San Antonio TX (PRWEB) November 12, 2013
South Texas Arthritis Care Center lead physician Dr. Emily Pineda is back at her practice after attending a continuing education course in musculoskeletal sonography as one of only a handful of invited faculty at the MSKUS Cadaver Course in Norfolk, Va., Oct. 18 and 19.
The course was a hands-on cadaver course focusing on needle guidance of the extremities, hip and spine. Students also earned continuing education credits.
As a faculty member of MSKUS, an instructional group of medical professionals that specializes in the basic and advanced instructional education and advancement of musculoskeletal ultrasound guidance, Dr. Pineda also possess her RMSK credential. She had the opportunity to share her expertise in RMSK sonography as well as her knowledge of treating a myriad of arthritis conditions.
“It’s was an honor to be part of the invited faculty to attend the MSKUS course. Courses like the MSKUS Cadaver Course help professionals maintain field standards and reach new achievements in treating musculoskeletal conditions,” Dr. Pineda said.
The new Registered in Musculoskeletal Sonography (RMSK) credential raises the standard of musculoskeletal sonography and promotes best practices for enhanced patient safety. The certification is highly recommended for individuals in the field like sonographers, sports medicine, rheumatology, orthopedic surgeons, radiologists, and others in the medical field who deal with musculoskeletal conditions. Continuing education like the MSKUS Cadaver Course is a big part of maintaining those standards.
Dr. Pineda is the lead physician at the South Texas Arthritis Care Center in San Antonio, Texas. The clinic specializes in providing state of the art diagnosis treatment for adults affected by arthritis and auto immune diseases. Dr. Pineda’s passion lies in rheumatology with a special interest and expertise in the use of musculoskeletal ultrasound in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions and biogenetical hormone replacement.
“Working with patients with autoimmune diseases and arthritis is really about working to improve a patient’s quality of life because these diseases are a life-long problem. I enjoy putting the pieces together to define the disease for my patients and ultimately improve their symptoms and help them function better than they thought possible. I’m fortunate to have a skilled staff at South Texas Arthritis Care Center to help me accomplish that,” Dr. Pineda said.
To learn more about Dr. Pineda’s work at the South Texas Arthritis Care Center visit http://www.happyjointmd.com or call 210-615-9801.
About South Texas Arthritis Care Center
Lead by Dr. Emily Pineda, the South Texas Arthritis Care Center in San Antonio, Texas, specializes in providing state of the art diagnosis and treatment and rehabilitation for adults affected by arthritis, bursitis, and lupus. Visit http://www.happyjointmd.com to learn more.
About Dr. Emily Pineda
A board certified Rheumatologist, Dr. Emily Pineda started her private practice in Michigan in 1998. In 2005, she and her family moved from Michigan to San Antonio, which she now calls home. Dr. Pineda is the first in South Texas to provide cutting edge therapies such as Ultrasound-guided Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy for various joint and soft tissue ailments, Ultrasound-guided Stem Cell injection Therapy and Fat Graft Injection for Osteoarthritis of the knee. Dr. Pineda has been recognized by her peers as a Top Doctor in San Antonio since opening her solo practice in 2006. She is a member of the American College of Rheumatology, American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, American College of Physicians, Texas Medical Association, and Bexar County Medical Society.