Franciscan Rheumatology Associates at St. Clare

11311 Bridgeport Way S.W. Suite 100
Lakewood, WA 98499

Phone: 253-985-6490
Fax: 253-985-6488

Franciscan Rheumatology Associates - Gig Harbor

6401 Kimball Drive N.W. 2nd Floor
Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Phone: 253-985-6490
Fax: 253-985-6488

Richard Rynes, MD

Richard Rynes, M.D., provides specialized care for rheumatology, osteoporosis and arthritic diseases. He is particularly interested in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), rheumatoid arthritis and vasculitis. Active in academic medicine and research, Dr. Rynes serves as a clinical professor of rheumatology at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American Rheumatism Association and the American College of Physicians, and is a member of the American Federation for Clinical Research.

Dr. Rynes takes special care to listen to his patients and help them maintain and improve their ability to function, with each patient visit supporting better health and overall well-being. Away from medicine, Dr. Rynes enjoys skiing, gourmet food and wines.

Name with degree:Richard Rynes, MD
Specialties: • Rheumatology
• Internal Medicine
Board certified:Yes
Hospital affiliation: • St. Clare Hospital, Lakewood
Interests: • Ankylosing Spondylitis
• Antiphospholipid Syndromes
• Arthritis
• Arthrocentesis
• Autoimmune Disease
• Back & Neck Disorders
• Bone Disease
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
• Clinical Densitometry
• Clinical Immunology
• Connective Tissue Disease
• Dermatomyositis
• Fibromyalgia
• Giant Cell Arteritis
• Gout
• Inflammatory Muscle Diseases
• Joint Injections
• Lupus
• Musculoskeletal Disease
• Musculoskeletal Medicine
• Osteoarthritis
• Osteoporosis
• Polymyositis
• Psoriatic Arthritis
• Raynaud's Phenomenon
• Rheumatoid Arthritis
• Rheumatology
• Sarcoidosis
• Scleroderma
• Sjogren's Syndrome
• Soft Tissue Injections
• Spondylolysis
• Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
• Tendonitis
• Vasculitis
Medical School:University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residencies:University Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI
Fellowships:Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA


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