As the region's most preferred orthopedic practice, our specialty-trained rheumatologist at Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute has the experience, knowledge, and expertise to help diagnose and treat connective tissue diseases.

Rheumatology is a medical specialty focused on the treatment of musculoskeletal diseases and systemic autoimmune conditions. This includes pain, clinical issues, and inflammation affecting the soft tissues, connective tissues, joints, and immune system. These types of diseases can dramatically affect a patient's life. Rheumatologists are experienced medical professionals who are dedicated to helping patients manage their inflammation and pain that accompany these debilitating diseases.

Keeping You Active at Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute

The most important decision you will make regarding your care is finding an experienced doctor who can expertly address and help treat your condition.

At Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute, our specialty-trained rheumatologist, Karen Kovalow-St. John, M.D., uses her years of experience to diagnose and provide treatments for diseases that affect the body's connective tissues. She places a high value on excellent patient care and focuses on each individual patient to develop a personalized treatment plan for them.

Dr. Kovalow-St. John treats a variety of diseases and medical conditions, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Lupus
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Relapsing polychondritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

Our rheumatologist understands that pain can make daily activities difficult. To schedule an appointment with our experienced rheumatologist at our Valparaiso – Cumberland location, please call (219) 921-1444 or request an appointment online.

Conveniently located in Chesterton, Crown Point, Knox, LaPorte, Michigan City - Coolspring, Michigan City - Woodland, MunsterPortage, Schererville, Valparaiso – Cumberland, and Valparaiso – Valley, Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute offers care at state-of-the-art facilities throughout northwest Indiana so you can get the exceptional, specialized treatment you need where you need it.