Empowering you to
live arthritis free.

Dr. Kenawy is dedicated to providing quality Rheumatologic Care to his patients.

The #1 Rheumatologist
on the emerald coast

Trusted by thousands of patients.

I can walk again. Nuff said.

3 years ago

So nice and friendly. Respectful and understanding.

I'll be back to see him later on!

A month ago

Hands down the best rheumatologist I've seen! Dr. Kenawy is very polite, reviews thoroughly, and replies accordingly. Friendly and helpful staff is an extra plus!

11 months ago

Doctor Kenawy and his staff are awesome! Very rarely do I wait more than just a few minutes.

2 years ago

Overall, one of the best clinics I have been in... Social distance, cleanliness, temp checks, lots of sanitizer!

6 months ago

Wonderful Dr. Kenawy! He has helped me so much. His office staff is awesome and always helpful and nice. Would highly recommend Emerald Coast Rheumatology!

A month ago

What is rheumatology? + FAQ

Rheumatology is the branch of medicine dealing with the causes, pathology, diagnosis, and treatment of rheumatic disorders. In general, rheumatic disorders are characterized by inflammation, degeneration, or metabolic derangement of the connective tissue structures of the body, especially the joints, joint capsules, tendons, bones, and muscles.

There are over 150 different forms of rheumatic or musculoskeletal diseases. These conditions may be acute or chronic, and affect people of all ages and races. At Emerald Coast Rheumatology, we are dedicated to managing all aspects of rheumatic illness.

What is a rheumatologist?

A rheumatologist is an internist who received further training in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disease and systemic autoimmune conditions.

It’s common to think of rheumatologists when it comes to arthritis. But they treat many other conditions, including tendon issues, muscle injuries and rare, inherited disorders.

Because there are over 100 types of rheumatic diseases and conditions, it is important to have your symptoms examined by a specialist in the field – a rheumatologist.

When should I see a rheumatologist?

Everyone experiences muscle and joint pain from time to time. When the muscle and joint pain is not resolving as one would expect, additional evaluation may be needed.

Joint damage can occur if the symptoms of joint pain are ignored or not treated properly. This damage cannot always be reversed with treatment and may be permanent. Do not delay appropriate evaluation.

What types of arthritis are there?

There are several different types of arthritis. Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are two of the most common forms. Although symptoms can be similar, it's important to distinguish between them in order to determine the proper treatment.

At Emerald Coast Rheumatology, Dr. Kenawy will do appropriate tests to determine which type of arthritis you have. Then we'll develop an effective treatment plan and explain your options.

Is specialty care expensive?

Typically, the insurance co-pay is higher to see a specialist than a primary care physician. You may be surprised to learn that specialized care may save time and money in the long-term, as well as reduce severity of the disease.

A rheumatologist has special training to spot clues in the history and physical exam that can lead to earlier diagnosis and is knowledgeable about testing that may reduce unnecessary procedures and save you money.

What is IV infusion?

The availability of more highly specialized medications known as biological agents has altered the course of many chronic inflammatory diseases. As a direct result, the quality of life for many of these patients has improved and many are able to live more meaningful lives.

The most advanced treatments for arthritis and osteoporosis often require intravenous infusion treatments. Our infusion therapy department is staffed by registered nurses and our physicians are accessible for questions, concerns and additional assistance.

How do I schedule an appointment for an initial exam?

Please call us at 850-215-6400 ext 213 for new patient appointments or fill out our contact form and we will reach out to you to set up your initial appointment.


Patient Care

Dr. Aymen A. Kenawy

Dr. Kenawy is board certified in Rheumatology and Internal Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and Rheumatology. In addition, Dr. Kenawy is USSONAR and POCUS certified in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disease using the latest in ultrasound technology.

Dr. Kenawy brings the latest technology and knowledge for the treatment of Rheumatologic diseases to a specialty that has advanced dramatically over the past decade.