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Baton Rouge General Opens Rheumatology Clinic

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BATON ROUGE, La. – Sean Shannon, MD, a board-certified rheumatologist, has recently joined Baton Rouge General and is seeing patients at a new clinic at the hospital’s Bluebonnet campus.

Baton Rouge General Rheumatology diagnoses and treats a wide range of autoimmune and inflammatory conditions, from lupus and rheumatoid arthritis to gout and scleroderma. Inflammatory, or rheumatic, conditions can affect the joints, muscles and bones, causing pain, swelling, stiffness, and potentially deformities.

A first in the area, the new rheumatology clinic will share a space with dermatologists from Baton Rouge General Dermatology. Some conditions that rheumatologists treat, like psoriatic arthritis, are tied to dermatologic issues, and rashes, dry skin, and itchiness are a common first symptom for some rheumatic diseases. By combining these specialties, patients can conveniently see both physicians at one visit.

Dr. Shannon received his medical degree from LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans, then completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in rheumatology at Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.

BRG Rheumatology is located at 8585 Picardy Ave., Suite 512. To make an appointment, call (225) 763-4804 or schedule online.

About Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Baton Rouge General Medical Center is the area’s first community hospital with over 600 licensed beds between three campuses. Baton Rouge General opened its doors in 1900, and has provided the Greater Baton Rouge community with high-quality healthcare for generations. An accredited teaching hospital since 1991, Baton Rouge General is affiliated with several medical school programs, and offers other medical education programs, including a School of Nursing, School of Radiologic Technology, Family Medicine Residency Program, Internal Medicine Residency Program, and Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. For more information, visit, find us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter @BRGeneral and Instagram @batonrougegeneral.