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Rheumatology

The medical professionals at our New York rheumatology clinic have extensive training and experience in the diagnosis and treatment of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases that affect the body’s musculoskeletal system—joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons.  These rheumatic conditions can also affect the body’s nerves, skin, blood vessels, and internal organs—making it a challenge for patients to cope and function through the demands of everyday life.

There are over 100 types of rheumatic and autoimmune diseases which are often characterized by inflamed connective tissue and red swollen joints. They can be serious and very difficult to diagnose and treat. The team at UHS is also specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of arthritis which affects over 50 million people in the United States.

The goal of our team at our New York based rheumatology clinic is to work closely with you to detect these conditions early on, educate you on your condition, and devise a treatment plan that enables a new lifestyle to live well, despite your diagnosis.

Conditions We Treat
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid syndrome
  • Aortitis
  • Autoinflammatory diseases
  • Axial spondyloarthritis
  • Behcet's disease
  • Central nervous system (CNS) vasculitis
  • Connective tissue disease-associated interstitial lung disease
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Cryoglobulinemic vasculitis
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Eosinophilic fasciitis
  • Giant cell arteritis
  • Gout
  • IgA Vasculitis
  • IgG4-related disease
  • Inclusion body myositis
  • Inflammatory myopathies
  • Leukocytoclastic vasculitis
  • Lupus
  • Metabolic Bone Diseases
  • Mixed connective tissue disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Periaortitis
  • Microscopic polyangiitis
  • Granulomatosis with polyangiitis
  • Eosinophilic Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis
  • Polyarteritis nodosa
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica
  • Polymyositis
  • Pseudogout
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Raynaud's disease
  • Relapsing polychondritis
  • Retroperitoneal fibrosis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Rheumatoid vasculitis
  • Scleroderma
  • Seronegative inflammatory arthritis
  • Sjogren's syndrome
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Takayasu's arteritis
  • Urticarial vasculitis
  • Vasculitis
What Patients are Saying

Henda Bouali, MD

5/15/21                "Nothing but good experience with the clinic."

1/27/21                "Efficient. I was very confident with the COVID safety precautions."

12/10/20              "My experience with and at *Dr. Bouali are always good. *Dr. Bouali is one of my favorite docs. Very knowledgeable & competent. 1. There were no delays."

8/28/20                "Excellent Experience!!"

7/14/20                *Dr. Bouali is truly a dedicated physician. She employs conscientious & judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care provided. while hospitalized, she visited/evaluated me personally &/or informed me of my status via phone."

7/4/20                  "I have been under the care of Dr. Bouali since 2013 and have nothing but the greatest respect for her. I believe my life quality today is definitely a result of my being treated by Dr. John Bertini, Dr. Bouali and Dr. Frants."

6/29/20                "Outstanding visit. *Dr. Bouali exceeded my expectations and more. Her ability to listen, reviewing my records, explaining in laymans terms what were some of the potential issues and more were exceptions."

5/27/20                "Dr. Bouali and her staff were extremely kind, from the check in process to the visit itself I was very pleased with how I was treated. I felt listened to and I feel like I can trust them with my care."

Nicole Osterhout, NP-C

5/17/21            "Very pleased on how patient *Nicole was during my visit. She made me feel very comfortable in explaining a procedure she was recommending, to ease my discomfort. I felt a lot of relief. *Nicole is wonderful!! She's a keeper."

5/17/21            "Nicole is very professional, friendly, caring, patient and knowledgeable. I feel very much at ease when we are discussing my medical issues. I definitely would recommend her."

2/16/21            "Ms. Osterhout looks at the whole person, not just the specific reason for seeing me. She addressed that issue that saved me from making a trip to the walk-in."

2/3/21              "Everyone treated me well from receptionist to nurse to *Nicole *Nicole Osterhout is the best!"

1/28/21             "Nicole is excellent. She's a very caring person. She answered all my questions and gave me some helpful suggestions."

1/20/21            "Virtual - Awesome."

12/23/20         "Very well pleased with provider! Felt very positive after visit."

12/22/20          *Nicole treats me as an equal partner in my care/tx she can address emotional psychological which are freq. with Lupus and it's assorted issues.

12/8/20             "She was professional, very empathetic, competent, attentive, personal - excellent in her manner & the clarity of her instructions & explanations. #1. Saw physician's nurse practitioner she was SUPER!"

11/25/20           "Everything went smoothly and she explained everything to me. I am confident with my treatment"

11/10/20           "Nicole is fantastic. Always patient. includes me in care decisions."

6/29/20             "Nicole Osterhout shows compassion & knowledge. She amazes me with little things she remembers about my condition."

6/24/20             "I was very happy with *Nicole's explanations of everything. She didn't realize that it was my birthday while there so she called me later to wish me a happy birthday!! Very nice of her!!!"

Sara Smith. NP-C

3/19/21            "I have always been impressed with the level of care provided here. Always take the time to listen to explain. Very helpful & competent."

2/25/21            "Sara has excellent communication skills. I always have sufficient time for questions & discussion of treatment options."

2/19/21            "This NP is very professional, is very knowledgeable re her particular area of practice, listens well"

2/18/21            "I have a strong faith in the people here and like their way of taking care of my problems."

2/18/21            "I find everyone to be great with their concern and listening to me is very important in deciding what path we need to take."

2/3/21              "Sara does an excellent job explaining everything, very compassionate and has a wonderful personality"

2/29/21            "Both the nurse & *Dr. Smith treated me with respect, felt they were really listening & caring. I always feel that everything is well presented & explained. They go above & beyond!"

2/29/21            "Great staff - both providers and office staff. Extremely pleased - Great job!!"

11/25/20          "My virtual visit went very well. I was called 10 minutes before my appointment time and was helped through the process to connect with my provider. It was easy!"

11/25/20           "Sara Smith has ALWAYS been very easy to talk to and very responsive to any issues I have had."

11/16/20           "We have good discussions about med issues and are able to find solutions."

11/16/20          "Very efficient office. staff is friendly and helpful."

4/8/20               "I have been extremely pleased with the care I have received here. Really like that they listen to me, explain things well & do appropriate follow up & testing."

4/8/20               "I have been extremely pleased with my providers - all of then - Always listens to concerns & addressed them efficiently and professionally. I feel they have gone above & beyond for me.

Colette O’Brien, FNP-C

2/25/21             "I like Colete. She seems very interested in getting to know her patients."

2/25/21             "Had a question I sent through my chart and it was answered in a timely manner."

2/4/21               *Colette O'Brien was very friendly and down to Earth. She spent plenty of time talking to me and answering my questions. I would recommend her to anyone of my friends."

2/29/21             "I've always been treated well and *Ms. O'Brien has always been very kind & courteous to me."

2/26/21             "She is an excellent provider, very knowledgeable, friendly, and competent. I am very satisfied."

2/26/21              "My care provider was very helpful. She answered all my questions with courtesy and took time to make sure I understood all directions."

7/24/20             *Colette was very caring and professional. She is someone whom I would recommend to anyone.

7/24/20             "Everyone in that office is "AWESOME."

Meet Henda Bouali, MD

Dr. Bouali explains how teamwork leads to success at UHS Rheumatology.
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