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Arthritis Foundation


1330 W. Peachtree Street

Suite 100

Atlanta, GA 30309


1-800-283-7800 (for information and materials)

Internet address:


Description of services provided:

This is the main voluntary organization devoted to arthritis. The foundation publishes free pamphlets on many types of arthritis and a monthly magazine that provides up-to-date information on arthritis. In addition, the foundation provides physician and clinic referrals.

National Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NAMSIC)


National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Skin Diseases (NIAMS)

Information Clearinghouse

1 AMS Circle

Bethesda, MD 20892–0001



Internet address:


Description of services provided:

This is a public service sponsored by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. It provides information about various forms of arthritis and rheumatic diseases. The clearinghouse distributes patient and professional education materials.

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)


2200 Lake Boulevard NE

Atlanta, GA 30319



Description of services provided:

ACR is a professional organization of rheumatologists and associated health professionals, including physicians, research scientists, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, psychologists, and social workers. The ACR seeks to increase research in the rheumatic diseases, increase federal funding for research in the rheumatic diseases, and advocate for public policy relating to the care of people with arthritis and other rheumatic diseases.

Last reviewed May 2014 by Michael Woods, MD

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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