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Rheumatology


Arthritis can be a painful, often times debilitating disease, which can greatly impact your quality of life. This condition currently affects over 2.5 million people in the United States – roughly 1% of the population. Recent developments in research have helped provide earlier and more accurate diagnosis and effective treatment options. Lake Charles Memorial Hospital can provide that treatment to the people of southwest Louisiana. Our dedicated physician and professional and friendly staff make it possible for us to provide the best care and environment for comprehensive treatment of your arthritis and other rheumatic conditions.

Dr. Neena James, a board certified rheumatologist, is dedicated to using the latest and most effective diagnostic and treatment options for our patients. The staff also plays an important role in monitoring and assessing the activity of rheumatic conditions. 

If you are experiencing pain and swelling in your joints, it is time to find help. We are experienced and dedicated to treating those suffering from arthritis or related illnesses. Furthermore, we strive to educate our patients and their families on the symptoms, treatments, and complications of rheumatic diseases. Our specially trained, board-certified physician will work with you to improve your quality of life.

We specialize in the treatment of:

  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (Lupus) Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sjogren's Syndrome
  • ANCA-Vasculitidies (e.g.Wegener Granulomatosis, Churg-Strauss Syndrome)
  • Large-vessel Vasculitis (e.g. Giant Cell Arteritis/Temporal Arteritis)
  • Inflammatory Myopathies (e.g.,Polymyositis, Dermatomyositis)
  • Scleroderma
  • Gout
  • Bursitis
  • Inflammatory Spondyloarthropathies (e.g. Ankylosing Spondylitis)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Inflammatory arthropathies associated with psoriaris and inflammatory bowel disease
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Rheumatology
(337) 494-6782
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1701 Oak Park Boulevard
Lake Charles, LA 70601
(337) 494-3000
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