Washington Update- What’s New: The Trump Admin. Released Preliminary Ideas About Reducing Drug Prices In The US

Angus B. Worthing, MD, FACP, FACR @AngusWorthing You may have heard that in the past few months, the Trump Administration has released preliminary ideas about reducing drug prices in the US through major changes in the various drug distribution systems (like Medicare Part B, the program for drugs patients receive in doctors’ offices). The administration […]

Justin Peng

Glucosamine and Chondroitin Supplements

By: Justin Peng, MD,FACR
Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis and ls often referred to as degenerative disease because it is caused by the breakdown of cartilage. In a healthy joint, the ends of the bones are covered with smooth and healthy cartilage. In osteoarthritis, the cartilage in between the joint is worn away, causing narrowing of the joint and jagged, irregular spurs at the edges of bones, which can cause achiness, stiffness, soreness, and limited range of motion.

Dr Potter Arthritis Doctors

Intra-Articular Hyaluronic Acid and Topical NSAIDS

By: Jeffrey Potter, MD, FACR
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and is characterized by pain limited functioning in those patients affected by it. The diagnosis is made using a combination of a patient’s symptoms, physical examination findings and plain film radiographs, or x-rays. Osteoarthritis can occur at any age but is more common in after middle age, and in patients that have previously injured the affected joint or who are overweight. Pain is typically worsened by activity or overuse and relieved by resting; many patients require medications to help relieve their symptoms.

Great News for the Rheumatology Community

Angus Worthing MD Greetings, Advocates! Great news for the rheumatology community came on February 9, 2018 as the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 was enacted. It contained several critical health care fixes. First, after hundreds of emails, meetings, letters to the editor, an op-ed and a forceful 109-member coalition letter led by the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) […]

Lyme Disease

By Nicole Thomas, MD, FACR Lyme disease is a bacterial infection caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. These bacteria are transmitted to you through the bite of an infected black-legged (deer) tick. There are three stages to Lyme infection.The first stage is called early localized disease. During this stage, symptoms include fever, chills, headaches, fatigue, […]

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