We found 6 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept InterGroup Services near Ephrata, PA.

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Dr. Charles Franklin Henderson, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1635 West Main Street
Ephrata, PA
 

Dr. Charles Henderson practices adult rheumatology in Elizabethtown, PA, Lancaster, PA, and Ephrata, PA. He is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Henderson include osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. He is professionally affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. Dr. Henderson is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Henderson completed residency programs at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, York Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Wright State University.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Autoimmune Disorders, Osteoarthritis

Dr. Rebecca Margaret Shepherd, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1635 West Main Street
Ephrata, PA
 

Dr. Rebecca Shepherd is an adult rheumatologist. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Shepherd's practice, she is particularly interested in osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Shepherd obtained her medical school training at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. She is affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Autoimmune Disorders, Osteoarthritis

Dr. Sandhya Kiran Adusumilli, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1635 West Main Street
Ephrata, PA
 

Dr. Sandhya Adusumilli is a rheumatologist in Lancaster, PA and Ephrata, PA. She is especially interested in osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. The average patient rating for Dr. Adusumilli is 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She attended Siddhartha Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Graduate Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. Dr. Adusumilli has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Autoimmune Disorders, Osteoarthritis

Dr. Colleen Matejicka, DO
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1635 West Main Street
Ephrata, PA
 

Dr. Colleen Matejicka works as a rheumatologist in Lancaster, PA and Ephrata, PA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Matejicka at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She has indicated that her clinical interests include osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Matejicka graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at LeHigh Valley Hospital Network. Her professional affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Autoimmune Disorders, Osteoarthritis

Dr. Lisa S Allen, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1635 West Main Street
Ephrata, PA
 

Dr. Lisa Allen practices adult rheumatology in Lancaster, PA and Ephrata, PA. Her areas of expertise consist of osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. Allen completed her residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with Allentown. Dr. Allen is rated highly by her patients. She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Autoimmune Disorders, Osteoarthritis

Dr. Richard W Reese, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1635 West Main Street
Ephrata, PA
 

Dr. Richard Reese specializes in adult rheumatology. Dr. Reese's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. He is affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. Dr. Reese honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh, Dr. Reese attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Autoimmune Disorders, Osteoarthritis

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What is Arthritis?

Arthritis is a painful disease of the joints. There are many different kinds of arthritis with various causes, but they all lead to pain and inflammation of joints such as the hip, knee, or wrist. Arthritis affects people of all ages, races, and genders, but it is more common in women and older people. It is the leading cause of disability in the United States.

Symptoms of arthritis include swelling, pain, and stiffness. They can occur in a single joint or throughout the body. It is common for symptoms to come and go, known as flares. In some kinds of arthritis, flares may be caused by specific triggers, such as exercise, stress, or an allergic reaction.

By far the two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis happens when wear and tear on joints breaks down the cartilage between two moving bones. In a healthy person, cartilage cushions and lubricates the bones so they can glide over each other as they move. When the cartilage becomes thin or tears, the ends of bones rub and cause pain. In rheumatoid arthritis, the body’s own immune system becomes confused and attacks joint cartilage, weakening it and causing inflammation.

Treatment for arthritis depends on the specific type, but it may include:
  • Avoiding arthritis triggers
  • Hot or cold therapy, such as ice or hot packs
  • Oral or injected medications, such as corticosteroids, NSAIDs, and biologics
  • Physical therapy and gentle exercises
  • Surgery to repair or replace damaged joints

In many types of arthritis, early treatment can prevent more serious damage to your joints, keeping your symptoms in check. Whatever stage you are in, help exists to let you stay active and manage pain. There are many options to get you moving again.
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