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

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

Dr. Lisa Allen is a specialist in adult rheumatology. The average patient rating for Dr. Allen is 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Allen studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with Allentown. She is affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. She 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 practices adult rheumatology in Lancaster, PA and Ephrata, PA. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Adusumilli's clinical interests include osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. She is affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Adusumilli welcomes new patients. She graduated from Siddhartha Medical College and then she performed her residency at Graduate Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis

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

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

Dr. Charles Henderson specializes in family medicine and adult rheumatology. Dr. Henderson has a special interest in osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Henderson trained at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, York Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Wright State University. He is affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. Dr. Henderson is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis

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

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

Dr. Richard Reese practices adult rheumatology. After completing medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Reese performed his residency at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Reese include osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Reese is professionally affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. He welcomes new patients.

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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 is an adult rheumatologist in Lancaster, PA and Ephrata, PA. Before performing her residency at LeHigh Valley Hospital Network, Dr. Matejicka attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Her areas of clinical interest consist of osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with 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. Rebecca Margaret Shepherd, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1635 West Main Street
Ephrata, PA
 

Dr. Rebecca Shepherd's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Dr. Shepherd's areas of expertise include the following: osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. Her professional affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Shepherd's office for an appointment. Before completing her residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Dr. Shepherd attended medical school at Vanderbilt University 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.