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Rheumatology for arthritis and other conditions

Don’t Live with Pain—Get the Relief of Living Freely!

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease in which your immune system attacks healthy cells in your body and causes inflammation. This can cause severe pain, stiffness, and swelling in the joints, and if left untreated can even impact other parts of the body like the heart, lungs, or eyes.

Griffin Faculty Physicians can relieve your pain, prevent joint damage, and give you the freedom to move how you want to move again. RA can be debilitating and frustrating, especially as it begins to impact your ability to perform daily activities and enjoy your favorite hobbies. Luckily, there are many highly effective treatment and management options for RA.

Treat it early, treat it better

RA has no known cure, but with an individualized treatment plan, you can significantly reduce pain and flare ups while also preventing deterioration of the joint. The key to successfully treating RA is to see a doctor sooner rather than later. If the pain or stiffness in your joints starts to impact your normal activities, you should see a rheumatologist as soon as possible.

Conditions we treat

Arthritis is one of the most common ailments we encounter as we get older. Our goal is to identify the underlying cause and provide targeted care to relieve pain and improve overall functionality. At your visit expect compassionate and comprehensive care for your rheumatologic needs. Our skilled rheumatologists specialize in treating disorders including:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Reactive arthritis
  • Lupus
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica
  • Gout
  • Scleroderma
  • Myositis
  • Sjogren's syndrome
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Vasculitis
  • Pseudogout
  • Paget's disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • Spondyloarthropathies
  • Antiphospholipid syndrome

Our rheumatologist gets you where you want to go!

Our rheumatologist is your partner in the long-term care of RA. We can provide medical interventions like steroids and recommend joint replacement surgery if necessary, but are also invested in the continued management of your RA. Our rheumatologist will work with you to advise lifestyle changes, monitor your condition, and ensure that you can get back to living your life how you want to live it.

Meet our Rheumatologist

Don-Andre Jackson, MD is a rheumatologist with a passion for developing long-lasting relationships with his patients. His practice is committed to improving the quality of life for everyone suffering from arthritis and other autoimmune diseases. Seeing patients gain control over their disease and get back to the activities they love is Dr. Jackson’s favorite part of the job.

Dr. Jackson earned his medical degree from SUNY Downstate School of Medicine, and completed his residency at Northwell Health (formerly North Shore-LIJ Health System). After finishing an Albert Einstein Rheumatology Fellowship, Dr. Jackson is eager to bring his compassionate care to Griffin.

Location: 2 Ivy Brook Rd Suite 115 Shelton, CT