Center for Arthritis and Rheumatologic Excellence 
(CARE)

Puja Chitkara, MD A Medical Corporation
Phone: 619-623-3000

Rheumatology is a sub-specialty of Internal Medicine specializing in the evaluation and management of conditions related to bones, joints, connective tissue and autoimmune disorders.


Here are some of the conditions we specialize in:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis and visco-supplementation (hyaluronic acid) injections
  • Bursitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Carpel tunnel syndrome
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gout
  • Osteoporosis
  • Sjogren's syndrome
  • Anti-phospholipid antibody syndrome
  • Scleroderma
  • CREST syndrome
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Periodic fever syndrome/autoinflammatory syndromes
  • Vasculitis
  • Temporal arteritis
  • Evaluation of joint pain and swelling
  • Evaluation of a positive ANA test
  • Evaluation of abnormal bone density