We found 4 rheumatologists who accept Private Healthcare Systems near Huntington, NY.

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Sari Dawn Edelman DO
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Rheumatology (Arthritis & Autoimmune Diseases)
2.63 Average rating 2.63 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 789 Park Av, Huntington, NY 11746
Avram Goldberg MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4.25 Average rating 4.25 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
Address: 789 Park Av, Huntington, NY 11746
Anang Modi DO
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Rheumatology (Arthritis & Autoimmune Diseases)
4 Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 789 Park Av, Huntington, NY 11746
Clinical Interests: knee osteoarthritis, bursitis, psoriatic arthritis ... (Read more)
Dr. Louise Raminfard M.D.
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2.9 Average rating 2.9 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
Address: 120 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743
Clinical Interests: bursitis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoporosis ... (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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