Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is the most common type of autoimmune arthritis. It is caused when the immune system (the body’s defense system) is not working properly. RA causes pain and swelling in the wrist and small joints of the hand and feet. Treatments for RA can stop joint pain and swelling, as well as prevent joint damage. The BMC rheumatology clinic is a national leader in using ultrasound to help make a diagnosis and to look at the course of your disease and how well it’s responding to therapy. A BMC clinical pharmacist works closely with our doctors and patients to ensure that you have all the information you need about your medications and that medication interactions are minimized. We can also help you navigate the insurance process, so you can get joint-saving treatment safely and without delay. We offer the latest treatments for rheumatoid arthritis are available, including therapies through the BMC Infusion Suite, which provides patients with the utmost privacy, comfort, and convenience.