The Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine clinics at UWMC-Roosevelt and the UW Medicine Eastside Specialty Center offer subspecialized surgical care for arthritis patients. UW surgeons provide the most current approaches for patients with arthritis affecting:

UW Rheumatoid Arthritis Service

The Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine clinics at UWMC-Roosevelt offer a specialty program for rheumatoid arthritis. The Rheumatoid Arthritis Service provides health care, support, and information to optimize the health, comfort, and productivity for individuals with:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Ankylosing Apondylitis
  • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Systemic Lupus
  • Psoriatic Arthropathy
  • Sjogren's Syndrome


Physicians in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine and on the Rheumatoid Arthritis Service work closely with the Arthritis Foundation's Washington/Alaska Chapter and with other UW specialists to provide information on the latest medical and surgical treatment methods.

Making an appointment

You may make your own appointment with an arthritis surgeon in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine or with a physician on the Rheumatoid Arthritis Service or you may be referred by your physician or other specialist.

To make an appointment, please call: 206-520-5000 or Toll Free 877-520-5000.

Our Clinic Locations

The Hip and Knee Center at UWMC - Roosevelt, The Hand, Elbow & Shoulder Center at UWMC - Roosevelt, and The Foot and Ankle Center at UWMC - Roosevelt are located at UWMC-Roosevelt, an outpatient facility at 4245 Roosevelt Way N.E. in Seattle's University District. There is an underground parking garage in the building. A number of bus lines stop right outside or nearby, and there also is a free shuttle bus service from UW Medical Center.

The Eastside Specialty Center is located in Bellevue at 3100 Northup Way. Free parking is available on site.


Please be aware that many insurance programs will not pay for you to see a specialist without prior authorization, so check with your health insurance plan first.