The Faces of RHEUMATOLOGY - 405 Magazine


  Rheumatology Associates of Oklahoma (RAO) was founded by Latisha Heinlen, M.

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McBride Clinic Doctors for 405 Magazine on June 21, 2021 in Oklahoma City, Okla. Photo by Steve Sisney


Rheumatology Associates of Oklahoma (RAO) was founded by Latisha Heinlen, M.D. in July 2017, after completing her 2-year fellowship training in Rheumatology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Heinlen and her team of specialists focus on treatment of rheumatic diseases using an in-house laboratory, on-site x-ray services and an infusion center located within the clinic for patient convenience.

Dr. Heinlen and her three physician partners – Dr. Heidi Rogers, Dr. Amanda Titus and Dr. John Goetzinger – provide rheumatological care at four convenient metro locations including Nichols Hills, south Oklahoma City, Edmond and the newest location in Yukon. Their common goal is to improve the health and well-being of Oklahomans by providing early access to state-of-the-art treatments set forth by a national standard, with a unique and compassionate focus on patient convenience and encompassing care.

“There is a large need for rheumatologists in the Oklahoma City metro area and outlying communities within our state,” Dr. Heinlen said. “We know that early diagnosis and treatment of our diseases leads to better outcomes, so improving access to rheumatology provides better long-term treatment for patients. I wanted to have a place where all patient needs could be met.”

Board certification is the standard for all physicians at RAO. Dr. Heinlen says, “If you need to see a specialist, make sure they are an expert in the field with the proper training and certification. In the end, we want what’s best for patients.”

Commonly Treated Diseases

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Inflammatory arthritis
  • Gout and pseudogout

Our Services

  • On-site laboratory
  • Infusion Center
  • • Lupus
  • • Psoriatic arthritis
  • • Vasculitis
  • • Lupus and rheumatoid in pregnancy
  • • X-rays
  • • Ultrasound guided joint injections


1616 S. Kelly, Edmond 73013

6516 S. Olie, Ste. G, OKC 73116

10001 S. Western Ave. Ste 202

OKC 73139

4400 Grant Blvd

Yukon 73099

(405) 608-8060