Description of services provided: This is the main voluntary organization devoted to arthritis. The foundation publishes free pamphlets on many types of arthritis and a monthly magazine that provides up-to-date information on arthritis. In addition, the foundation provides physician and clinic referrals.
National Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NAMSIC)
Address: C/O National Institutes of Health 1 AMS Circle Bethesda, MD 20892–3675
Description of services provided: This is a public service sponsored by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. It provides information about various forms of arthritis and rheumatic diseases. The clearinghouse distributes patient and professional education materials.
American College of Rheumatology
Address: 1800 Century Place, Suite 250 Atlanta, GA 30345
Description of services provided: ACR is a professional organization of rheumatologists and associated health professionals, including physicians, research scientists, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, psychologists, and social workers. The ACR seeks to increase research in the rheumatic diseases, increase federal funding for research in the rheumatic diseases, and advocate for public policy relating to the care of people with arthritis and other rheumatic diseases.
Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care
provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a
substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER
IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the
advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to
starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a