Dr Josie Vila is originally from the North East and qualified as a doctor in 2002 from the University of Newcastle. She has been a Consultant Rheumatologist at Newcastle Upon Tyne NHS trust since 2015.
She has a broad range of expertise in general rheumatology, early and established inflammatory arthritis and differentiating autoimmune conditions from pain processing problems and fibromyalgia.
In addition to this, she has sub-speciality interests in connective tissue disease including lupus, interstitial lung disease, systemic sclerosis and IgG4 related disease.
She is a member of the North Eastern regional connective tissue disease and vasculitis multi-disciplinary team, the North Eastern regional interstitial lung disease MDT and the Northern IgG4 MDT receiving complex tertiary referrals from around the region.
Dr Vila can organise the following bloods and investigations and perform intra-articular steroid injections in the outpatient clinic:
Blood tests and investigations:
- MRI scans
- Routine screening blood tests / haematology profiles including inflammatory markers
- Immunology screening blood tests
Treatments and tests offered by Dr Josie Vila at Nuffield Health
- Fatigue screen
- Blood test
- Rheumatology profiles
- Family history screening
- Core biochemistry screens
- Osteoporosis screen
- Liver function tests