Paul J Utz MD
- Rheumatology Palo Alto, CA
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Paul J Utz, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Palo Alto, CA, with other offices in Palo Alto, CA and Stanford, CA (and 1 other location). Their specialties include Rheumatology. Paul J Utz is affiliated with Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Specialties & Expertise
Paul J Utz has the following 1 specialty.
A rheumatologist is a physician who has received extensive training in diagnosing and treating rheumatic conditions. Rheumatic conditions involve the joints, soft tissues, autoimmune system, vascular system, and connective tissues.
Some of the conditions that rheumatologists treat are rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout, sarcoidosis, vasculitis, and lupus. These are all conditions that involve a lot of pain and make mobility difficult. Rheumatologists use medications, such as analgesics, NSAIDs, steroids, DMARDs, infliximab, and adalimumab, as well as occupational therapy, in order to decrease pain and improve a patient's quality of life.