The Norman Regional Rheumatology clinic strives to create an open and friendly environment for patients—providing excellent care, listening to patient concerns, answering questions and being available for them for whatever they need.
The clinic is located inside West Norman Professional Building at 3400 W. Tecumseh Rd., Suite 202. Sobia Ahmad, MD, and Sanober Malik, MD, treat patients at our clinic. They are both board certified in internal medicine and rheumatology.
Our rheumatology outpatient physician clinic provides treatment, diagnosis and support of patients with rheumatism, arthritis, and other disorders of the joints, muscles, and ligaments.
What is Rheumatology?
A rheumatologist is an internist who received further training in the diagnosis (detection) and treatment of musculoskeletal disease and systemic autoimmune conditions commonly referred to as rheumatic diseases, according to the American College of Rheumatology. These diseases can affect the joints, muscles and bones causing pain, swelling, stiffness, and deformity.
What we treat:
- Ankylosing spondylitis
- DISH – diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis
- Elevated muscle enzymes
- Joint pain/arthralgia/myalgia
- Systemic lupus erythematosus
- Polymyalgia rheumatic, temporal arteritis
- Positive ANA, DS DNA, RF, RNP, Smith antibodies, cardiolipin antibodies
- Psoriatic arthritis – must have joint issues, we do not treat psoriasis alone
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Sjogrens syndrome/SICCA symptoms
- Wegener’s granulomatosis
When should I see a Rheumatologist?
Everyone experiences muscle and joint pain from time to time. When the pain does not resolve as you would expect, it may need to be checked out. If you have muscle or joint pain that has not been resolved, visit your primary care physician for an evaluation. If there is a concern of an underlying rheumatic condition, your doctor can refer you to our clinic.
Referrals are required and must include: progress notes, rheumatologic lab reports, X-rays (if done), patient demographics, a copy of the patient’s insurance card and if the patient’s insurance requires any authorizations, the authorization must accompany the referral.
Norman Regional Rheumatology is not a provider for BCBS BVP Advantage plans, Global Health, Generations Healthcare or Integris Aetna plans, but most other healthcare plans are accepted. It is always best for the patient to check with their insurance prior to referral.
About Norman Regional Health System
Norman Regional Health System is a multi-campus system that serves the healthcare needs of south central Oklahoma. It is currently comprised of an acute-care facility, Norman Regional, on Porter Avenue, and the Norman Regional HealthPlex, located on Interstate 35 and Tecumseh Road in Norman, OK. Norman Regional Hospital is licensed for 324 beds and offers a full range of services including emergency care, oncology, an intensive care unit, surgery and more. The Norman Regional HealthPlex campus is licensed for 136 beds. It features the services of cardiovascular, spine and orthopedics, women’s and children’s and more. The Norman Regional HealthPlex is also the home of the Chest Pain Center and the HealthPlex Heart Hospital. In 2016, the Health System opened Norman Regional Moore, which houses an Emergency Room, physician offices, imaging, lab, physical therapy and more.
Norman Regional Health System also provides outpatient diagnostic centers, medical transport services, physician services, centers of excellence, durable medical equipment supplies, a primary care network, community wellness service and employer health services. It has grown to employ more than 2,700 people and have 356 physicians credentialed on the Medical Staff.
3400 W. Tecumseh Rd., Suite 202
Norman, OK 73072