Our Doctors

For over twenty years, Rheumatology Clinic, LLC has provided the
residents of southern Oregon and northern California with the highest
quality rheumatologic care available.

Rheumatology Clinic Mission Statement

We are a regional outpatient medical clinic serving the Rogue Valley and surrounding areas in Southern Oregon and Northern California. We help diagnose and provide care for people with arthritis and associated disorders.

We are committed to bringing our patients the very best in Rheumatology healthcare. Our team of doctors, nurses and support staff will work together to:

  • Treat you with dignity and respect
  • Provide you with dependable and courteous service
  • Communicate clearly and honestly
  • Protect your confidentiality
  • Recognize your unique needs as a person
  • Earn your trust

 

David I. Dryland, M.D., FACR

Dr. David Dryland is a Yale University trained specialist in rheumatology. He has been a Rheumatologist since July of 2000. Before devoting himself to study and practice in the area of rheumatic disorders, he was previously a doctor of internal medicine.

You may have never heard of a rheumatologist until your referral. There are many rheumatic diseases. Rheumatology is a specialized field of medicine that includes the diagnosis and management of arthritis and related disorders. Such conditions usually involve the joints, but they also may affect other organs including skin, eyes, blood, heart, lungs, kidneys and gastrointestinal tract. Depending on the patient and their history, Dr. Dryland may need to utilize laboratory and/or x-ray testing procedures to ensure accurate diagnosis and proper patient care. Other services patients may receive at the office of Dr. Dryland are joint aspiration procedures and injection treatments for inflamed joints. Dr. Dryland may also act as consultant to your surgeon, providing a second opinion or recommendation regarding your condition prior to a surgery being performed.

While the large majority of patients referred to Dr. Dryland are in need of care for their arthritic disorder, he also provides diagnosis, treatment and assistance with rehabilitation for pain syndromes and obscure inflammatory and immunologic illnesses.
 

 

David L. Chamberland, M.D., FACR

I graduated from Oregon Health Sciences University in 2001. I went on to complete my internal medicine residency at the University of Utah followed by a fellowship in rheumatology at the University of Michigan. At each of these major medical centers I experienced comprehensive and diverse medical training which prepared me to diagnose and treat the many different medical diseases I face daily. I am Board Certified in Internal Medicine and in Rheumatology.

I chose to specialize in rheumatology, or the study of arthritis and associated inflammatory diseases, in part because of the complexities involved in diagnoses and treatments for these conditions. Some of these conditions can involve one or more internal organs including the brain, heart, lungs, kidneys, muscles, and nerves and can necessitate utilization of complex laboratory and/or x-ray testing to confirm diagnoses. Many patients treated by rheumatologists need long term care. I find relationships resulting from this aspect of clinical medicine especially rewarding. Partnering with patients to navigate all the aspects of a medical disease, not just diagnosis, but also how to effectively treat the illness and minimize its daily effects on a patient’s life, can be a great learning experience for both doctor and patient.

I am also experienced in office based procedures, including aspirating and injecting inflamed joints and bursae, which may be helpful in some cases.

I request that all my patients have a primary care provider as this enables optimal comprehensive medical care. I find communication between myself, patients, and the rest of their health care team to be key in establishing a strong therapeutic relationship. Thus, it is our goal that copies of medical notes and labs generated by our clinic will be sent to primary care physicians.

I share office space and weekend call with three other rheumatologists, although we all have separate practices.

The office staff and I look forward to being a part of your health care. If there are ways we can better assist you please let us know.

 

Dr. Sokalski

Dominik G. Sokalski, M.D.

 

Dr Sokalski completed an internal medicine residency at the University of Arizona and completed rheumatology fellowship at the Virginia Commonwealth University. He has since practiced full time rheumatology in Colorado.
Dr Sokalski areas of interest include management of rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, osteoporosis, pseudogout, ankylosing spondylitis, seronegative spondyloarthritis, reactive arthritis,
systemic lupus erythematosus, polymyalgia rheumatica, vasculitis, sarcoidosis, Behcet's syndrome, scleroderma and CREST. He describes his philosophy of care as - "I strive to be passionate advocate for all patients while providing the highest quality of comprehensive care in the field of Rheumatology" Dr Sokalski is very excited about joining Southern Oregon Rheumatology Clinic and looks forward to being part of the community. He will be relocating to Oregon with his wife and son. 

 

Dr. Cavalcante

Coming November 2019 

Dr. Milena Cavalcante, M.D.

Dr. Milena Cavalcante received her medical degree from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami, her rheumatology fellowship at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, and attended Tufts University where she obtained a Certificate in Clinical and Translational Research.

Dr. Cavalcante is interested in the diagnosis and treatment of general rheumatologic and musculoskeletal conditions; including rheuma-toid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, spondyloarthropathies, Sjögren’s syndrome, scleroderma, polymyalgia rheumatica, gout and osteoarthritis. She is trained in the diagnosis and management of other rare inflammatory conditions including vasculitis, dermatomyositis, periodic fever syndromes and sarcoidosis, amongst others, as well as in intra-articular aspiration and injections for diagnosis and treatment of rheumatologic conditions.

Dr. Cavalcante is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

 

Karen S. Basin, M.D., FACR, FACP

Retired 12/31/2015

I graduated from the University of California San Diego School of Medicine in 1986. Subsequently, I completed a three-year Internal Medicine residency and a two-year Rheumatology fellowship at the University of Southern California and its affiliated hospitals. I am Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. I have been practicing rheumatology in Medford since 1991.

As a rheumatologist, I specialize in the diagnosis and management of arthritis and related disorders. Though these conditions usually involve the joints, they may also affect other organs including skin, eyes, blood, heart, lungs, kidneys, and gastrointestinal tract. There are many rheumatic diseases. In some instances, I may need to utilize complex laboratory or x-ray testing procedures to make a diagnosis.

The large majority of patients referred to our office are those needing specialized care of their arthritic disorder. Other patients may be referred for diagnosis and treatment of pain syndromes, obscure inflammatory or immunologic illnesses, or for the management of rehabilitation needs. I am also experienced in aspirating and injecting inflamed joints, and I will frequently consult with orthopedic surgeons in the management of musculoskeletal conditions.

I request that all my patients have a primary care provider. I will be sending copies of my consultation and follow-up visits to your primary provider along with results of tests done in this office. There is no additional charge for this service.

I am sharing office space with other rheumatologists. We share weekend call coverage but otherwise have separate practices.