CMHS Seminar on Rheumatoid Arthritis
May 11th, 2010

(Ventura, California) Rheumatoid arthritis will be the focus of a free informational seminar that Community Memorial Health System is holding on Tuesday, May 11.

Tammy Cheng, M.D., an internist who specializes in joint pain as well as autoimmune conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, will lead the seminar that will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the eighth-floor Nichols Auditorium at Community Memorial Hospital, located at 147 Brent St. in Ventura.

Dr. Cheng will discuss the many different causes for rheumatoid arthritis and the latest treatment options available. She also will discuss many conditions that mimic rheumatoid arthritis, including osteoarthritis, Lyme disease, gout and pseudo gout, arthritis associated with inflammatory bowel disease and lupus.

Dr. Cheng, an active member of the CMH medical staff, earned her medical degree at Washington University School of Medicine and completed an internship and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. She is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in both Rheumatology and Internal Medicine.

Space is limited, so reservations are recommended. Call 805/652-5436, or register online at

Community Memorial Health System is a not-for-profit health system, which is comprised of Community Memorial Hospital, Ojai Valley Community Hospital, and nine family-practice health centers entitled the Centers for Family Health. The health system is located in Ventura County, California.