Ali Medical is a State of the Art 100 bedded multi-specialty hospital. It is strategically located at a prime location in sector F-8 Markaz, Islamabad, Pakistan. The hospital Comprises of modern operation theaters, Intensive Care Unit, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, PICU, HDU, Labor and Delivery Rooms.
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The Rheumatology Department at our hospital specializes in the diagnosis and management of rheumatic diseases and autoimmune conditions. Led by experienced rheumatologists, our team offers comprehensive care for patients with disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, scleroderma, and vasculitis. We provide a range of services, including disease monitoring, medication management, joint injections, and infusion therapies. Our multidisciplinary approach emphasizes patient education, symptom management, and personalized treatment plans to improve quality of life and promote overall well-being for individuals with rheumatic conditions.


Our rheumatology services focus on the diagnosis and management of autoimmune and inflammatory conditions. We offer comprehensive care for diseases such as;

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Lupus
  • Osteoarthritis

Our team of rheumatologists provides advanced diagnostic testing, including;

  • Blood tests and imaging studies
  • Personalized treatment plans tailored to each patient’s needs

We are dedicated to reducing pain, improving function, and enhancing the quality of life for individuals living with rheumatic diseases through compassionate and effective care.

Our Doctors

Consultant Rheumatologist


1. What is rheumatology?

What is rheumatology? Rheumatology is the medical specialty that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and management of autoimmune and musculoskeletal diseases and conditions. Rheumatologists are physicians who specialize in caring for patients with these disorders.

2. When should I see a rheumatologist?

You should consider seeing a rheumatologist if you experience symptoms such as joint pain, stiffness, swelling, or difficulty moving, especially if these symptoms are chronic or interfere with your daily activities. Rheumatologists can also help diagnose and manage autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, or psoriatic arthritis.

3. What conditions do rheumatologists treat?

Rheumatologists diagnose and manage a wide range of conditions, including but not limited to:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus)
  • Spondyloarthropathies (such as ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis)
  • Gout
  • Sjögren's syndrome
  • Scleroderma
  • Vasculitis
  • Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)
4. What happens during a visit to a rheumatologist?

During your visit, the rheumatologist will review your medical history, perform a physical examination, and may order diagnostic tests such as blood tests, imaging studies (such as X-rays or MRI), or joint fluid analysis to evaluate your symptoms and identify any underlying conditions. Based on the findings, they will discuss treatment options and develop a management plan tailored to your needs.

5. Can rheumatic diseases be cured?

While many rheumatic diseases are chronic and may not have a cure, they can often be effectively managed with medications, lifestyle modifications, and other therapies to control symptoms, slow disease progression, and improve quality of life. Early diagnosis and treatment are important for optimizing outcomes and preventing complications associated with these conditions.

6. What treatments are available for rheumatic diseases?

Treatment for rheumatic diseases depends on the specific condition and severity of symptoms. It may include medications (such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs, biologic therapies), physical therapy, occupational therapy, lifestyle modifications (such as exercise, weight management), joint injections, and in some cases, surgical interventions to repair or replace damaged joints.

7. How can I manage symptoms of rheumatic diseases?

To manage symptoms of rheumatic diseases and improve quality of life, it's important to work closely with your rheumatologist to develop a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses your specific needs and goals. This may include taking medications as prescribed, participating in physical therapy or exercise programs, using assistive devices or orthotics to support joints, managing stress, getting enough rest, and following a healthy diet to support overall well-being.

These FAQs provide general information about rheumatology and common questions related to autoimmune and musculoskeletal diseases. If you have specific concerns or symptoms, it’s important to consult with a qualified rheumatologist for personalized evaluation and treatment.