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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
average rating 4.2 stars (5 ratings)
233 Broadway; Suite 640
New York, NY
 

Dr. Sara Kramer's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Kramer include primary care, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. She is affiliated with NYU Langone. She is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kramer attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. She trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland for residency. Dr. Kramer has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Primary Care, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Gout, Arthritis, Lupus

Dr. Brian D. Golden MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
average rating 3.64 stars (11 ratings)
333 E 34th Street; Suite 1c
New York, NY
 

Dr. Brian Golden is an adult rheumatologist in New York, NY. The average patient rating for Dr. Golden is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Golden include joint pain, osteoporosis, and connective tissue disorders. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NYU Langone Center for Musculoskeletal Care and Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men's Health. Dr. Golden accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Joint Pain, Gout, Arthritis, Lupus, Autoimmune Disorders, Metabolic Bone ... (Read more)

Howard M. Belmont MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
average rating 4.89 stars (21 ratings)
324 East 23rd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Howard Belmont works as a rheumatologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Belmont include psoriatic arthritis, lupus nephritis, and polymyositis. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Center for Musculoskeletal Care. He attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Belmont trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center for his residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Belmont has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Dermatomyositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Antiphospholipid Antibody ... (Read more)

Soumya Reddy MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
333 East 38th Street; 4th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Soumya Reddy is a New York, NY physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Reddy include psoriatic arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reddy honors. Dr. Reddy attended Boston University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Reddy is affiliated with NYU Langone Center for Musculoskeletal Care.

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Clinical interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
333 East 38th Street; 4th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Kristen Lee is a specialist in adult rheumatology. She works in New York, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, osteoporosis, and psoriatic arthritis. Dr. Lee accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). She is affiliated with NYU Langone Center for Musculoskeletal Care.

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Clinical interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome, Systemic Lupus ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
average rating 3.8 stars (67 ratings)
10 Union Square E; Suite 3d
New York, NY
 

Dr. Paula Rackoff is an adult rheumatologist in New York, NY. Her areas of expertise include the following: psoriatic arthritis, gout, and back pain. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rackoff is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rackoff is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine and Brown University, Alpert Medical School. She completed her residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Rackoff's hospital/clinic affiliations include Joan H. Tisch Center for Women's Health and NYU Langone Center for Musculoskeletal Care.

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Clinical interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Musculoskeletal Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Joint Pain, Gout, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
average rating 4.45 stars (5 ratings)
923 5th Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Michael Colin's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Colin include primary care. The average patient rating for Dr. Colin is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. His medical residency was performed at Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Colin has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mount Sinai Hospital and NYU Langone.

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Clinical interests: Primary Care

Petros V. Efthimiou MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
average rating 5 stars (5 ratings)
263 Seventh Avenue; Suite 5th Floor
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Petros Efthimiou's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Efthimiou include knee problems, raynaud's, and osteoporosis. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Aetna Medicare. Dr. Efthimiou's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. He speaks Greek. Dr. Efthimiou is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Osteoporosis, Sarcoidosis, Back Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Neck Problems, ... (Read more)

Natalie Azar MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
average rating 4.75 stars (1 rating)
333 East 38th Street; 4th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Natalie Azar is an adult rheumatology specialist in New York, NY. Her areas of expertise include the following: psoriatic arthritis, polymyositis, and dermatomyositis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Azar takes. Dr. Azar is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College and a graduate of NYU Langone Medical Center's residency program. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Joan H. Tisch Center for Women's Health and NYU Langone Center for Musculoskeletal Care.

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Clinical interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Dermatomyositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Arthritis, Autoimmune ... (Read more)

Placido A. Morano MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
average rating 3.12 stars (11 ratings)
263 Seventh Avenue; Suite 2b
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Placido Morano is a Brooklyn, NY physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Morano is especially interested in osteoporosis and fibromyalgia. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended the University of Rome Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and then went on to complete his residency at Flushing Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Morano (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Italian, and Russian. Dr. Morano is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Osteoporosis, Fibromyalgia

Dr. Jonathan Samuels MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
average rating 4.75 stars (2 ratings)
423 East 23rd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jonathan Samuels is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He works in New York, NY. These areas are among his clinical interests: joint pain, psoriatic arthritis, and lupus. He is affiliated with VA NY Harbor Health Care System and NYU Langone Center for Musculoskeletal Care. Dr. Samuels's education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Samuels takes.

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Clinical interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Dermatomyositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Joint Pain, Gout, Lupus, ... (Read more)

Sicy H. Lee MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
average rating 3.75 stars (1 rating)
301 East 17th Street; Suite 550
New York, NY
 

Dr. Sicy Lee is an adult rheumatology specialist. Dr. Lee's clinical interests include back pain, joint pain, and connective tissue disorders. She is affiliated with NYU Langone Center for Musculoskeletal Care. She takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and a graduate of Good Samaritan Hospital's residency program. Dr. Lee has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Joint Pain, Gout, Arthritis, Lupus, Back Pain, Connective Tissue Disorders, ... (Read more)

Stephen Honig M.D.
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
301 East 17th Street; Suite 1101
New York, NY
 

Dr. Stephen Honig is an adult rheumatology specialist. He is especially interested in osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. Dr. Honig is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Honig is affiliated with NYU Langone.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, Metabolic Bone Diseases, Osteoporosis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Spinal ... (Read more)

Chung-E Tseng MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
average rating 4.5 stars (1 rating)
246 E 20th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Chung-E Tseng's specialty is adult rheumatology. She graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Jacobi Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Tseng's clinical interests: joint pain, osteoporosis, and connective tissue disorders. She accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Tseng is professionally affiliated with VA NY Harbor Health Care System and NYU Langone.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Joint Pain, Gout, Lupus, Metabolic Bone Diseases, Osteoporosis, Connective ... (Read more)

Dr. Stelios Viennas MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
average rating 4.59 stars (11 ratings)
3802 31st Avenue
Astoria, NY
 

Dr. Stelios Viennas' medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Viennas is a graduate of New York Medical College and a graduate of Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers' residency program. Clinical interests for Dr. Viennas include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and connective tissue disorders. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Coresource, Vytra, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Viennas (or staff) speaks Croatian, Spanish, and Greek. He is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital and NYU Langone. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Dermatomyositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, Lupus, Osteoporosis, Ankylosing ... (Read more)

Harry H. Shen MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
333 East 38th Street; 4th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Harry Shen practices adult rheumatology in New York, NY. After attending Boston University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. These areas are among Dr. Shen's clinical interests: back pain, psoriatic arthritis, and lupus. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shen takes. Dr. Shen is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Center for Musculoskeletal Care.

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Clinical interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Dermatomyositis, Neck Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Gout, ... (Read 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.
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