The rheumatology practice at Mount Sinai Doctors Queens can diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions that affect your joints and soft tissue. We are specialists in all forms of arthritis, gout, and connective tissue diseases. We treat you for these autoimmune diseases with medication, including a newer class of drugs called biologics, as well as non-drug treatments.

Conditions We Treat

Crystalline arthropathy

Inflammatory arthritis

Inflammatory myopathy


Polymyalgia rheumatica



Sjogren's syndrome

Systemic lupus erythematosus



Depending on the severity of your illness, we treat rheumatology disorders in different ways. You will receive a personalized treatment plan that takes into account yourage, overall health, other illnesses, and your family history. Often your rheumatologist will recommend dietary changes, exercise, physical therapy, massage therapy, or heat and cold therapy.

Your doctor may prescribe a treatment from a wide variety of medications in the form of oral pills, topical creams, and injections and may include the following to treat your rheumatology disorder:

  • Anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs): such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen
  • Disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs): including hydroxychloroquine, mycophenolate mofetil, sulfasalzine, and methotrexate
  • Biologics: the latest generation of medications, that includes adalimumab, etanercept, infliximab, and rituximab
  • Corticosteroids: used to decrease inflammation and control disease flares
  • Topical treatments: including creams and gels such as lidocaine and topical NSAIDS that can be used to relieve pain
  • Injection therapies: include cortisone/corticosteroids, and viscosupplementation injections

When infusions are required, we treat you at the Mount Sinai Queens Infusion Center

Meet Our Team

Micaela F. Bayard, MD
Mount Sinai Doctors Queens
2520 30th Avenue
Astoria, NY 11102