Rheumatology 2017-11-06T21:31:24+00:00


When diagnosed with a rheumatic disease, finding the right physician and healthcare team is important. Our experienced rheumatology team, led by Richard Misischia, DO, helps patients by treating the underlying disease, sharing knowledge and working with you to improve your overall health.

As a patient in our clinic, you can expect the following:

  • We commit to listening to your needs and health concerns
  • We treat your chronic condition to reduce pain and fatigue
  • We provide encouragement and support

With proper management, a rheumatic disease does not have to deter you from your daily activities. Dr. Misischia conveniently sees patients in Dothan and Enterprise.

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Richard D. Misischia, DO

Dr. Misischia, board-certified in Rheumatology, has more than 16 years of experience treating arthritis, autoimmune diseases, musculoskeletal pain disorders and osteoporosis.

Dr. Misischia earned his medical degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri. He completed an internship at Suncoast Hospital in Largo, Florida and served his residency in internal medicine at Baptist Medical Center in Birmingham. He completed fellowships in primary care Sports Medicine at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham and in Rheumatology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Rheumatic diseases can cause chronic pain and fatigue. With proper management, a rheumatic disease does not have to deter you from your daily activities. Common conditions treated by Dr. Misischia include:

  • Antinuclear Antibodies (ANA)
  • Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition (CPPD)
  • Dermatomyositis (Adult)
  • Giant Cell Arteritis
  • Gout
  • Granulomatosis with Polyangitis (Wegener’s)
  • Inflammatory Myopathies
  • Lupus
  • Osteoporosis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Raynaud’s Phenomenon
  • Reactive Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scleroderma
  • Sjögren’s Syndrome
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (Adult)
  • Vasculitis

Dr. Misischia is accepting new patients and takes all insurances.

We currently practice at two convenient locations.

102 Doctors Drive
Dothan, AL 36301


101 Professional Lane
Enterprise, AL 36301