About Us

The R&O team welcomes you as a patient and appreciates the opportunity to provide you healthcare.

Our providers are specialists in rheumatology, osteoporosis, arthritis and autoimmune diseases.

Our Beginnings

In 2004, Dr. Vernon Garwood founded Rheumatology & Osteoporosis Services PC (R&O).

Dr. Amy Garwood and Dr. Jennifer Elliott were roommates throughout medical school at UNMC, graduating in 2001. Dr. Amy Garwood joined her father in practice in 2006 after completing her fellowship in Rheumatology in Colorado. At that time, her mother, Susan Garwood was the Practice Administrator and there were six employees. Dr. Jennifer Elliott joined the R&O team in 2009 from Pittsburgh and brought world class expertise in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Dr. Vernon Garwood retired in October 2015 after fifty years of hard work and dedication. He is an inspiring mentor to his partners, providing outstanding care to folks and defining success by the enjoyment of long-standing relationships.

Our Providers

Our Team

AllAdministrativeClinical TeamFront TeamInfusion TeamPatient Support TeamRadiology Technicians
CMA, Scribe

Amanda

Front Office

Ana Cristina

New Patient Coordinator

Arleth

CMA

Blake

Medical Data Entry Specialist

Brianna

Radiology Tech

Bryna

New Patient Coordinator

Carrie

Infusion RN

Casey

Infusion LPN

Celeste

LPN, Patient Care Coordinator

Crystal

RN

Erin

Practice Administrator

Ginger Johnson

CMA

Heather

CMA

Jeanna

Front Office

Jessica

CMA

JoBeth

RN, Clinical Team Lead

Julie

Billing Coordinator

Kamberly

Radiology Tech

Kelsey

Front Office Lead

Kymberly

Lead Billing Coordinator

Leah

Finance Director

Megan Conradt

CMA

Rachel

CNA

Riley

Front Office

Roberta

Infusion RN

Tricia

RMA

John

CMA

Megan

CNA

Emma

CMA, Scribe

Amanda

Front Office

Ana Cristina

New Patient Coordinator

Arleth

CMA

Blake

Medical Data Entry Specialist

Brianna

Radiology Tech

Bryna

New Patient Coordinator

Carrie

Infusion RN

Casey

Infusion LPN

Celeste

LPN, Patient Care Coordinator

Crystal

RN

Erin

Practice Administrator

Ginger Johnson

CMA

Heather

CMA

Jeanna

Front Office

Jessica

CMA

JoBeth

RN, Clinical Team Lead

Julie

Billing Coordinator

Kamberly

Radiology Tech

Kelsey

Front Office Lead

Kymberly

Lead Billing Coordinator

Leah

Finance Director

Megan Conradt

CMA

Rachel

CNA

Riley

Front Office

Roberta

Infusion RN

Tricia

RMA

John

CMA

Megan

CNA

Emma

Patient Testimonials

“I feel very fortunate to have Dr. Amy Garwood as my rheumatologist. She is, as I expected, a personable, thoughtful and compassionate physician. She is extremely knowledgeable and thorough when diagnosing or prescribing treatment and medication and always answers my questions and concerns in a patient and caring manner. I never feel hurried or rushed when I have an appointment and the staff nurses are congenial and professional. Best of all, I feel like a wonderful, young doctor friend is taking care of me and she is!!! Who could ask for more?”

BEV L.

“I am a new patient at R&O this year, my doctor is Jennifer Elliott. Words can’t even describe the excellent care that this practice provides! I love how I am remembered when I walk in the door and am treated like an actual patient and not just another number on a chart. The staff at R&O truly take the time to listen, get to know you, and make sure you receive the best care possible. Hands down me and my family are truly grateful for Dr. Elliott and the staff at R&O. You guys rock!”

TABATHA C.

“Everyone is so nice and caring and they care about you as if they were their own family. They always welcome you with a smile, and they treat you like a person, not a patient. I always enjoy my time there. They always tell you everything straight forward, and if you don’t understand something they will spend the time to make sure that you do. Whenever I call in, I either get someone right away or they call back as soon as they get my message. Even when I have had to go see other specialists that they referred, I have always felt comfortable.”

JESSICA R.