Dr David Porter is a rheumatologist who treats arthritis and other rheumatological conditions.
He is the only rheumatologist in Nelson. His private practice is under the company name Porter Rheumatology Ltd.
He treats Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Spondyloarthropathy, SLE (systemic lupus erythematosus), Sjogren's syndrome, inflammatory myositis (polymyositis and dermatomyositis), scleroderma, polymyalgia rheumatica, Giant Cell arteritis (temporal arteritis), vasculitis, fibromyalgia and osteoporosis. All of these conditions are commonly managed by a rheumatologist.
Dr David Porter is committed to providing quality rheumatology care.
David is also involved in clinical trial work, where new medications are being trialled in the rheumatology field. Currently Dr Porter is involved in a trial of a so-called interleukin-6 antagonist. As a rheumatologist Dr David Porter and Porter Rheumatology Ltd are pleased to be able to contribute to the advancement of new rheumatology treatments.
In Nelson, New Zealand there is currently only one rheumatologist, Dr David Porter. At present the public hospital does not have an appointed Specialist Rheumatologist, and the only rheumatology service in Nelson is in the private sector.