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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 works as a rheumatologist in Lancaster, PA and Ephrata, PA. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Allen has a special interest in osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. Her professional affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. Dr. Allen is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She is open to new patients. She obtained her medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with Allentown.

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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, who practices in Lancaster, PA and Ephrata, PA, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Adusumilli has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her areas of expertise include 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 studied medicine at Siddhartha Medical College. Dr. Adusumilli completed her residency training at Graduate Hospital. 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. Charles Franklin Henderson, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Adult Rheumatology
1635 West Main Street
Ephrata, PA
 

Dr. Charles Henderson's areas of specialization are family medicine and adult rheumatology; he sees patients in Elizabethtown, PA, York, PA, and Lancaster, PA. His areas of expertise include osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. He is affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. Dr. Henderson accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Henderson's training includes 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. Richard Wayne Reese, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1635 West Main Street
Ephrata, PA
 

Dr. Richard Reese sees patients in Lancaster, PA and Ephrata, PA. His medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Reese's areas of expertise consist of osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reese takes. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a graduate of Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh's residency program. Dr. Reese is 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 a specialist in adult rheumatology. She works in Lancaster, PA and Ephrata, PA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Matejicka include osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. Dr. Matejicka accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at LeHigh Valley Hospital Network, Dr. Matejicka attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. Dr. Matejicka's practice is open to new patients.

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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 a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. She is especially interested in osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. Dr. Shepherd takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and a graduate of Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis' residency program. She is professionally affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. Dr. Shepherd's practice is open to new patients.

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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.