360 West Magazine’s TOP DOCTORS 2019

Sonia Bajaj, M.D.

Rheumatology

Sonia Bajaj, M.D., specializes in rheumatology, the diagnosis and treatment of disorders that affect joints, tendons, ligaments, connective tissue and bones. Common rheumatologic conditions include arthritis, lupus, vasculitis, osteoporosis and gout.

As soon as you suspect you have a bone or joint problem, check in with a rheumatologist, suggests Dr. Bajaj. “The earlier we see a patient, the better they will do in the long run.”

Arthritis treatment should not be just about controlling pain; it should also address preventing deformity and keeping people functional for the duration of their life.

There are several treatment options for rheumatologic diseases. “There used to be very few medications for rheumatoid and other types of arthritis,” says Dr. Bajaj. There are now multiple medication options, oral and injections, designed specifically to address arthritis.

“Due to these new medications I am able to impact my patients’ lives in a very meaningful way and keep them out of wheelchairs by preventing joint damage with early and aggressive treatment,” says Dr. Bajaj.

“The ability to walk and function without pain or need for assistance, especially in the geriatric population, is invaluable. Each patient is unique, and customization of treatment is important. In addition to pharmalogic options, I like to address diet and exercise in the treatment plan.”

Dr. Bajaj is mindful of appointment times. “If it’s an emergency, I try to work a patient in. I try to be sensitive to the needs of local physicians (who refer patients). But I respect everybody’s time,” she says.

Solution-oriented, Dr. Bajaj provides personalized, compassionate care for her patients and medication management suited specifically to their needs.

EDUCATION

  • Board certified, Internal Medicine and Rheumatology
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Rheumatology fellowship, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Selected multiple times as Top Doc by Fort Worth, Texas magazine

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