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Cody Regional Health Rheumatology Clinic

Comprehensive Treatment for Autoimmune Diseases

Rheumatoid diseases are conditions where the body’s own immune system turns on itself and starts attacking healthy tissue. These diseases typically manifest as joint and muscle pains, like arthritis. We still do not know what causes these conditions or how to cure them, but there are numerous treatments available to manage the symptoms.

Why might you need to see a Rheumatologist? Here are some common disorders treated:

  • Gout and pseudogout
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Raynaud's disease
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Seronegative inflammatory arthritis
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus)
  • Spondylitis disorders (ankylosing spondylitis and related conditions)

Cody Regional Health’s Rheumatology Clinic offers state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment of rheumatic diseases in adults. Our providers have been trained in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology and they work closely with specialists in other departments to provide our patients with coordinated and comprehensive care.

Treatment Strategies

Treatment for Rheumatoid diseases focuses on controlling and mitigating the symptoms. Arthritis is a common problem, and one medical professionals have been treating for decades. Today, treatment has advanced to the point where we can provide long-term treatment that is minimally invasive and highly effective.

Below are a few of the many services we offer in our clinic:

  • Outpatient Rheumatology consultations
  • Collaborative evaluations incorporating doctors from other specialties
  • Access to state-of-the-art laboratory, imaging and pathology services
  • A shared electronic medical record, that contains all consultation reports, laboratory results, radiology and procedure reports
  • Outpatient specialty care for patients with chronic rheumatic diseases
  • Hospital consultations
  • Injections

Our Rheumatologists will work closely with you to better understand the challenges you face on a daily basis as a result of your condition. By learning more about you, we can create more effective, personalized treatment plans to help you enjoy a higher quality of life.

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What Our Patients Have to Say
  • "My wife (Gerie Helton) and I traveled to Cody for our anniversary trip to Yellowstone National Park. On September 23, 2018 which would have been the first day of our trip she dislocated her left hip ( which had been replaced in 2009 0r 2010) while putting on her socks ( of all things.) We were staying at the Sunrise Motor Inn which fortunately was a short ambulance ride to your emergency room. The experience we had beginning with the EMT's who responded to the ambulance call, to the emergency room, and the next day on the second floor of your fine hospital is what ..."

    - Terry
  • "ER department went to great lengths to make this "out of towner" feel comfortable. Dr. Polley and Nurse Sarah were very professional and had a great bedside manner. It was my worst asthma attack and I felt very confident that I was getting top notch care."

    - Kelly
  • "Had to bring my daughter for a shoulder injury, on July 4th. I was thoroughly impressed. The staff was absolutely great, very friendly and compassionate. They took great care of my daughter and explained the diagnosis and discharge orders with great detail. I only wish our ER back home could be this professional. I know this is a smaller town and more tight knit, but this hospital/ER could set an example for the rest of the country. Thanks to the staff, physician and PA for the excellent care."

    - Chris
  • "I was a walk in patient on 5/29/18. I had been sick for several days while on a month long motorhome trip. The reception staff was friendly and efficient. I was seen quickly by the PA on duty, Robert Lang. He listened to me, did an exam, diagnosed my illness as acute bronchitis, and prescribed the necessary medication. I was feeling better in just a few days which enabled me to enjoy the remainder of my trip. I was sick and a long way from home so I really appreciated the excellent and friendly care that I received."

    - Bill