Lake Regional Arthritis and Rheumatism is located on the second floor of the Lake Regional Imaging Center at 1075 Nichols Road; Osage Beach. To schedule an appointment, call 573-302-2828.Open Tuesday and Thursday.

Arthritis causes pain, stiffness and swelling in and around the joints, making it difficult to engage in everyday activities, such as walking or climbing stairs.


According to the CDC, more than 50 million U. S. adults suffer from arthritis and it is the most common cause of disability in the country. Although there is no cure, arthritis can be controlled through medical treatment, regular exercise, and weight maintenance.

If you suffer from arthritis, connective tissue disease or other disease of the soft tissues, joints and muscles, contact Lake Regional Arthritis and Rheumatism about treatment options to help manage your condition.


Lake Regional Arthritis and Rheumatism specialist, Miriam Borden, M.D., diagnoses and treats patients with the following conditions.

  • Arthritis
  • Joint and Back Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Soft tissue rheumatism including tendonitis, bursitis, carpal tunnel syndrome and more
  • Connective tissue diseases such as lupus, scleroderma and polymyositis
  • Other diseases of the soft tissues, joints and muscles 

Infusion Therapy

In addition to caring for patients at Lake Regional Arthritis and Rheumatism, Dr. Borden also oversees infusion treatments for her patients in Lake Regional Hospital’s Multiservices Department. Infusion therapy, also called intravenous or IV therapy, may be used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoporosis and ankylosing spondylitis, an inflammatory back disease. To learn more about Dr. Borden, visit her Provider Bio page.

In 2016, the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recognized Lake Regional Rheumatology as a Patient-Centered Specialty Practice for its responsiveness to patients and medical colleagues, its cooperation and integration with other health care groups and its dedication to continuous improvement.

NCQA Patient-Centered Specialty Practice Recognition distinguishes practices that communicate, collaborate and integrate care in ways that patients want and that improve quality.

About NCQA

NCQA is a private, non-private organization dedicated to improving health care quality. The organization accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance.