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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4403 Harrison Boulevard; Suite 3650
Ogden, UT
 

Dr. Shelby Dames is an adult rheumatology specialist in Ogden, UT. Dr. Dames has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4403 Harrison Boulevard; Suite 3650
Ogden, UT
 

Dr. Jeffrey Booth's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. He graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine. He honors Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4403 Harrison Boulevard; Suite 3650
Ogden, UT
 

Dr. Daniel Lupash practices adult rheumatology. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Lupash accepts Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4403 Harrison Boulevard; Suite 3650
Ogden, UT
 

Dr. Andrea Bacani, who practices in Ogden, UT, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Bacani's education and training includes medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine and residency at Mayo Clinic. She takes Medicare insurance.

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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.