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We found 4 rheumatologists who accept Coventry HMO near Lebanon, PA.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
755 Norman Drive
Lebanon, PA
 

Dr. David Trostle is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He works in Lebanon, PA. He is affiliated with WellSpan Health. He attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Trostle has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Trostle's practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
755 Norman Drive
Lebanon, PA
 

Dr. Francis Gallagher is an adult rheumatology specialist in Lebanon, PA. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Temple University for residency. Dr. Gallagher is affiliated with WellSpan Health. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
755 Norman Drive
Lebanon, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Kantor is a rheumatologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Kantor average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kantor attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. He is affiliated with WellSpan Health. He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
755 Norman Drive
Lebanon, PA
 

Dr. Ernesto Gutierrez specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Lebanon, PA. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. Dr. Gutierrez is professionally affiliated with WellSpan Health. Dr. Gutierrez's practice is open to new patients.

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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.