Specializing in treating adults & adolescents with arthritis & diseases of the musculoskeletal system & connective tissue.(310) 274–7770
The care of rheumatic conditions requires close attention and treatment from a skilled rheumatologist. Beverly Hills rheumatologist Dr. Susan Baker is dedicated to providing her patients with the best care possible. Her goal is to find the best treatment for each individual patient, including comprehensive diagnosis and disease management. At her Beverly Hills office, Dr. Baker offers the following services:
Bone Densitometry (Dexa Scan)
A bone densitometry test, or Dexa scan, is a non-invasive way to assess the strength of your bones and their likelihood to fracture. The goal of the Dexa scan is to assess if your bone density is lower or far lower than normal, indicative of osteopenia or osteoporosis. Bone densitometry is a 10 minute long procedure where the patient lies flat on their back while a series of x-rays produce images of the bones. If you are at risk for osteoporosis, contact Dr. Baker to schedule a Los Angeles diagnostic Dexa scan today.
Infusion services refer to treatments administered through injections or catheters that deliver medicine, nutrients or other special fluids to the body. Dr. Baker specializes in administering infusion therapy for lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis.
Musculoskeletal Ultra-Sound Guided Joint Injections
Musculoskeletal ultra-sound guided joint injection is a state of the art diagnostic and treatment procedure where joint injections used to treat arthritic symptoms are guided by an ultra-sound. This revolutionary method of arthritis treatment limits potential risks compared to performing the procedure “blind.” Dr. Baker specializes in musculoskeletal ultra-sound guided joint injections in Los Angeles.
Electrocardiography, also known as EKG, is a monitoring device used to detect regular or irregular heart activity. By recording the electrical activity of the heart with externally placed electrodes, patients at risk of heart dysfunction can get a clear diagnosis in a timely manner.
X-rays are used to get clear images of your bones and skeletal structure for doctors to examine for injury and fragility. X-rays can be used to diagnose bone density loss and other arthritic precursors or symptoms. X-ray imaging is a simple and quick procedure that renders critical medical information through non-invasive technology.
Lab testing services are important in the analysis of blood or other bodily fluid for signs of disease. Lab services provide diagnostic answers for patients who are at risk for lupus, reactive arthritis, hypothyroidism or other autoimmune disorders.
Q: Can I return home after a diagnostic procedure?
A: Yes, all diagnostic procedure mentioned are out-patient, meaning you can return to your daily activities the same day.
Q: Will I receive my results the same day?
A: Some lab testing may take more than one day but x-ray imaging and Dexa scan results can typically be presented the same day.
Diagnostic Services and Expert Treatment in Beverly Hills
If you are at risk for autoimmune disorders or bone or joint issues or want to know more about a currently existing condition, do not hesitate to schedule a consultation with a compassionate, experienced rheumatologist in Los Angeles. Make an appointment with Dr. Baker today by calling (310) 274-7770 or completing the online contact form.