Rheumatologist, West Hills

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23101 Sherman Place, #507

West Hills, CA 91307 View Location

Rheumatic Diseases

Who is a rheumatologist?

A rheumatologist is an internist who has sub-specialized in the treatment of musculoskeletal and auto-immune diseases.

Diagnosis of auto-immune diseases often is challenging as there is no single test or study that can definitively diagnose these conditions. Rheumatologists act like detectives, putting together information from the patient and interpreting labs and images to discover the correct diagnosis.

These are some of the diseases and conditions that Dr. Firooz treats:

Auto-immune Diseases

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Reactive arthritis (Reiter Syndrome)
  • Crohn’s/Ulcerative colitis- associated arthritis
  • Lupus
  • Scleroderma
  • Sjogren’s syndrome
  • Behcet Syndrome
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica
  • Still’s disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Temporal arteritis (giant cell arteritis)
  • Polymyositis
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Relapsing polychondritis
  • Raynaud’s syndrome
  • Sarcoidosis

Musculoskeletal diseases


  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Trigger finger


  • Dupuytren’s contracture
  • Osteoporosis
  • Paget’s disease
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD)

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