The Rheumatologists of University Clinical Health specialize complex autoimmune diseases including arthritis and lupus, and in a wide spectrum of Rheumatic conditions that result in joint pain, bone pain, musculoskeletal disorders, organ system dysfunction and other unique symptoms.

A rheumatologist is an internal medicine physician specially trained to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal disease and systemic autoimmune conditions referred to as rheumatic diseases. These diseases typically affect joints, muscles, and bones causing pain, swelling, stiffness, and even deformity.

University Clinical Health Rheumatologists will often collaborate with other University Clinical Health specialists to diagnose and treat lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.

Rheumatology services include but are not limited to the evaluation and management of rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and dermatomyositis, psoriatic arthritis and osteoporosis. We offer X-ray facilities on site, and we process blood work and other tests to fully evaluate causes of arthritis or conditions of the muscles.

Conditions Treated:

  • Bursitis, Tendinitis and Rheumatic Syndromes
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Gout
  • Lupus
  • Myositis Inflammatory Muscle Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Raynaud’s Phenomenon
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scleroderma
  • Sjogren’s Syndrome
  • Spondyloarthropathies
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • Tendinitis
  • Vasculitis


  • Infusions
  • Selective Joint Injections (steroid)
  • Lab and X-Ray

Our Doctors

University Clinical Health’s Department of Rheumatology is comprised of physicians who offer both clinical and consultation services.

Bradley Postlethwaite, MD

Bradley Postlethwaite, MD has a doctorate of medicine from University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

Vaishnavi R. Pulusani, MD

Vaishnavi R. Pulusani, MD is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.