Specialty Services

Conditions for which the Division provides care include:



We also consult on patients with undiagnosed multisystem diseases and on patients with fever of unknown origin.

Patients may contact office personnel by calling the following numbers. Phone calls will be returned within one business day:

  • Main Office  717-531-8882
  • New Patients - Please FAX information to 717-531-0135
  • To change or make a routine or non-urgent follow-up appointment: 717-531-6807 (Option #2)
  • Urgent Questions for an RN, sick child issues, teaching needs: 717-531-5425
  • Patient Care Coordinators - LPNs Mindy or Cindy - 717-531-1785
  • Medication Refill: 717-531-8882, 24 hour prescription refill  (Option #4)
  • Insurance authorization issues: 717-531-8882 (Option #5)

Patient Portal

For non-urgent issues, email is the preferred mode of communication. Emails are usually answered within 24-48 hours. Please consider signing up for our new Patient Portal.  At you child's next office visit please ask our front desk to sign you up or call and leave us your email address.  We will email you an invitation and link to sign up. It is quick and easy.

Pediatric Rheumatologists


  • Maria Gutierrez, M.D.
  • Ottar Kristinsson, M.D.

Attending Nurses

  • Roseanne Ayala, R.N.
  • Lisa Robbins, R.N.

Patient Care Coordinator

  • Cindy Luttman, L.P.N.
  • Mindy Weaver, L.P.N.

Office Administrator

  • Denise Block

We recognize that our patients come from many locations and we make every effort to provide our rheumatology services at offices throughout central Pennsylvania: