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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
5401 Peach Street; Suite 3500
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Yvonne Hoogland's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Dr. Hoogland attended medical school at National University of Colombia Faculty of Medicine.

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Dr. Theresa Jo Fryer, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3317 Liberty Street
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Theresa Fryer specializes in adult rheumatology. She graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Fryer has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3317 Liberty Street
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Edward Engel practices adult rheumatology in Erie, PA. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3317 Liberty Street
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Charles Herbst practices adult rheumatology in Erie, PA. His average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Herbst is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3317 Liberty Street
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Kathe Bryson is a specialist in adult rheumatology. She works in Erie, PA. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bryson accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more.

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What is Rheumatology?

Rheumatology is the medical specialty that is concerned with arthritis and other diseases of inflammation. Inflammation can occur anywhere in the body, but it is most common in the joints and connective tissues. Arthritis, which occurs in the joints, is also a very common condition, so rheumatology is strongly associated with joint care. But rheumatology is about more that just arthritis. Other conditions that a rheumatologist might treat include:
  • Lupus, a chronic inflammatory disease
  • Ankylosing spondylitis, inflammation at the base of the spine
  • Sjogren’s syndrome, an autoimmune disorder that stops production of tears and saliva
  • Fibromyalgia, a disorder causing widespread, chronic pain and fatigue

Pediatric rheumatologists are doctors that specialize in treating inflammatory diseases in children. Rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and other inflammatory diseases can begin even in childhood, and can cause a unique set of problems for active and growing children.

Rheumatologists use patient symptoms as well as lab tests and imaging tests such as MRIs to diagnose disease. Treatment varies widely depending on the diagnosis, but it may include physiotherapy (to improve motion, ability, and function) or medications. Commonly prescribed medications include anti-inflammatories such as NSAIDS (e.g. Tylenol, Ibuprofen) and steroids, or immune system suppressants such as methotrexate and TNF inhibitor medications (e.g. Enbrel, Humira). The goal is always to increase the patient’s ability to move without pain and to reduce the need for future treatment.