RheumInfo.com was first 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.
Our Core Values
RheumInfo was created to provide free, honest, accurate, and reliable information and tools for patients and physicians that deal 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 excellent content.
Honest: All information on RheumInfo is free of commercial bias. All of the content has been 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 (email@example.com).
Who We Are
RheumInfo.com is owned and produced by Dr. Andy Thompson & Marlene Thompson.
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 at the Arva Clinic (arvaclinic.com).
Technical and content development support is provided by Kevin Firko and his web development company Bitcurve.
All content on RheumInfo.com is produced independently by rheumatologists, allied health professionals, and patients.
RheumInfo.com is very grateful to receive unrestricted support from multiple partners in the pharmaceutical industry. The editors alone develop and edit the core contents of this site. Our goal is to produce a resource that is as free from bias as possible.
Unless otherwise specifically stated herein, all content of RheumInfo.com 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 RheumInfo.com 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.
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. RheumInfo.com is not responsible for the availability or content of these external sites, nor does RheumInfo.com 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
RheumInfo.com 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 IP address and other connection-related information 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.
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.
RheumInfo thanks its sponsors over the years, including: Abbvie, Amgen, Celgene, Hospira, Janssen, Merck, Pfizer, and UCB Canada.
RheumInfo welcomes sponsors interested in helping to fund the maintenance and development of rheuminfo.com and related educational initiatives.
Sponsorship enables us to launch new initiatives and educational programs, develop new content for this website as research and therapeutics evolve, and to iteratively improve our existing content to ensure currency and compatibility with modern devices.
RheumInfo’s policy is to maintain full editorial independence.
Our content is not and cannot be vetted or reviewed by past or present sponsors, other than to verify the objective and scientific accuracy of product information (as much as we welcome this feedback from anyone).
All content is reviewed by rheumatologists to help ensure accuracy and relevance. Our team’s goal is to be a trusted source of helpful, easy-to-digest content that is as objective and as free from commercial bias as possible.
We believe there is an interest within the rheumatology community to maintain a comprehensive, accurate, and objective patient-focused resource that can be recommended by patients, healthcare professionals, and industry alike. We welcome sponsors that share in our vision.
Contact Us: We are always interested in new ideas for the site. Please feel free to contact us with your ideas: firstname.lastname@example.org