Rheumatology

Rheumatology

Having a condition like rheumatoid arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis can have a drastic impact on a patient’s quality of life. We advocate for our patients throughout their entire treatment and help them achieve the best possible outcomes.

At Alphascript, we offer personalized service and compassionate care for individuals with chronic joint pain.

Services for Patients

Living with a chronic condition can be difficult. Working with a specialty pharmacy shouldn’t be. We’re here to provide the personalized, compassionate care you need to manage your condition and your overall health. Your Alphascript team will support you throughout your entire treatment.

Services for Providers

Your days should be filled with patient care, not paperwork. Let us help you with that. We’ll become an extension of your team, proactively communicating with you and helping with prior authorizations, financial assistance for your patients and more.

About Rheumatology

Rheumatic diseases affect joints, ligaments, bones and muscles. Specialty pharmacies like Alphascript help patients manage chronic rheumatic conditions including rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis.

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an inflammatory disorder that affects the lining of the joints, which results in painful swelling and can cause joint deformity.

Ankylosing spondylitis is an inflammatory disorder that causes the spinal vertebrae to fuse over time. This limits flexibility and mobility and can result in a hunched posture. In some cases, ribs are affected which can make it difficult to breathe.

We’re here to help.

FAQs

Find answers to our patients’ most frequently asked questions.

Patient Resources

Learn more about joint pain and its treatment from these links to educational resources and non-profit organizations.

 

Contact Us

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Frequently Asked Questions about Rheumatology

What are the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis?

The main symptom of rheumatoid arthritis is inflammation of the joints that can include pain, swelling, redness and limited range of motion. Most often joints are affected in a symmetric pattern, meaning a person’s right elbow is affected, the left will also be affected.

Is there a cure for rheumatoid arthritis?

There is currently no cure for RA. With treatment, patients can experience a remission of symptoms.

What are the symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis?

Ankylosing spondylitis affects individuals differently. Some will experience back pain and/or stiffness that comes and goes. Others will experience more severe pain. Usually patients will experience periods of active symptoms and remission. Along with back pain and stiffness, symptoms can include pain or swelling in the neck, shoulder, hips or heels, difficulty expanding the chest when breathing and fatigue.

Is there a cure for ankylosing spondylitis?

There is no cure for ankylosing spondylitis, but there are several treatment options available that can help patients manage symptoms and disease progression.

How do I inject my medication?

Each medication will have its own instructions that your Alphascript pharmacist will review with you. If you have questions or concerns about how to inject your medication, please give us a call at (650) 412-4530.

In all cases before injecting a medication, thoroughly wash your hands and clean the injection site with an alcohol wipe. When you’re done, properly dispose of your used needles or syringes.

Get in touch.

Call, email or send a message using the form below. For medical emergencies, please call 911.

(650) 412-4530

420 Industrial Road

San Carlos, CA 94070

pharmacy@alphascriptrx.com