Pender, NE (October 16, 2023) – Pender Community Hospital is expanding services, providing outpatient rheumatology care for patients through telemedicine. Rheumatology services will be available for patients starting October 23rd and will occur every fourth Monday of the month.

Dr. Rasha Alqadi with Teledigm Health and Bryan Telemedicine specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of systemic autoimmune diseases and diseases causing pain, swelling, and stiffness in muscles, bones, joints and ligaments. She manages a broad range of general and complex rheumatological conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and vasculitis.

Dr. Alqadi received her medical degree from Al-Quds University in Abu Dis, Jerusalem. She completed her internal medicine residency at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island and completed her Rheumatology Fellowship at Roger Williams Medical Center in Boston. She received board certification in Rheumatology in 2018 and has had training in musculoskeletal ultrasound.

“Telemedicine is transforming outpatient care at Pender Community Hospital,” explains Pender Community Hospital CEO Laura Gamble. “This partnership ensures top-quality care close to home. The expansion reaffirms our commitment to provide accessible, convenient, and trusted services for our communities.”

“Our specialists are available right in the room when they’re most needed,” says Teledigm Health and Bryan Telemedicine President and CEO Brian J. Bossard, MD. “Patients in Pender can receive the same state-of-the-art specialty care as someone in Lincoln or Omaha, because they have immediate access to some of the top specialists in the country.”

To make an appointment contact your primary care providers for a referral or learn more by calling the PCH Outpatient Specialty Clinic at 402-385-4090 or visiting www.pchne.org.

Rasha Alqadi, MD