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St. Joseph Rheumatology

Department of St. Joseph Hospital

Thousands of people suffer needlessly from arthritis and other forms of joint pain. Dr. Ruthie Chia, Dr. Jalal Mukhtar, Dr. Asha Shrestha and the staff of St. Joseph Rheumatology specialize in joint problems and can help you find relief. And with short wait times for appointments, you get the care you need quickly.

The experts at St. Joseph Rheumatology can help diagnose and treat nearly 100 different types of arthritis, including:

  • Lupus
  • Gout
  • Fibromyalgia

With early intervention and the right treatment patients can ward off deformities and pain caused by many of these joint ailments.

Offices in Building 3, St. Joseph Healthcare Park,
900 Broadway, Bangor, Maine 
(207) 907-3370
Fax: (207) 907-1189


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Meet Our Providers

Ruthie Chua MD
Dr. Chua received her medical education at the Cebu Institute of Medicine, Cebu City, Philippines. She completed her residency at South Shore Medical Center of Westchester, New Rochelle, NY and served a Fellowship at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH.


Jalal Mukhtar MD
Medical Education: Khyber Medical College, Peshawar, Pakistan. 
Internship and residency: Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA.
Rheumatology Fellowship: University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio.
Certified, Internal Medicine and Rheumatology
Member, American College of Rheumatology


Asha Shrestha MD
Dr. Shrestha completed her Internal Medical Residency at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island/Alpert Medical School, Brown University in Rhode Island. She completed her Rheumatology Fellowship at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Yeshiva University, New York, NY. She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and is a member of the American College of Rheumatology. She is trained in musculoskeletal ultrasound and ultrasound guided joint injections.


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