In 1999, as the treatments for Rheumatic diseases evolved, our practice was the first in Northern California to provide in-office, physician-monitored infusions utilizing the first Biologic therapy for Rheumatoid arthritis.
We recognize that Biologic therapies do not cure Rheumatic diseases; however, they have been shown to halt the progression of joint deformities among patients with many types of inflammatory arthritis. Some of these diseases treated in our office include Rheumatoid arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis, Ankylosing spondylitis and 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. SMR further assists patients and physician offices in obtaining Pre-Authorizations from Insurers to expedite access to these treatments.
When needed, our staff is also involved in connecting patients with various Copay Assistance Programs and Foundations that help subsidize the cost for many of 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. Our staff are highly trained nurses who have been with us for well-over 10 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 important information regarding each of these medications including the time needed for in-office infusions. Our staff is also well-trained and able to answer many of your questions and there is always a Physician on staff for any additional concerns.
We look forward to the opportunity to work with you.