The Most Common Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease where the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks the joints’ lining. The immune response causes joint inflammation, pain, and stiffness in the joints and is the main differentiating factor between RA and osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis results from mechanical wear and tear on the joints. 1.5 million Americans have rheumatoid arthritis, …

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Board-Certification: Why it matters when choosing a doctor

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When you’re looking for a new doctor, are you paying attention to whether or not that doctor is board-certified? Most experts say you should be and here’s why. What does it mean to be board certified? To become a doctor, a bachelor’s degree must first be obtained. Once a bachelor’s degree is received, medical school …

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TeleMedicine: A new approach in the COVID-19 era

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In these trying times, nearly all businesses across the US and around the world are seeing major declines, especially businesses that have foot traffic.  For medical practices, the need for our patients and staff to shelter at home has stifled our ability to provide the continuity and quality of care that we are accustomed to …

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Psoriatic Arthritis Classifications

Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects millions every year. It can be diagnosed at any age, though it is most common between the ages of 30 and 50. There is no cure for PsA and the damage caused can be permanent, if not caught and treated early. Finding the right treatment …

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Rheumatology – A Closer Look

Rheumatology – A Closer Look

It’s a common question.  What is rheumatology and what do rheumatologists treat?  We have all heard of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), but the fact is that RA is only one of many conditions that Rheumatologists specialize in. So, what is Rheumatology?  Rheumatology is the diagnosis and treatment of diseases that affect joints, muscles and bones.  These …

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Our office will now require face masks or face coverings to enter our facility due to COVID and Tampa mandate.