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Rheumatology

Our Rheumatologist serves patients in Haverhill, Riverwalk, and Andover

Leading the team, board certified rheumatologist, Dr. William O’Brien diagnoses and treats rheumatic diseases associated with:

  • Inflammatory arthritis  -rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout
  • Vasculitis and connective tissue disorders – lupus, raynauds, sjogrens, antiphospholipid syndrome, scleroderma, giant cell arteritis, Behcet’s, granulomatous polyangiitis, polyarteritis nodosa
  • Muscle and joint disorders – osteoarthritis, polymyalgia rheumatica, bursitis, tendonitis, fibromyalgia, and other causes of musculoskeletal pain

Being mindful of our patients’ time and needs, we provide timely updates to each patient’s referring physicians.  We do this through our onsite lab and diagnostic services as well as the Electronic Health Record that allows the care team to have access to a patient’s real time health information.

Should a patient require more specialized care, we refer to local area hospitals as well as Mass General and Brigham’s & Women’s Hospital in Boston.

With chronic health issues, we strongly believe in patient education and encourage each patient to take an active and responsible role in their healthcare.

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To schedule an appointment contact (978) 521-3200. Dr. O’Brien sees patients at our Haverhill and RiverWalk offices.

Mass General Brigham community practices are here for you during these challenging times, and our staff are available in the office for most appointment types. Virtual visits by smartphone, computer, with webcam, or telephone are now available for urgent appointments.

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Available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 7 days a week (Monday through Sunday), nurses can respond to general or specific questions about COVID-19 for those who have symptoms, believe they may have been exposed, or are looking to learn more.

If testing or treatment is needed, the nurses will guide you through next steps. Interpreters can be added to calls for patients who need it. The nurse hotline is available to anyone that is a Mass General Brigham patient, regardless of immigration status or insurance.

Please note the Nurse Hotline is not able to schedule or answer questions about elective testing, such as testing for travel or do not have symptoms.

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