Overlake Arthritis

Overlake Arthritis and Osteoporosis Center is a free standing full-service medical center, with a staff of full-time Board Certified Rheumatologists based in Bellevue, Washington.

Our mission is to ensure timely and appropriate delivery of medical services with state-of-the-art, professional, and personalized care to our patients with arthritis, autoimmune diseases, fibromyalgia, and osteoporosis.

Our facility provides laboratory services, bone density screening, X-rays, complex medical imaging, and infusion services on site. The center is dedicated to providing friendly professional services in a comfortable and easily accessible environment.

At Overlake Arthritis and Osteoporosis Center our patients enjoy personalized one on one attention with their physician rheumatologist. We ensure continuity of care by working closely with other physicians and specialists to coordinate care of our patients with complex rheumatologic conditions.

We strive to involve our patients in all aspects of their care, ensuring that they understand each step of the process. By encouraging and nurturing our patients to be partners in their own health care, we ensure that our patients, are entirely comfortable during their consultation and leave our office satisfied at all times.

MEET OUR DOCTORS

About us Bio Dr. Arinola Dada

Arinola Dada, MD, FACR.

Arthritis & Osteoporosis

Dr. Dada was born in Cincinnati Ohio and grew up in Lagos Nigeria, where she received her undergraduate degree and MD degree at the University of Lagos, Nigeria. She returned to the United States and completed her Internal Medicine residency at the Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh, (now University of Pittsburgh), soon followed by a Fellowship in rheumatology at the University of Washington, Seattle.

Dr. Arinola Dada is board certified in Internal Medicine, Rheumatology and Clinical Densitometry.

As a practicing rheumatologist since 2001, Dr. Dada wears many hats as a mother, teacher, mentor, and speaker. She was previously a science researcher and later became affiliated with the University of Washington as a clinical instructor in Rheumatology.

Her clinical interests include Rheumatoid arthritis, Ankylosing spondylitis, Gout, Psoriatic arthritis, Uveitis, Vasculitis, Myositis, Antiphospholipid Antibodies, Systemic Lupus and Osteoporosis.

Dr. Dada is a fellow of the American college of Rheumatology and active in multiple professional organizations including American College of Rheumatology, Washington Rheumatology Alliance, Arthritis Foundation and many others. She has been the recipient of many awards including Top Doc for multiple years in Arthritis today, the National Arthritis foundation ‘my doc rocs’ programs as well as multiple years in the Seattle Met magazine.

Kent T. Ta, MD, MPH.

Arthritis & Osteoporosis

Dr. Ta earned his combined MD and MPH degree at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, CT. He stayed at Yale for his residency in Internal Medicine, and completed his Fellowship in Rheumatology at the University of Washington in Seattle. During his medical training, Dr. Ta received numerous awards for his research and patient care, including the Centocor Research Award and Pain Management Award at the University of Washington.

His patient-physician philosophy is as follows: “I care for each of my patient like a member of my family. I listen to my patients carefully to understand their pain, concerns, wishes, and to treat my patients with the safest and most effective state-of-the-art therapy.”

Dr. Ta is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Rheumatology at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is board certified in Rheumatology and Clinical Densitometry. Dr. Ta specializes in treating patients with different types of arthritis, autoimmune diseases, osteoporosis, muscle and joint pain

His personal interests include spending time with family, practicing martial arts, swimming, traveling, and teaching rheumatology fellows at Harborview and UWMC.

Meet Our Nurse Practitioner

About us Cayla Alexander

Cayla Alexander, DNP, ARNP

Cayla Alexander received her graduate degree from the University of Washington and is a board certified adult-gerontology nurse practitioner. She completed her nurse practitioner residency program at the Seattle VA Medical Center.

Her clinical interests include holistic approaches to autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, osteoporosis, and arthritis. As a rheumatology patient herself, she has a unique understanding of the challenges faced by patients with systemic autoimmune disease. She has a special interest in bone health, specifically the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis.

Cayla participates in several professional and volunteer roles working toward advances in rheumatology for both clinicians and patients. She is a committee member of the Association of Rheumatology Professionals and is an active member of the Association of Women in Rheumatology and the Washington Rheumatology Alliance. As a member of the Arthritis Foundation, she participated in the Advocates for Arthritis event in Washington, DC where she spoke with members of Congress regarding legislative issues that face the rheumatology community. She was the recipient of the Rheumatology Research Foundation’s Mentored Nurse Practitioner Award and is also a member of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry.

Her personal interests include hiking, cooking, camping, exercise, and spending time with her friends and family.

MEET OUR STAFF

Our friendly professional team will greet you with a smile, and make your visit with us as comfortable as possible. We are focused on ensuring our clients receive timely and caring medical services.

We are here to help you in any way we can. Have a question? Feel free to ask anyone of us. We look forward to helping make your visit go smoothly.

WE CARE

Don’t hesitate to ask me anything!

JOAN K.

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SONIA M.

I want to make sure your visit is a pleasant experience.

LISA S.

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CARRIE H.

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KAREN M.

Need anything, just let me know.

DUANE G.

I want to provide you with the best service possible!

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