Rheumatologist Eman R. Boulis, MD, will open Central Iowa Rheumatology Clinic at Grinnell Regional Medical Center’s Visiting Specialty Clinic, adding expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of rheumatic illnesses such as arthritis and osteoporosis. The field of rheumatology involves diseases of the joints, muscles and bones, as well as disorders of the immune system.
Boulis [pronounced boo-lis], who is certified by the American Boards of Rheumatology and Internal Medicine, attended medical school in Cairo, Egypt, where she practiced until 1999. She completed an internship and residency in internal medicine in Pennsylvania and a fellowship in rheumatology at the University of Mississippi, Jackson, where she was an affiliated staff.
Most recently, Boulis practiced rheumatology at East Coast Rheumatology PLLC, in Plainview, NY, and served as a physician reviewer for Advanced Medical Reviews. She has published research on lupus and osteoporosis and has experience in the diagnosis and management of rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, bursitis, carpal tunnel, and joint and muscle pain, among other conditions and treatments.
“Rheumatology is a new specialty offering for GRMC, and we are pleased to be able to add Dr. Boulis’ expertise to our on-site services,” said CEO Todd Linden. “Rheumatologists are often considered medical detectives, working with other physicians to determine the source of unexplained symptoms and treatment for joint and muscle pain.”
Boulis will see patients 16 years of age and older, beginning November 14. A physician’s referral is not required; however, insurance carriers may require a referral for payment. Her office will be located on the second floor, east wing of the medical center, 210 4th Avenue, Grinnell; phone number is 641-236-2338.