CHI Memorial Rheumatology And Arthritis Associates Introduces Natalie Braggs, M.D.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Natalie Braggs
Natalie Braggs
Memorial Health Partners Foundation welcomes Natalie Braggs, M.D., to CHI Memorial Rheumatology and Arthritis Associates. Dr. Braggs is a graduate of University of Tennessee School of Medicine, Memphis TN. She completed residency at University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, and fellowship at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN. Dr. Braggs is board certified in Internal Medicine.

"We are pleased to welcome Dr. Braggs and are excited about the expertise she brings to our physician network at Memorial," said Nicholas G. Economides, M.D., vice president and physician executive, Mountain Management Services.

Rheumatologists treat arthritis, autoimmune diseases, musculoskeletal pain disorders and osteoporosis.
There are more than 100 types of these diseases including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, gout, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, and tendonitis.

“It is important to establish an accurate diagnosis early so that appropriate treatment can be initiated,” said Dr. Braggs. “Some of these diseases can be very serious and should be diagnosed and treated as early as possible.”

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