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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 is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with Allentown. Dr. Allen's areas of expertise include the following: osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. Dr. Allen welcomes 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 works as an adult rheumatologist in Lancaster, PA and Ephrata, PA. After completing medical school at Siddhartha Medical College, Dr. Adusumilli performed her residency at Graduate Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Adusumilli include osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. The average patient rating for Dr. Adusumilli is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Adusumilli honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Her professional affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. She welcomes 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. In Dr. Henderson's practice, he is particularly interested in osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. He is professionally affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. His education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and residency at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, York Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Wright State University. Dr. Henderson is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes 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, who practices in Lancaster, PA and Ephrata, PA, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reese include osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Reese graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Reese is professionally affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. He is open to 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's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Dr. Matejicka's clinical interests include osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at LeHigh Valley Hospital Network. Dr. Matejicka 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. Rebecca Margaret Shepherd, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1635 West Main Street
Ephrata, PA
 

Dr. Rebecca Shepherd is an adult rheumatologist in Lancaster, PA and Ephrata, PA. In her practice, Dr. Shepherd focuses on osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. Her professional affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. Dr. Shepherd takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. Before performing her residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Dr. Shepherd attended 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.