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Arthritis Care/Rheumatology

Arthritis causes pain, stiffness and swelling in and around the joints. This makes everyday activities, such as walking or climbing stairs, difficult. Although there is no cure for arthritis, medical treatment can help control it and limit its effects.

If you suffer from arthritis, connective tissue disease or another disorder of the soft tissues, joints and muscles, contact Lake Regional Arthritis and Rheumatism about treatment options. Rheumatologist Miriam Borden, M.D., diagnoses and treats patients with the following conditions.

  • Arthritis
  • Joint and back pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Soft-tissue rheumatism, including tendinitis, bursitis and carpal tunnel syndrome
  • 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, is used to treat some cases of rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoporosis and ankylosing spondylitis, an inflammatory back disease.


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.