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The Annual Rheumatology/ARP Meeting

The annual American College or Rheumatology/ARP meeting is an important forum where clinicians, scientists and researchers, nurse practitioners and other healthcare specialists, patients and patient advocates, medical students, residents and rheumatology fellows and the pharmaceutical industry come together under common goals. THESE GOALS INCLUDE Funding research to find treatments for arthritis and autoimmune diseases The Read More…


The Approachable Doctor

With all the pressures on physicians in modern-day medicine to see more patients in a short amount of time and do more electronic medical charting, I can understand why patients are feeling like some doctors are rushed and not approachable anymore.⁠ In my specialty, I encounter many individuals in acute and chronic pain from sports Read More…


Dear Med Student,

I know you’re scared but excited. I can remember the first time I attended the White Coat ceremony at my medical school. I felt so excited to finally be studying real medicine like you will feel. The four years I spent in medical school were such amazing years of happiness in learning about the amazing Read More…


ANA Blog

I HAVE A POSITIVE ANA! SHOULD I BE WORRIED? A few weeks ago, there was news that @kimkardashian tested positive for antibodies that may be seen with lupus.  She was forthcoming to the press about her concerns for having Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. What does this mean? Does she actually have lupus? WHAT HAPPENS WITH IN Read More…


Pain Relief Options

As a rheumatologist, I see patients suffering from chronic pain every day and do my best to offer both strategies and support to help with the pain.   Most of my patients suffer from osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis which is characterized by degeneration of cartilage over time. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune Read More…


Osteoarthritis

One of the most common questions that I get asked on a daily basis is “Doc, how can I have arthritis?? I am so young!” I have been involved with competitive figure skating, dancing (ballet, tap, jazz) and in my last 20 years I have engaged in long distance running and playing tennis.  I have been Read More…