Medical College of Wisconsin Rheumatology Patient Care

The Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Rheumatology Clinic schedules patients upon a referral from their primary care physicians for the treatment and diagnosis of arthritis and certain autoimmune diseases. Our rheumatologists work closely with patients and their primary care physicians to identify the problem and design an individualized treatment program. Outpatient care on our main campus is provided in the Froedtert & MCW Rheumatology clinic on the fourth floor of the Froedtert Specialty Clinic. Inpatient care is provided on the general medical floors in Froedtert West Hospital and the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center.

MCW Osteoporosis Program

Section of the Spine Osteoporosis and Calcium Disorders Clinic Team


The Osteoporosis and Calcium Disorders Clinic team strives to educate individuals as well as the public on issues such as:

  • Self-management
  • Guidance
  • Exercise
  • Self-help services and groups

The team strives to educate the public by supplying information on the disease processes and self-help groups. For additional self-help information, brochures, and pamphlets, please visit the Arthritis Foundation website.

Patients will be counseled regarding:

  • Risk factors, including home safety and fall prevention strategies will be discussed. Individuals will be provided with a home safety checklist to enable them to identify and alter situations in their homes/living environments that could contribute to falls.

  • Modify risk behaviors. Individuals are instructed modifying risk behaviors, nutritional assessment with emphasis on adequate calcium consumption and review weight bearing exercises/activity program. If balance or back muscle weakness problems are identified, referral will be made to an osteoporosis physical therapy program.

Osteoporosis is a disease that affects the bones. Individuals with osteoporosis have bones that have become thin due to demineralization and are therefore at increased risk for fracture. Bone fractures are not only painful but can lead to loss off function and loss of independence. Bone fractures can also contribute to the death of individuals. In the United States it is estimated that there are 10 million people with osteoporosis. Fortunately, osteoporosis is a treatable condition. The benefits of treatment are the prevention of bone fracture and the maintenance/improvement of bone density.

Home safety and fall prevention strategies will be discussed. Individuals will be provided with a home safety checklist to enable them to identify and alter situations in their homes/living environments that could contribute to falls.

Information on the purpose of osteoporosis medications will be provided. This will include medications currently approved by the FDA for treatment and prevention of osteoporosis. Proper dosing schedule and side effects will be reviewed with patients.

Lupus Clinic

In January 2019, a dedicated Lupus Clinic was developed in response to a local clinical need to improve lupus outcomes, reduce hospitalization, and provide patients with a highly satisfactory lupus medical home. The Lupus Clinic (TLC) offers patient resources including an embedded pharmacist, expedited consultation with Dermatology/Nephrology clinics, and opportunities to participate in clinical trials. From an institution’s perspective the clinic has fostered important collaborations, is a valuable venue for learners at all stages of training and will provide opportunity for quality improvement initiatives. Dedicated single disease clinics have been shown at other institutions to improve measurable outcomes in lupus care.

Psoriasis/Psoriatic Arthritis Clinic

The psoriatic arthritis program is established at the Froedtert Hospital where Dr. Singla (a rheumatologist) and Dr. Gordon (a dermatologist) collaborate to provide the most effective care for patients with psoriatic disease. The combined dermatology/ rheumatology clinic allows for a comprehensive evaluation and management of patients by establishing a prompt and accurate diagnosis along with improved communication amongst the involved healthcare professionals. This clinic also has a dedicated pharmacist that assists with patient education. The goal of the clinic is improved quality of life for patients with psoriatic disease and also provides excellent opportunities for training and research.

Uveitis Clinic

The Uveitis clinic is a collaboration clinic with eye institute specialists who treat patients with different autoimmune diseases affecting the eyes which was established several years ago. The clinic provides a very functional, timely and proactive approach to the patient’s care and treatment management.

Contact Us

Schedule an Appointment

To make an appointment or for further information, please call (414) 805-6633.


Referrals to the Osteoporosis Clinic can be made by calling (414) 805-6633.