About Us

Saint Paul Rheumatology, PA was established in 2001. We specialize in the treatment of autoimmune diseases including arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Lyme disease, osteoporosis, and other conditions which affect joints and soft tissue.

Our physicians, including Dr. David J. Ridley, MD and Dr. Elvia G. Moreta, MD, along with the care team and support staff at Saint Paul Rheumatology are committed to helping you live a full life while living with your condition. We offer standard treatment options, but we also pursue new treatment options and participate in clinical trials so that our patients who are not responding well to their current medications and/or treatments may be able to find a new solution that does work for them.

OUR PHYSICIANS & STAFF

David J. Ridley, MD

David J. Ridley, MD

David J. Ridley is in private practice in Eagan and Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Dr. Ridley received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota and completed his medical residency at Hines VA in Hines, Illinois. Returning to the University of Minnesota, he completed his fellowship in rheumatology.

Serving in the US Air Force at Keesler in Mississippi as Chief of Rheumatology and Wilford Hall in Texas as Chief of DMARD Clinic, he was involved in testing the immunological response to HIV in HIV carriers in the Air Force. He also was involved in the internal medicine residency and rheumatology fellowship programs. Dr. Ridley held an academic position at this time as clinical assistant professor at the University of Texas in San Antonio.

Dr. Ridley returned to private practice in Saint Paul, Minnesota in 1988. Saint Paul Rheumatology was established in 2001. David is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and ACR with special interests in the biologic therapies for Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, and Lupus. He currently is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Ridley has authored and co-authored several publications and abstracts related to rheumatology and immunology.



Elvia G. Moreta, MD

Elvia G. Moreta, MD