Most common diseases

Here are some of the main diseases we treat. To learn more please contact one of our offices located near you.


Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder affecting many

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus or Lupus is an autoimmune disease which


Psoriatic Arthritis

Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease


Crystalline Arthropathies

Crystalline arthropathies are a group of inflammatory joint disorders associated

Spondyloarthritis of the spine, for many years called ankylosing spondylitis,

Ankylosing Spondylitis

Spondyloarthritis of the spine, for many years called ankylosing



Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis and affects millions

Chronic Back Pain

Chronic Back Pain

Back pain affects a large number of adults at some time in their lives.


Advanced Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a condition of bones in which bones become brittle and break



Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain and


Dr. Amit Sureen

Dr. Amit Sureen earned a B.S. from UC Irvine, followed by a M.S. and Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Lincoln Memorial University – DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Sureen completed his Internal Medicine residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in El Paso, and his Rheumatology Fellowship at the University of Missouri.  

Dr. Sureen’s approach to treating rheumatic diseases involves actively listening to patients to understand their needs, providing education, and using evidence-based medicine to achieve the best possible outcomes. He believes that each patient’s experience and needs are unique, and creates individualized treatment plans to meet each patient’s specific health goals. Dr. Sureen feels privileged to build lasting relationships with his patients and genuinely enjoys providing for their care and comfort. 

Dr. Sureen specializes in treatment of Arthritis, Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Gout, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Scleroderma, Mixed Connective Tissue Disease, Inflammatory Myopathies, and Vasculitis.

In his spare time, he enjoys playing basketball, hiking, exercising and traveling. He genuinely cares about the well-being of his patients and is proud to be a part of the Southland Arthritis team. 

Dr. Marc Phillpotts

Dr. Marc Phillpotts

Dr. Marc Phillpotts is a board certified physician in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. Dr. Phillpotts earned his medical degree at The University of the West Indies in Jamaica. He moved to Washington, DC where he completed Residency training in Internal Medicine at Howard University Hospital, then Fellowship training at the George Washington University. He has held an academic position as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the GW SMHS. He is a member of several professional societies including the American Medical Association, International Society of Clinical Densitometry and American College of Rheumatology. Dr. Phillpotts has expertise in musculoskeletal ultrasound and bone densitometry. In his spare time, Dr. Phillpotts enjoys running, swimming and tennis.