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Ness County Hospital Outpatient Specialty Clinic

Tele-Rheumatology Services

Eagle Telemedicine 

More than 54 million Americans live with rheumatic disease in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this is expected to grow to 67 million by 2030. Yet, with many practicing rheumatologists estimated to retire and a lack of new physicians entering the field, the number of rheumatologists is expected to decrease 24% to just 4,497 rheumatologists by 2030, This has generated an increased need for rheumatologist access, particularly among regional hospitals in rural communities. The Eagle Tele-Rheumatology service is rising to meet this increased need.

Types of care our Tele-Rheumatologist can provide:
- Perform a full physical exam with the on-site nurse
- Identify specialty-related diseases
- Manage chronic diseases
- Direct necessary follow-up care
- Discuss diagnosis and treatment directly with patient
Conditions our Tele-Rheumatologist can treat:
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Lupus
- Osteoarthritis 
- Gout
- Psoriatic Arthritis 
- Fibromyalgia 
- Vasculitis 
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Emily Gilbert, MD

Rheumatology and Internal Medicine

Dr. Gilbert is from Mississippi and attended medical school at University of Mississippi School of Medicine and graduated in 2016. She completed her residency at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida in 2020. She is board certified in Rheumatology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Gilbert completed her fellowship at Mayo Clinic Jacksonville for Rheumatology in 2022. She works in Jacksonville, Florida as a Physician at HNI Healthcare as well as an Independent Contractor at Remission Medical. She is also a Independent Contractor / Physician Reviewer at Medical Review Institute of America at West Valley City, Utah. Dr. Gilbert holds a Master’s Degree in Biomedical Sciences and a PhD in Physiology and Biophysics both garnered from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi.



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