Rheumatology is a subspecialty of Internal Medicine that diagnoses and treats rheumatic diseases, which involve the musculoskeletal system, immunological diseases, and rheumatic manifestations of systemic diseases.

Our services in Rheumatology

We offer diagnosis and treatment for:

  • Autoimmune Diseases

We provide anti-inflammatory management of systemic diseases and vasculitis.

  • Crystal Diseases

Deposits of substances in the joints such as gout, pseudogout, among others.

Specialized Medical Care for Hospitalized Patients:

  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

A systemic and inflammatory autoimmune disease affecting all organs of the body. It causes arthritis, skin rashes, lung involvement, kidney problems, central nervous system disorders, and alters patients' immunity (low defenses).

  • Arthritis

Joint inflammation and/or diseases of the joint cartilage.

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

Growth and proliferation of the joint membrane that destroys the joints.

  • Osteoarthritis

Cartilage disease.

  • Spondyloarthritis

Disease affecting the spine, skin, heart valves, eyes, colon, and some skeletal manifestations such as heels, soles, knees, and ankles.

Specialized Medical Care for Immunological Diseases:

  • Inflammatory Myopathies

Diseases that inflame the muscles and cause significant muscle weakness. They can be classified as primary diseases or associated with others such as lupus, cancer, among others.

  • Systemic Sclerosis

Group of diseases affecting the skin, causing excessive collagen production in tissues and tissue fibrosis.

  • Infectious Diseases

Septic arthritis, viral arthritis, reactive arthritis, intestinal, gynecological, and urological infections where joints become inflamed or joint infections such as staphylococcus.

Specialized Medical Care for Metabolic Diseases:

  • Osteoporosis

Loss of bone mass per unit volume of bone, with a decrease in calcium concentration increasing bone fragility.

  • We manage both acute conditions caused by bacteria or chronic conditions caused by tuberculosis and fungi.
Our professionals in Rheumatology

Luis Fernando Pinto Peñaranda 

M.D. Rheumatologist Internist, Master in Epidemiology - Head of Rheumatology

Javier Darío Márquez Hernández

M.D. Rheumatologist Internist, Master in Spondyloarthritis

Andrés Felipe Echeverry García

M.D. Rheumatologist Internist

When to check Rheumatology?

You should consider scheduling a consultation with a rheumatologist if you experience any of the following conditions:

  • Persistent Joint Pain:

If you experience persistent joint pain, inflammation, stiffness, or swelling in the joints.

  • Chronic Muscle Pain:

Chronic muscle pain, especially if associated with fatigue or weakness, may indicate rheumatic disorders that require the attention of a rheumatologist.

  • Autoimmune Symptoms:

If you have autoimmune symptoms such as skin rashes, fever, extreme fatigue, or inflammation in various parts of the body, a rheumatologist can assess whether there is a connection to autoimmune diseases.

Comprehensive Care

Our comprehensive approach to health aims to ensure the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of each patient, offering holistic and personalized care during their stay through the following support services:

Diagnostic Support

We conduct complementary studies to the clinical evaluation of the patient to confirm a diagnosis and implement therapeutic actions.


We ensure successful pharmacological therapy with quality care and attention to patients, minimizing risks.

Clinical Psychology

We provide psychological support to patients and their families who are hospitalized or require specialized outpatient consultation for their pathology.

Clinical Nutrition

We offer the best nutritional care to patients, with an emphasis on high complexity, in a comprehensive, timely, friendly, and safe manner, in coordination with the interdisciplinary health team.

Other Support Units

  • Social Work
  • Rehabilitation Unit
Contact us

Contact our Call Center at (604) 360 4788 to schedule an appointment.

For further information or general inquiries, please contact us at (604) 445 90 00.