The Coeur d'Alene Arthritis Clinic (CAC)
About the Coeur d'Alene Arthritis Clinic
The Coeur d'Alene Arthritis Clinic (CAC) is a private consultative Rheumatology Clinic located in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. It was started in 1983 by Dr. Craig Wiesenhutter . The CAC became involved in Clinical Research in 1987, and has participated in more than 500 clinical research trials since that time.
Dr Wiesenhutter states "I consider that the primary function of the doctors and staff at CAC is to diagnosis and treat arthritis, rheumatism, and certain bone diseases. Often this is in the context of a consultation with the patient's primary care provider".
Currently, we generally see new patients in consultation if there is evidence that the problem represents an inflammatory condition, such as rheumatoid arthritis, gout, systemic lupus etc. as there is only a very limited number of rheumatologists at this time.
Conducting clinical trials over the past 25 years has been a real bonus to the clinic in that it offers the patients and the staff a chance to use new medications on the cutting edge of research.