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Dr. Timothy Joseph Swartz, M.D.

Rheumatologist

Dr. Timothy Joseph Swartz M.D. is a top Rheumatologist in Kalamazoo, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Timothy Joseph Swartz M.D. is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Timothy Joseph Swartz M.D. is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Timothy Joseph Swartz M.D. is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Kalamazoo, MI, Dr. Timothy Joseph Swartz M.D. is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
41 years Experience
Dr. Timothy Joseph Swartz, M.D.
  • Kalamazoo, MI
  • Yale Univ Sch of Med, New Haven Ct
  • Accepting new patients

How do I know if I have rheumatoid arthritis?

Rheumatoid arthritis is caused by inflammation in the joints. The hallmarks of inflammation are soft (feels “mushy”) swelling, redness and warmth of the joint. There is tenderness READ MORE
Rheumatoid arthritis is caused by inflammation in the joints. The hallmarks of inflammation are soft (feels “mushy”) swelling, redness and warmth of the joint. There is tenderness and often pain with use and restricted range of motion. Rheumatoid arthritis may have other more generalized symptoms such as fatigue, swollen glands and low grade fevers. Classically Rheumatoid Arthritis is in the hands, wrists and feet but can involve any joint. Usually blood tests will show signs of inflammation and often a positive rheumatoid factor or anti-CCP antibody. Your Primary Care physician or a Rheumatologist should be able to differentiate this from the more common osteoarthritis.