Personalized Treatment for Chronic Pain
Relieve Your Pain, Regain Your Life

Even though 50 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, the condition is notoriously difficult to diagnose and just as hard to treat. On average, it can take up to five years and five doctors for a patient living with inflammatory or autoimmune disease to get a correct diagnosis. If you’re lucky, a provider might prescribe medication to ease your pain, but in most cases, your symptoms may be dismissed as psychosomatic – just a side effect of stress.

At Rheumatologix in Knoxville, TN, rheumatologist Dr. Tonya Baker treats you with the ultimate in empathy and compassion. From your first consultation, she becomes your personal detective who, through an investigation of your medical history and the process of elimination, can unravel the mystery of your condition and discover the right treatment for pain relief. And because she’s a direct pay provider, there’s no need for a referral so you can be seen immediately.

For most patients, a rheumatology consultation is their last stop on a years-long journey to find a diagnosis. For our patients, it’s the start to a life with less pain.

The Conditions We Treat at Rheumatologix

Dr. Baker offers a holistic approach to rheumatology care that blends modern medicine with alternative therapies. In addition to medications that address both the condition and its symptoms, your care plan may include dietary modifications, exercise wellness, and lifestyle changes to improve your overall health and well-being. 

Rheumatoid Arthritis
Find relief from the pain, stiffness, and swelling in your joints and prevent further loss of function through medication and self-management strategies.

Psoriatic Arthritis
With a long-term care plan, you can slow disease progression, reduce your pain, and preserve your range of motion even as you grow older.

By suppressing an overactive immune system, your personalized treatment can improve your quality of life, ease pain and fatigue, and prevent organ damage.

Dr. Baker can address the itching and burning of this common autoimmune disease and help prevent the onset of psoriatic arthritis.

Frequently misdiagnosed and often stigmatized, fibromyalgia can be effectively treated with prescription medication, therapy, and counseling.

COVID Vaccine Response
Patients with an autoimmune disorder face challenges with both COVID and the vaccine to prevent it. Dr. Baker can help you determine the best plan of action to take.

Schedule Your Rheumatology Consultation with Dr. Baker

You never have to wait for care or hear “it’s all in your head” ever again! Contact Rheumatologix in Knoxville to book your one-hour appointment with Dr. Baker, and get on the road to relief sooner.