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By Maina wa Njuguna

We travel to meet a renowned autoimmune specialist – (RUMATOLOGIST), Dr. Aloice Aluoch in Snellville, GA – USA.

Piedmont Eastside Rumatology is a state of the art facility that offers patients a wide variety of amenities and highly qualified staff.


The amenities include – an infusion suite (where medicines and vitamins are administered in very cosy settings); a laboratory room (where body fluids are drawn, tested or sent out for further analysis); xray rooms (where radiology and radiographic images are taken); private patient rooms (where consultantions and examinations take place); clinicians offices and cosy patents and visitors general waiting room.

Infusion suite – Image: /Africa Equity Media/

The clinical staff consists of doctors, nurses, radiographers, and general technicians. Other staff accord customer services and general facility maintenance.

The clinic information – Image: /Africa Equity Media/

Check out Piedmont Eastside Rumatology website for more information

RUMATOLOGY: is a branch of medicine that deals with painful, typically inflammatory or infectious conditions of the joints  and other parts of the musculoskeletal system. (Cleveland Clinic)

Inflammation of the joints – Image: /Courtesy/

Autoimmune disease – A disorder in which the body’s immune system (body defenses to diseases) attacks healthy cells and connective tissue.

Autoimmune disease affects 23.5 million Americans, and nearly 80 percent of those are women…… includes lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and thyroid disease. (Hopkins Medicine)

A few common examples of autoimmune diseases include – rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, celiac disease, osteoporosis, 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, etc.

Lupus – Image: / Courtesy/

African American females are three times more likely to develop lupus than white females. African American females are more likely to develop more severe cases of lupus, and at a younger age. Lupus affects 1 in 250 African American females in the United States.

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Major joints – healthy (left), inflamed (right). Image: /Courtesy/

Piedmont Eastside Rumatology accepts in and out of network insurance as well as self-pay patients. For further information, consult with the clinic’s customer service department.

The clinic information – Image: /Africa Equity Media/
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