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Who we are

Who we are

San Mateo Rheumatology (SMR) began as a solo medical practice in 1992 dedicated to patients with Rheumatologic diseases. In 1999, as the treatment for Rheumatic diseases evolved, our practice was the first in Northern California to provide in-office, physician-monitored infusions utilizing a Biologic therapy for Rheumatoid arthritis.

It is important to understand that Biologic therapies do not cure Rheumatic diseases; however, they have been shown to halt the progression of joint deformities among patients with inflammatory arthritis. Some of these inflammatory diseases we treat in our office include Rheumatoid arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis, Ankylosing spondylitis, Vasculitis along with many other Rheumatologic conditions.

Since 1999, there have been over a dozen Biologic therapies introduced for the treatment of Rheumatic diseases. There are more on the way. We provide access to these therapies in a professional setting. In addition, SMR also provides treatment services to other physicians and their patients who suffer not only from Rheumatic disease and Osteoporosis but also Multiple sclerosis and Inflammatory Bowel disease. Furthermore, SMR further assists patients and physician offices in obtaining Pre-Authorizations from Insurers to facilitate access to these treatments.

Over the past 20 years, SMR has strived to provide a comfortable venue for patients receiving a variety of therapies for their medical conditions. We are staffed with highly trained nurses with hospital training who have been with us almost 20 years. In addition, we maintain a physician on premise during infusions in case our patients have medical questions or there may be emergency medical situations.

We encourage you to explore our website to learn more specific information on the diseases we treat, the therapeutic options available for specific diseases and the specifics regarding individual medicines, including length of in-office treatment for each one. Our staff is also well-trained and able to answer many of your questions while you are in the office and there is also a physician on premise for additional concerns during treatments.

Sincerely,

Michael P Stevens, MD FACR/ San Mateo Rheumatology, Pres/Founder 4/16/19

San Mateo Rheumatology (SMR) began as a solo medical practice in 1992 dedicated to patients with Rheumatologic diseases. In 1999, as the treatment for Rheumatic diseases evolved, our practice was the first in Northern California to provide in-office, physician-monitored infusions utilizing a Biologic therapy for Rheumatoid arthritis.

It is important to understand that Biologic therapies do not cure Rheumatic diseases; however, they have been shown to halt the progression of joint deformities among patients with inflammatory arthritis. Some of these inflammatory diseases we treat in our office include Rheumatoid arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis, Ankylosing spondylitis, Vasculitis along with many other Rheumatologic conditions.

Since 1999, there have been over a dozen Biologic therapies introduced for the treatment of Rheumatic diseases. There are more on the way. We provide access to these therapies in a professional setting. In addition, SMR also provides treatment services to other physicians and their patients who suffer not only from Rheumatic disease and Osteoporosis but also Multiple sclerosis and Inflammatory Bowel disease. Furthermore, SMR further assists patients and physician offices in obtaining Pre-Authorizations from Insurers to facilitate access to these treatments.

Over the past 20 years, SMR has strived to provide a comfortable venue for patients receiving a variety of therapies for their medical conditions. We are staffed with highly trained nurses with hospital training who have been with us almost 20 years. In addition, we maintain a physician on premise during infusions in case our patients have medical questions or there may be emergency medical situations.

We encourage you to explore our website to learn more specific information on the diseases we treat, the therapeutic options available for specific diseases and the specifics regarding individual medicines, including length of in-office treatment for each one. Our staff is also well-trained and able to answer many of your questions while you are in the office and there is also a physician on premise for additional concerns during treatments.

Sincerely,

Michael P Stevens, MD FACR/ San Mateo Rheumatology, Pres/Founder 4/16/19

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Our Doctors

Our Doctors

R. Elaine Lambert, MD

Private Rheumatology Practice San Mateo Rheumatology San Mateo, CA   Dr. Lambert earned her undergraduate degree in...

Private Rheumatology Practice San Mateo Rheumatology San Mateo, CA   Dr. Lambert earned her undergraduate degree in biology from Baylor University located in Waco, Texas, and her medical degree from the University o...

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Michael P. Stevens, MD

Dr Michael Stevens was born and raised in West Los Angeles. He left LA to attend UC Berkeley and majored in Comparative literature (French/English). While at Berkeley, he experienced Clinical medicine when he became the first male counsellor at the University hospital Contraception Clinic. He sub...

Dr Michael Stevens was born and raised in West Los Angeles. He left LA to attend UC Berkeley and majored in Comparative literature (French/English). While at Berkeley, he experienced Clinical medicine when he became the first male counsellor at the University hospital Contraception Clinic. He subsequently volunteered Saturday nights in the ER at Highland Hospital in Oakland. After graduat...

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Bryan D. Gescuk, MD

Dr Bryan Gescuk grew up in rural Ohio in humble circumstances. He excelled in sports and played football and baseball. He attended Harvard University where he played football there for four years while receiving his BA in Psychology. He then attended Boston University School of Medicine where he ...

Dr Bryan Gescuk grew up in rural Ohio in humble circumstances. He excelled in sports and played football and baseball. He attended Harvard University where he played football there for four years while receiving his BA in Psychology. He then attended Boston University School of Medicine where he received his PhD in Pharmacology and then his Medical degree in 1996. He was voted Alpha Omega Alpha...

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Rheumatology Staff

Our Staff

  • Treana

    Biller/Medical Assistant

  • Ruby

    Medical Assistant/Front Office

  • Linda

    Medical Assistant/Front Office

  • Laura

    Medical Assistant/Front Office

  • Cristina

    RN Infusion Nurse

  • Janeen

    Office Manager

  • Rubi

    RN Infusion Nurse

  • Sunita Sharma

    MA

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