Children's Physician Group—Rheumatology

Caring for Pediatric Rheumatic Conditions,
Inflammatory Diseases and Immune Issues

Rheumatology scanChildren's is one of only a handful of pediatric rheumatology centers in Georgia. Each year, we care for more than 2,000 children and teenagers from birth to age 21.


Many of the conditions we treat involve swelling or joint pain. Our team is involved in the diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of children with rheumatic diseases and primary immune deficiency disease, including:

  • Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
  • Juvenile ankylosing spondylitis
  • Systematic lupus erythematosus
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Mixed connective tissue disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Scleroderma
  • Pain amplification syndromes

We diagnose these conditions through:

  • Laboratory studies
  • Anthrocentesis
  • Bone scan
  • Computed tomography (CT) scan
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan
  • Synovial biopsy
  • X-ray 

  • Scheduling and Appointments

      - Call 404-785-KIDS (5437) to make, cancel or reschedule an appointment

      - We do not allow walk-in appointments

      Frequently Asked Questions

  • What to Bring

      - If you are a new patient, print our new patient form, complete it and bring it with you

      - Driver's license

      - Insurance card

      - Your child's medicine or a list of your child's medicines with dosages

      - Questions for the doctor or nurse

      - Cash for parking (allow an extra 15 minutes to park)

  • Medicine

      Call your pharmacy 1 to 2 weeks before your prescription runs out and ask them to fax a refill request to 404-785-9113. This will take 2 business days to process.

  • Insurance

      - It is important to let us know of any changes with your insurance. We will need your most up-to-date information to get approval for medications and/or procedures.

      - It is your responsibility to know what is covered by your insurance policy. We will try to get all necessary approvals from your insurance company before your child's procedure.

  • Physician Referrals

      - Call 404-785-DOCS (3627) to refer a patient.

      - Download a copy of our referral form.

      - Fax all referral related documents to 404-785-9111.

      - Fax prior authorization forms to 404-785-3236.

      - Fax prescription refills to 404-785-9113.

      - Fax all other documents to 404-785-9096.


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