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Center for Rheumatic Diseases


To schedule an appointment:
Call (573) 882-8788

Location: University Physicians Medical Building
                 1020 Hitt Street, First floor next to the Pharmacy
                 Columbia, MO 65212
Complimentary valet parking is available in the circle drive at the front entrance.

Directions: Click for map and directions

Clinic hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, except holidays

Medical services: Our specialists diagnose and treat inflammatory and degenerative diseases of connective tissue such as rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, lupus, gout and other rheumatic diseases. Our clinic features an on-site infusion center, DEXA capabilities for osteoporosis screening and management, and musculoskeletal ultrasound for diagnosis of soft tissue and joint diseases. 

After hours: For urgent but not life-threatening problems, call the University Hospital operator at (573) 882-4141 and ask to page the physician on-call for your physician. The on-call physician will direct you to the most appropriate place for you to receive care, which might include a visit to the clinic, urgent care center or emergency center. For life-threatening illnesses or injuries, go directly to the emergency center.   

UP-Medical Building Immunology Clinic and Center for Rheumatic Diseases Medical Staff:
Celso Velazquez, MD, medical director
Darcy Folzenlogen, MD
Chokkalingam Siva, MD
Deanna Davenport, nurse practitioner

Administrative phone: (573) 882-8788
Administrative fax: (573) 882-3024




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