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Rheumatology is a branch of medicine devoted to the diagnosis and therapy of rheumatic disease.  Physicians who have undergone formal training in Rheumatology are called rheumatologists.

It is concerned within the development, diagnosis and treatment of diseases that affect the joints, bones, muscles and connective tissue.  Many millions of people in the UK live with rheumatological tissue conditions.  Rheumatological disease can cause a wide range of symptoms and it is important to quickly diagnose the condition to establish an appropriate treatment regime.


There are several reasons why you may wish to see a Rheumatologist, particularly if you are experiencing: –

  • Persistent joint pain
  • Inflammation of joints
  • Swelling or tenderness of the joints
  • Stiffness, redness, warmth
  • Joint deformity
  • Lack of range of movement or flexibility
  • Fatigue, lacked energy, weakness

Self-pay Prices


  • Consultation
  • from £150
  • Physiotherapy assessment
  • from £75
  • MRI scan
  • from £495
  • Ultrasound
  • from £295
  • X-Ray
  • from £125
  • CT scan
  • £565

Easy ways to pay


  • Approved by medical insurers
  • 0% credit options available
  • Spread the cost of treatments

Same-day referrals for scans & tests


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Appointments 7 days a week


Our expert Consultants treat a wide range of conditions.

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Conditions we treat


  • Arthritis
  • Connective tissues disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Lupus osteoarthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Osteoporosis
  • Soft tissue disorders such as tennis elbow
  • Back, neck, shoulder, knee, ankle pain or sports injuries and rehabilitation
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Gout

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9.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.


10.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m.


Contact details

Our Patient Services Team are available to answer your queries during our opening hours. Simply use the form or call the number below to contact a member of the team now.

Tel: 01442 331 900



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OSD Healthcare Hertfordshire Clinic is a five star private clinic that acts like a ‘hub’ where you can have all your consultations with a specialist and any scans, tests or X-Rays and rehabilitation or physiotherapy that your Consultant recommends. If you do need to be referred for an operation, we will help you choose another private or NHS hospital. With OSD Healthcare you can have all the convenience, comfort and flexibility of a local clinic with seamless

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