As a dedicated rheumatologist, he diagnoses and examines diseases and disorders involving the musculoskeletal system, and the immune system. He consults with patients in order to decide on the appropriate method of treatment applicable for a patient. He may also order diagnostic or investigative tests such as laboratory tests, chemical pathology and X-rays to further lead to identifying the right treatment to be implemented.
Reality dictates that there are over 100 types of rheumatic diseases that a lot of people suffer with every day. These disorders are handled by rheumatologists. They particularly look into disorders that affects the muscles, bones and joints, which are typically a result of immune system dysfunction. Among the most common conditions that are being handled by a rheumatologist includes gout, arthritis, lupus, fibromyalgia, and osteoporosis.
Dr. Henry Averns is currently accepting new patients. To book an appointment, please call (613) 507-7878.