Center for Rheumatology & Bone Health

When they work properly, our bones and joints help us walk, dance, play sports and hug the people we love. Some chronic inflammatory diseases, however, can cause morning stiffness, redness and swelling, affecting people at any age. But, it doesn’t have to be that way.


Inflammatory and immune diseases can affect joints, muscles, ligaments and even many vital organs, but when they stand in the way of being able to enjoy your life, it’s time to find help.

Rheumatologists are specialists who deal with diseases of the musculoskeletal system, including:

  • Arthritis (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis)
  • Osteoporosis and metabolic bone diseases
  • Gout, pseudogout
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica
  • Ankylosing spondylitis and arthritis associated with inflammatory bowel diseases
  • Lupus, scleroderma and connective tissue disorders
  • Myositis and myopathy
  • Lyme disease

Symptoms Can Include:

  • Chronic pain and stiffness in the joints
  • Swollen joints
  • Pain when moving
  • Limited ability to move
  • Muscle weakness
  • Hard nodules forming on the joints
  • Unusual weight loss or gain
  • Rashes, eye inflammation
Center for Rheumatology & Bone Health at the Bone & Joint Institute

Meet our Rheumatology & Bone Health Specialists:

Name Specialties Location
Bertuch, Kateryna, MD
4.8 /5
101 surveys
  • Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
  • Torrington
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Dixon, Jonathan Allan, MD 860.972.0050
  • Rheumatology
  • Hartford
Magaldi, John A., MD, FACR, FACP
4.9 /5
289 surveys
  • Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Torrington
  • Hartford
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Sheth, Tejas V., MD, FACR, RhMSUS
4.8 /5
223 surveys
  • Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
  • New Britain
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Our Center for Rheumatology & Bone Health Locations:

The Center for Rheumatology & Bone Health is based at Hartford Hospital but our providers have office hours at Hartford HealthCare facilities across the state so you can get the care you need close to home.

Specialist Hartford
31 Seymour St.
Suite 206
New Britain
183 N. Mountain Rd.
Suite 207
111 Salem Tpk.
538 Litchfield St.
Suite 101
Dr. Kateryna Bertuch
Dr. Jonathan Dixon
Dr. Lia Jamian
Dr. John Magaldi
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Dr. Tejas Sheth
Dr. Sandeep Varma
Crista Prates, APRN

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