Pediatric Rheumatology

Content medically reviewed by: Christopher Failing, MD

Choose Essentia Health for high-quality rheumatology care for your child in Fargo, ND. You can depend on our pediatric rheumatologist to diagnose and treat rheumatic conditions that cause pain or inflammation—like arthritis while providing support and guidance to your family.

What's a Pediatric Rheumatologist?

A pediatric rheumatologist is a doctor with specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of children with rheumatic conditions that cause inflammation and pain in joints, tendons, ligaments, bones, and muscles.

Conditions Treated

See the full list of conditions we treat, and select a condition to find providers and locations near you.


Diagnostic Tests

To diagnose the cause of your child's symptoms, your provider may use tests like:

  • Blood tests – Take a sample of your blood for examination in a lab
  • Ultrasound imaging – Uses sound waves to take pictures of the inside of your body
  • X-ray – Uses electromagnetic waves to take pictures of the inside of your body

Personalized Care

Your child's doctor will work with you to create an individualized care plan to help manage your child's pain, inflammation, fatigue, and other symptoms. Your care plan may include:

Ask for a Referral

You’ll need a referral from your child's primary care provider for this service.