AboutDr. Polly Ferguson, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Iowa City, IA. She has 27 years of experience. Her specialties include Rheumatology and Pediatrics. Dr. Ferguson is affiliated with University of Iowa Children's Hospital, Genesis Medical Center, West Central Park and Hammond-Henry Hospital. She speaks English.
Dr. Polly Ferguson has the following 2 specialties
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.
A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in the regular care of children, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of illness in children. Young patients are often more complicated to treat because they are still growing and developing.
While pediatricians may sub-specialize in specific therapy areas like oncology, surgery, ophthalmology, and anesthesiology, in general, pediatricians provide services like vaccinations, health exams, and treatment of common ailments and injuries. In addition, pediatricians are trained to handle the complex emotional and behavioral issues faced by children, especially during puberty.
Pediatricians normally see their patients from birth until the age of 18, although some may agree to treat patients into their early 20s, if requested.
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- Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
- Rheumatic Diseases
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
Dr. Ferguson is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Genesis Medical Center, West Central Park
1401 W Central Park Ave
Davenport, IA 52804
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Campus
8915 W Connell Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Blank Children`s Hospital
St. Luke's Hospital
1026 A Ave NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Trinity Medical Center - 7th Street Campus
27 Years Experience
University Of Iowa Roy J And Lucille A Carver College Of Medicine
Graduated in 1990
University Of Virginia Health System
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