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About RheumInfo

About was developed in 2003 to serve a need of providing accurate and reliable arthritis information for patients and health care providers.  Through simple “word of mouth” the site has grown to become respected internationally for the value and creativity of the content.

Audience: Our audience consists of rheumatologists and allied health practitioners (physiotherapists, occupational therapists, nurses, social workers, psychologists etc). Patients with arthritis and musculoskeletal disorders may also freely access the website. Membership is free of charge.

Our Core Values

RheumInfo was created to provide free, honest, accurate, and reliable information and tools for patients and physicians dealing with rheumatic disease.

Free: All information on RheumInfo is provided free of charge to patients and health care professionals.  Thanks to the generous support and vision of our sponsors we are able to deliver the best information on the web.

Honest: All information on RheumInfo is free of commercial bias. All of the content is either personally written or reviewed by Dr. Andy Thompson. If you have a concern about the integrity of any of our information please e-mail Andy to let him know (

Accurate & Reliable: We strive to provide the most accurate, reliable and up to date information for our patients and health care professionals. If you see something that needs a “tune up” please let Andy know (

Who We Are is owned and produced by Dr. Andy Thompson & Marlene Thompson. The other really important members of our team include Mark Atkinson, Kevin Firko, and Christina Clark.

Andy is a licensed fellow of the royal college of physicians and surgeons of Canada. He is a practicing rheumatologist and Associate Professor of Medicine at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada.

Marlene is a licensed physiotherapist registered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario and Canada.  She is an Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner in Arthritis Care (ACPAC) working in the rheumatology clinic at St. Joseph’s Hospital and an Associate Clinical Professor at Western University.  Marlene is an active member on the board of directors of the Arthritis Health Professions Association (AHPA).

Editorial Independence

All content on is produced independantly by rheumatologists and allied health professionals and patients! is very grateful to receive unrestricted support from multiple pharmaceutical partners. The editors alone develop and edit the core contents of this site.

Copyright Statement

Unless otherwise specifically stated herein, all content of including medication pamphlets, disease pamphlets, coping with arthritis pamphlets, exercise information pamphlets, clinic forms for practitioners, and information contained in the arthritis university is the property of RheumInfo Inc. and protected by Canadian and international copyright law. Pamphlets from may be freely downloaded and used for individual use only. Under no circumstances, may information be downloaded and copied for educational purposes or financial gain unless explicit written permission is given by RheumInfo Inc.

Privacy Policy, Disclaimer, and Advertising Policy

Disclaimer and Terms of Use

The material contained on this Web Site is provided for general information only. This WebSite should not be relied on to suggest a course of treatment for a particular individual or as a substitute for consultation with qualified health professionals who are familiar with your individual medical needs. Should you have any health care related questions, you should contact your physician. You should never disregard medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this or any Web Site. This site may provide links to other Internet sites only for the convenience of World Wide Web users. is not responsible for the availability or content of these external sites, nor does endorse, warrant or guarantee the products, services or information described or offered at these other Internet sites.

Although the information presented on this Web Site is believed to be accurate at the time it is posted, this Web Site could include inaccuracies, typographical errors or out-of-date information. This Web Site may be changed at any time without prior notice.

Your Privacy and Security strives to respect and protect your privacy. The information (the names, email addresses or any other contact information, personal or medical data) provided to us voluntarily by our visitors in their communications with us is securely stored and not shared with any third party.

Our Web server automatically collects the domain name of each visitor to our Web Site. We collect information about visitors to our Web Site, such as the number of visitors, what pages they access, and the length of their visit. This information is used to manage our Web Site and improve its content.

Advertising Policy

We do not host or receive funding for web site advertising. External resources (sites to which we provide a link) may contain advertising, however, this does not have any influence on the content of our site.

Contact Us

Contact Us: We are always interested in new ideas for the site. Please feel free to contact us with your ideas: