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UF Health Rheumatology – Medical Specialties – Medical Plaza


1549 Gale Lemerand Drive
Third Floor
Gainesville, Florida 32610-3008
Directions, parking and more

Phone Numbers

Appointment (352) 265-4846
Referral Fax (352) 627-4179

Hours of Operation

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Medical Plaza exterior

Our physicians are faculty members at UF, expertly trained and board-certified to provide adult patients with the full spectrum of specialty medicine for immunology and rheumatology needs.

UF Health offers a full-range of diagnostic and treatment services to patients of all ages with joint and immune disorders. Our comprehensive Medical Specialties Clinics at the University of Florida provide specializations in immunology and rheumatology with nationally and internationally renowned physicians dedicated to excellence in clinical research and patient care.

The centerpiece for these efforts is the Autoimmune Disease Center, which promotes the understanding of the causes of systemic autoimmunity and the identification of more effective approaches to prevention, early diagnosis, and treatment of these diseases. Other specialty clinics include the Lupus Clinical Unit and the Rheumatoid Arthritis Clinical Unit.

Patient care focus

  • Crystal induced arthropathies
  • Lupus
  • Severe, non-surgical osteoarthritis
  • Spondyloarthropathies
  • Systemic autoimmune diseases

Clinical specialties

  • Diagnostic immunology facilities
  • Geriatric rheumatology
  • Immunosuppressive, corticosteroid and anti-inflammatory therapy
  • Investigational therapeutic protocols
  • Joint and muscle scanning
  • Multidisciplinary rheumatic disease care

Related conditions & treatments

Meeting your health care needs

  • Cancer Rehabilitation

    Physical therapy, occupational therapy and massage therapy services for patients experiencing problems associated with surgery or due to side effects of chemotherapy or radiation treatment.

  • Medical Imaging Services

    UF Health offers day-of, on-site imaging services in a qualified medical center.

  • Medical Plaza Specialty Pharmacy

    UF Health Specialty Pharmacy focuses on medication therapy for patients with complex disease states. Medications in our specialty pharmacy range from oral to cutting-edge injectable and biologic products.

  • Outpatient Lab Services

    Full-service, on-site lab services and testing for your convenience.

  • Pharmacies

    Accepts most prescription plans; competitive prices; on-site.

  • Wheelchair and Adaptive Equipment Fitting

    UF Health has an adaptive seating clinic where our therapists evaluate patients for both adaptive equipment and mobility device needs.

For your convenience and peace of mind

  • Accessibility

    Aids and services are available to help people with disabilities communicate effectively.

  • ATM and Banking

    Many of UF Health's properties have various branch ATMs and/or branch offices.

  • Baby-Changing Station

    Baby-changing stations are available in many of UF Health's restrooms.

  • Coffee

    Options include Opus Coffee and Starbucks in the hospital atriums.

  • Free Wifi

    Patients and guests get free wireless internet access at UF Health hospitals.

  • Gardens and Outdoor Spaces

    The Garden of Hope, Sun Terrace, and other spaces help patients and families relax.

  • Gender-Neutral Restroom

    Gender-neutral, public restrooms are located throughout UF Health's properties.

  • Gift Shops

    The Gift Stops offer a wide variety of gifts and products for patients and families.

  • Interpreters / Hearing Impaired

    UF Health provides free language services to people whose primary language is not English.

  • Medical Records

    You can download a form or call (352) 594-0909 to have medical records mailed or faxed.

  • Notary Public

    Notary services are available to patients and visitors Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Smoke-Free

    Smoking, chewing tobacco, or using electronic cigarettes is prohibited on UF Health properties.

  • Social Services

    Social workers are part of the patient's care team and work with medical staff and nurses.