Save the date for the 51st Annual OAPA CME Conference. Oct 2-4, 2024 – At a NEW venue – Embassy Suites Downtown OKC – 741 N Phillips Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104

Joel Horton, MD

Dr. Horton is the staff rheumatologist at Utica Park Clinic. He started in August 2021 after completing his rheumatology fellowship at Oregon Health and Sciences University. He is a graduate of the University of Tulsa and University of Oklahoma – Tulsa School of Community Medicine.

Rheumatology Primer


  • Describe the appropriate history and physical examination for the patient with a suspected rheumatologic disorder.
  • Distinguish between inflammatory and non-inflammatory musculoskeletal disorders and discuss the clinical features that are common to each.
  • Interpret common laboratory testing and clinical evaluation for rheumatologic disorders; particularly rheumaoid arthritis and lupus.