Dr. Erin Arnold is a board-certified, leading specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of rheumatologic and autoimmune conditions including rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and gout. She is dedicated to providing her patients with the most personal, innovative and effective treatments available in Rheumatology.
A Personalized Health Care Approach
Dr. Erin Arnold has developed an innovative approach to the care of patients with arthritis. She has designed her practice so that EVERY thing from a live voice answering calls to onsite imaging, infusion center and physical therapy, is done to enhance patient experience and maximize results. She works with a team of health care professionals who assist in the patient evaluation so that Dr. Arnold can make the best management decision. She incorporates innovative diagnostic tools and therapeutic interventions to facilitate the best patient outcome, and works closely with each patient to create a comprehensive Personal Care Plan (PCP).
ORNS employs this Personalized Health Care approach for our patients by utilizing the most sophisticated tools and testing available today – such as ultrasound imaging, x-rays, VECTRA-DA (multi-biomarker analysis) and more. With these tools, we are able to understand each patient’s unique condition and provide an equally unique plan to treat, monitor, predict and prevent disease.
“Whole patient” care like no other
We work closely with our patients to create a comprehensive treatment plan approach incorporating medications, supplements and vitamins, diet and nutrition, and exercise recommendations for all our patients. This treatment strategy, or Personal Care Plan (PCP), is part of our commitment to providing individualized, state-of-the-art care for our patients.
A PERSONALIZED HEALTH CARE APPROACH
“As a Northwestern nurse, I know a lot of wonderful doctors and nurses. Dr. Arnold is one of the very best. I’ve been with her since college and she’s been able to keep my lupus under control when no one else could. They are positive, smart and take time to listen. I think they’re simply phenomenal.”
“I’ve been to other practices where I’ve felt like a number. At ORNS, I feel like family. They take time – actual time – with each patient. I feel absolutely cared for and looked after.”
“One time, Dr. Arnold called me out of the blue and said ‘I have another idea.’ He’d had another treatment suggestion he thought would be helpful – and it was. To be that thoughtful and proactive – well, I’ve never been to a practice like that before.”
“I’m so impressed with the whole staff. They are positive, smiling, attentive – they know me. They take care of the whole person – not just the disease. It feels like your home when you’re there.”
As a new mother, the last thing on Lori’s mind was Rheumatoid Arthritis. But when her pain and stiffness moved from annoying – to incapacitating – she knew she needed to do something.
“I couldn’t walk or move,” said Lori. “My previous doctor did blood tests but didn’t prescribe medication. I didn’t feel like there was a plan. I didn’t feel like anyone cared.”
Then Lori found Dr. Erin Arnold. Dr. Arnold worked with Lori to determine a custom care plan for her – including medication, diet and supplements.
“Dr. Arnold literally turned my life around. I couldn’t walk. I couldn’t change my baby’s diaper,” said Lori. “Now I’m a mom of two – and even back to running marathons”