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Overview/Diseases Treated

Overview

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Our practice is the leading rheumatology (see What is a Rheumatologist?) specialty practice in the Middletown-South Dayton area. We opened our practice in July of 2006 with the mission of providing state of the art, patient centered rheumatologic care. In keeping with this informative website, our practice has embraced technology and is committed to patient education. Our practice is "paperless" and is considered an "early adopter" of electronic medical records (only 20% of physicians and even fewer rheumatology practices have adopted electronic medical records). This electronic record has multiple features, including an ability to alert the physician when multiple drugs adversely interact with each other, greatly improving patient safety. As an additional quality measure, our practice fully participates in Medicare's Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI). This demonstrates our commitment in providing the highest quality of care to our Medicare patients. We look forward to serving your health needs at either our Middletown or Kettering office locations.

Diseases Treated

We treat the following diseases and offer the following services. We have a special interest in the diseases that are bolded:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Disease
  • Gout/Pseudogout
  • Sj�gren's Syndrome (dry eyes/mouth)
  • Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA)
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS)
  • Raynaud's Phenomenon (Fingers or toes change colors in the cold)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Lupus and other connective tissue diseases
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Scleroderma
  • Viral, Bacterial arthritis (e.g. Lyme Arthritis)
  • Vasculitis, including Giant Cell Arteritis
  • Uveitis (Iritis, inflammatory eye disease)
  • "Positive ANA" and "Positive Rheumatoid Factor"
  • Elevated Sedimentation Rate
  • Poly/Dermatomyositis (Inflammatory Muscle Disease)
  • Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome
  • Paget's Disease of bone

The Arthritis & Osteoporosis Center of Southwest Ohio is a member of the National Osteoporosis Foundation's Professional Partners Network®