Rheumatology Clinic

Covington Clinic exterior
Address:
M/S COVN 100
16850 SE 272nd St—Suite 100
Covington, WA 98042
Phone: 253-395.1971
Fax: 253.395.1983
Hours:

Covington:
(Joyce Gauthier, MD)
(Billie Atwood, ARNP)
See Phone and Fax numbers above.
Hours: M–F, 8:00 am to 5 pm (Closed 1 PM – 2 PM for lunch) 

Renton
(Caner Sakin, MD)
(Pedro Trujillo, MD)
 M/S VMC-3 RHEUM (across from Vibes Espresso Bar)
Valley Medical Center
400 S 43rd St—Floor 3E
Renton, WA 98055
Ph: 425.656.5448
Fax: 425.656.5449
Hours: M–F, 7 AM – 5:30 PM (Closed for lunch noon – 1 PM)
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A rheumatologist is an internist who is qualified by additional training and experience in the diagnosis and treatment of arthritis and other diseases of the joints, muscles and bones. Rheumatologists conduct research to determine the cause and to develop better treatments for these disabling and sometimes fatal diseases.

The Rheumatology Clinic at Valley Medical Center diagnoses and treats inflammatory arthritis and other autoimmune disorders affecting the joints, muscles and bones, including: rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, Ankylosing spondylitis, Lupus, Scleroderma, Myositis, Sjogren's syndrome, and Polymyalgia rheumatica, as well as other autoimmune diseases.

Learn more about rheumatology services at Valley Medical Center.

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  • Billie Atwood, ARNP

    Billie Atwood

    Specialties

    • Primary: Rheumatology

    Languages Spoken

    • Primary: English

    Locations

    Rheumatology Clinic
    16850 SE 272nd St Ste 100
    Covington, WA, 98042
    Phone: 253.395.1971
    Fax: 253.395.1983

    Biography

    Billie Atwood, ARNP, received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, and her Masters of Nursing, Family Practice from Brigham Young University in Utah. Her clinical experience includes working for a number of specialty clinics, including orthopedics, neurology, family practice and urgent care. Prior to joining the Rheumatology Clinic, Ms. Atwood managed Valley Medical Center's nationally recognized Joint Center and served as a staff nurse responsible for the care of surgical patients emerging from anethesia.

    Certifications

    CERTIFICATIONS:
    ARNP: State of Washington, Family and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Licensure
    RN: State of Washington licensure
    Prescriptive Authority: State of Washington
    Advanced Rheumatology Certification

    Insurance

    Find out if your health plan is accepted at Valley Medical Center. Click here for a list of participating plans.

    Other Info

    Gender: Female
    Board Certified: Yes
    Accepting New Patients: Yes
    Affiliation: Valley Medical Group Providers
  • V. Joyce Gauthier, MD

    V. Joyce Gauthier

    Specialties

    • Primary: Rheumatology

    Languages Spoken

    • Primary: English

    Locations

    Rheumatology Clinic
    16850 SE 272nd St Ste 100
    Covington, WA, 98042
    Phone: 253.395.1971
    Fax: 253.395.1983

    Biography

    V. Joyce Gauthier, MD, PhD, received her medical degree and PhD in immunology from the University of Washington. She completed her residency in internal medicine at Cornell Medical School in New York, and her fellowship in rheumatology at the University of Washington. Dr. Gauthier worked with Valley Orthopedics Associates before joining Valley Medical Center in 2008. Dr. Gauthier specializes in early detection and treatment of autoimmune disorders and inflammatory arthritis. She is passionate about ecotourism and travels extensively in Alaska.

    Dr. Gauthier is currently accepting patients by physician referral only.

    Insurance

    Find out if your health plan is accepted at Valley Medical Center. Click here for a list of participating plans.

    Other Info

    Gender: Female
    Board Certified: Yes
    Accepting New Patients: No
    Affiliation: Valley Medical Group Providers
  • Caner Sakin, MD

    SakinCaner2

    Specialties

    • Primary: Rheumatology

    Languages Spoken

    • Primary: English
    • Secondary: Turkish

    Locations

    Rheumatology Clinic
    400 S 43rd St
    Floor 3E
    Renton, WA, 98055
    Phone: 425.656.5448
    Fax: 425.656.5449

    Biography

    Caner Sakin MD earned his medical degree at the Ohio State University College of Medicine. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Rheumatology at the Ohio State University Medical Center. He practices general rheumatology.

    Outside of medicine, Dr. Sakin enjoys traveling and spending time with his family.

    Insurance

    Find out if your health plan is accepted at Valley Medical Center. Click here for a list of participating plans.

    Other Info

    Gender: Male
    Board Certified: Yes
    Accepting New Patients: Yes
    Affiliation: Valley Medical Group Providers
  • Pedro Trujillo, MD

    Trujillo,Pedro2

    Specialties

    • Primary: Rheumatology

    Languages Spoken

    • Primary: English

    Locations

    Rheumatology Clinic
    400 S 43rd St
    Floor 3E
    Renton, WA, 98055
    Phone: 425.656.5448
    Fax: 425.656.5449

    Biography

    Pedro Trujillo, MD, earned his medical degree from the Universidad Industrial de Santander in Columbia. He performed his residency at Tulane University and a fellowship at the University of Washington.

    With more than 25 years in practice, Dr. Trujillo has extensive expertise in systemic inflammatory disorders, including autoimmune and metabolic diseases manifested as crystal arthritis. He is an expert in ultrasound-guided intra-articular joint injections. Dr. Trujillo is board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.

    After his fellowship in the Pacific Northwest, Dr. Trujillo traveled across the country and practiced at The Cleveland Clinic in Fort Lauderdale, FL before returning back to the Seattle area.

    Other Info

    Gender: Male
    Board Certified: Yes
    Accepting New Patients: Yes
    Affiliation: Valley Medical Group Providers