I believe health maintenance requires a partnership between a physician and the patient. This partnership is based on trust, exchange of information, and willingness to commit to the ultimate goal- HEALTH. As a rheumatologist, I take care of patients with arthritis, systemic lupus, erythematosus, fibromyalgia, and other diseases with musculoskeletal manifestations. Because most of these illnesses are chronic diseases, a stable relationship between physician and patient is very important. I speak spanish fluently and welcome spanish speaking patients.