The class briefly reviews the disease process, how the biologics work in the body, and includes the risk and benefits of each medication. This group class provides an excellent time for the patient to ask questions. Classes are offered twice monthly with day and evening hours.


Joyce Kortan, RN, Clinic Nurse Manager, entered her nursing career in 1975. She has worked with Arthritis and Rheumatology Consultants PA since 1992. She assisted in developing the infusion center in 2000 after the developement of a new class of medication, commonly known as biologics. These medications may be given subcutaneous or by infusion for the treatment of many different types of arthritis. Currently, she manages the fifteen chair infusion center in which these medications are administered. Her favorite passion is to educate patients with their disease and medications. She assists with an educational class at Arthritis and Rheumatology Consutlants.