Arthritis means inflammation of the joint and the condition affects nearly 300,000 children in the United States. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis is one form of autoimmune rheumatic disease, where the immune system triggers inflammation in the joints for no apparent reason. Our team of dedicated and highly trained health care professionals help patients and their families manage these various rheumatic diseases. The staff includes four board-certified pediatric rheumatologists (out of only about 350 in the country). We treat children from birth through age 18, and provide both outpatient and inpatient care.
Lupapalooza is a weekend camp created in 2009, that provides an overnight camping experience for those diagnosed with Lupus. Lupapalooza exists to inspire our patients through opportunities to develop self-confidence and independence, develop a spirit of group identity, develop skills and explore interests as well as develop friendships.