The rheumatology program at Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota offers outpatient evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of all childhood rheumatic diseases including juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and dermatomyositis.

In addition to outpatient services on Children's hospital campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul, inpatient consultations are also available.

Children's also offers a full support team including social work, occupational therapy, and a child life program which helps children and their families develop skills, find resources, and adapt to life with rheumatic disorders.

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Mona LaPlant, MD
Pediatric Rheumatologist
Dr. LaPlant is board-certified in rheumatology and pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics, and is a member of the American College of Rheumatology.