Musculoskeletal diseases and autoimmune conditions can affect the connective tissues in your joints, muscles and bones, causing pain, swelling, stiffness and deformity. Depending on the area affected, you may have trouble walking, climbing stairs and just doing the fun activities you used to enjoy. If you are experiencing consistent discomfort or pain in your muscles, bones or joints, find relief through specialized care from our rheumatologist. 

We work closely with other specialties, such as physical therapy, orthopedics and pain management to provide a comprehensive approach to care when treating disorders that affect the musculoskeletal system. We are deeply committed to the concept of Patient and Family Centered Care, forming a strong, mutually-beneficial partnership between our patients, their families and the members of our medical team with the goal of providing the highest quality care possible.

Yuma Regional Medical Center’s rheumatologist is trained to diagnose, manage and treat a wide range of disorders, including:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Lupus
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Gout
  • Tendinitis (Bursitis)
  • Chronic Neck and Back Pain
  • Myositis
  • Scleroderma

We provide a number of different treatments and services aimed at improving symptoms associated with autoimmune disorders, including:
  • Therapeutic joint injections to treat rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis and bursitis
  • Musculoskeletal ultrasound procedures to diagnosis and carefully manage disorders
  • Biologic response modifiers to treat rheumatoid arthritis

Preparing for your visit:

Please bring all medical records if you are transferring care from another facility. We also ask patients to please arrive 15 minutes early for your appointment, so you can complete a health questionnaire. This information about your pain levels and ability to perform daily activities helps you be well-prepared for a meaningful discussion with your rheumatologist.

If you have any questions about the treatments we offer or would like to schedule an appointment, please call 928-336-2434.

Meet Our Providers

Sherif A. Nasef, M.D.

Sherif A. Nasef, M.D.


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