Rheumatology Providers

"My goal is to provide the best possible care to patients with arthritis and inflammatory conditions. I do this by applying knowledge of the latest advances in the fields of rheumatology in a patient-centered environment.  I am always eager to learn from my patients and referring physicians ways in which I can serve their needs better.

Many patients referred to me are facing painful and disabling symptoms, the cause of which is often unknown.  They may be worried that they have an autoimmune disease and anxious about the effect it may have on their ability to work or care for themselves and their families. I believe that thoughtful diagnoses and treatment can make a positive difference in a patient's quality of life, including controlling pain, minimizing disease flares, and helping increase functionality.  I enjoy educating my patients about their health and building trusted relationships with them. In addition, it is important to me to stay abreast of new technologies to help detect and treat disease early when there is opportunity for the best possible outcomes.  This includes using musculoskeletal ultrasound to help diagnose and monitor disease activity and to guide complex injection procedures.

From the first call to schedule an appointment, you will know that we care about you as an individual."

Before seeing Dr. Flowers, consider reading her article Warning, Stop Googling Your Symptoms Before Seeing your Doctor, It may save you a few sleepless nights... and possibly your sanity.

Our office address is 66 East Main Street, Rockaway, NJ 07866    -   Click here for link to Map

To save time during your office visit, consider printing out these forms and fill them out before you arrive:

Rheumatology New Patient Form

Rheumatology Cancellation Policy

Shari Flowers, M.D., FACR

Dr. Flowers completed her fellowship in Rheumatology at Stanford University Medical Center in Palo Alto, California.  She earned her MD at George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C.  She then stayed on to complete her Internal Medicine residency and her residency fellowship in Health Policy at George Washington University Hospital and School of Health Sciences.  Dr. Flowers attended Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Social Thought and Analysis. 

Dr. Flowers is board certified in both Rheumatology and Internal Medicine through the American Board of Internal Medicine.  She is a member of the American College of Rheumatology and the New Jersey Rheumatology Association. Dr. Flowers has expertise in arthritis, lupus, sjögren's syndrome, systemic sclerosis, myositis, gout, bursitis, tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and raynaud's as well as other inflammatory diseases.