, Respiratory and Cardiac rehabilitation is also undertaken by the Physiotherapy staff in an ever-expanding department.

The introduction of major new drugs for the treatment of Inflammatory Arthritis has resulted in dramatic improvements in care. These results come at a cost with new drugs often being very expensive. Indications and costs, therefore, for new drugs pose challenges to the practising Rheumatologist ensuring both access to all new advances in treatment are available to all patients with arthritis.

Education of patients leaving the Department is paramount as indeed is continuing education of medical students, post graduate doctors and nurses as the Bon Secours is a Teaching Hospital of U.C.C.

Contact Information:
Clinic – 021 434 4603
Or Call Hospital switch and ask for extension 2119
Or contact the Physiotherapy Department
at extension 1630

 



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