CIMZIA is a medicine used to treat adults with moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis (RA). It is referred to as an “anti-TNF therapy.”. By blocking tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha, CIMZIA helps reduce the inflammation, stiffness and joint damage RA causes.
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Medicine Copay Assistance
(5 days ago) Medicine Copay Assistance. Home » Medicine Copay Assistance. Many drug manufacturers provide direct financial assistance to qualified patients who need help affording medications. Click on any of the following to learn about assistance programs that may be available for that medication. Actemra.
Rheumatology Specialty Center
(8 days ago) Given the concern about coronavirus, if you exhibit any symptoms of a respiratory infection or have a fever or sore throat, please call our office at 215-657-6776, and we will be happy to reschedule your appointment. We enjoy taking care of our patients’ rheumatologic needs and look forward to your next visit with us. Sincerely,
Meet the Rheumatologists at Rheumatology Specialty Center
(3 days ago) A rheumatologist is a doctor who has had special training (an internal medicine residency and rheumatology fellowship) to diagnose and treat disorders and diseases of the joints, bones, muscles and connective tissue. These conditions may also be called musculoskeletal diseases, autoimmune conditions or rheumatic diseases.
Charles Pritchard, MD, FACP, FACR, RhMSUS
(2 days ago) Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor in Medicine at Drexel University School of Medicine. Clinical Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at Abington Memorial Hospital and Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA. Past President of the Philadelphia Rheumatism Society. Reviewer for Journal of Clinical Rheumatology, Scandanavian Journal of
Your First Visit to Rheumatology Specialty Center
(8 days ago) Your first visit to Rheumatology Specialty Center is the start of an important relationship with you, your new doctor and care team. Most patients who come to us have long-term illnesses, so we understand how important it is for you to get expert, compassionate care that looks at you as a whole person.
Dennis Jerdan, MD, MBA, FACR
(7 days ago) Medical Doctorate (MD), Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA. Master of Business Administration (MBA), George Washington University, Washington, DC. Postdoctoral training includes a residency in Internal Medicine at Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington, PA, and a fellowship in Rheumatology at Temple University Hospital.
Sarah Coleman, MD, FACP, FACR
(8 days ago) Bachelor of Science, University of Scranton. Medical Doctorate (MD) from Drexel University College of Medicine. Postdoctoral training included a fellowship in rheumatology at Drexel University College of Medicine and an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Lehigh Valley Hospital. previous post: Dana Jacobs-Kosmin, MD, FACP, FACR.
Who should make your medical decisions
(5 days ago) Except that this was a medicine she had been on for the last 6 years with good results and this was the fourth time that she had to go without the med until the insurance company approved it. I would have to write another letter of medical necessity to justify why she needed this medicine, even though it had already been explained three times
Elana Eisner, MD, FACP, FACR, RhMSUS
(4 days ago) EDUCATION. Bachelor of Arts, University of Pennsylvania (Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa) Medical Doctorate (MD), he University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Postdoctoral training included a fellowship in Rheumatology and an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
C. Michael Franklin, MD, FACP, FACR, RhMSUS
(3 days ago) Board certified by American Board of Internal Medicine and Subspecialty of Rheumatology. Certified by the American College of Rheumatology in musculoskeletal ultrasound. Chief of Rheumatology at Abington Memorial Hospital, in Abington, Pennsylvania. Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Temple University Hospital and Drexel Medical School
Marguerite McGarvey, MD, JD, FACR
(4 days ago) Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and Subspecialty Rheumatology. Clinical Associate Professor of Rheumatology at Drexel University School of Medicine at Abington Hospital, Abington, PA. Experienced in rheumatology research and has presented research at American College of Rheumatology conferences.
Rheumatology Specialty Center Locations in Pennsylvania
(4 days ago) Locations. Convenience and comfort are important, especially for people in pain. That’s why we have three patient-focused centers to serve you in the Greater Philadelphia region. See all our locations and office hours on our Contact Us page. Our rheumatologists see patients at more than one location, so when you make your appointment, be sure
Rheumatoid Arthritis Get Treatment at Rheumatology
(Just Now) Early diagnosis is very important to help prevent damage as well, so if you suspect you may have RA, call us today at 215-657-6776, or call your primary doctor first if your insurance requires a referral. Contact us at Rheumatology Specialty Center to discuss Rheumatoid Arthritis treatment.
Diseases We Treat at the Rheumatology Specialty Center
(9 days ago) Diseases We Treat. At Rheumatology Specialty Center, we treat the patient, not just the disease. We listen to you—your symptoms, your goals, your needs—and offer quality, cost-conscious care that will help you live your best life. You may come to us with a rheumatic or autoimmune disease already diagnosed, or you may have joint and muscular
Monica Mohile, MD, FACR
(8 days ago) Medical Doctorate (MD) from Northeast Ohio Medical University. Internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Fellowship in Rheumatology at Drexel University College of Medicine/Hahnemann University …
Sally Pullman-Mooar, MD, FACR
(9 days ago) Listed as “Best in Philadelphia” by Philadelphia magazine for women and elderly care. Held academic positions at the Professor Level at both University of Pennsylvania and Thomas Jefferson University/Sidney Kimmel School of Medicine. Was Chief of the Rheumatology section at the Philadelphia Veterans Hospital 2008-2018.
About Our Practice
(7 days ago) Serving the Greater Philadelphia Area Since 1969. The Rheumatology Specialty Center has been serving the greater Philadelphia region for more than 45 years. Over the years, our practice has grown to one of the largest, freestanding rheumatology centers in the United States, focused on treating people with rheumatic diseases and conditions.
Tendinitis Treatment for Tendinitis at Rheumatology
(Just Now) If needed, the doctor can use the ultrasound to give you a localized injection of medicine right into the affected or inflamed area. If you think you may have tendinitis, call us today for an appointment or call your primary care doctor first if your insurance requires a referral. We specialize in non-surgical remedies for your health problems.
David Chesner, DO, FACR, FACOI
(9 days ago) Bachelor of Science, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ. Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO), Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Postdoctoral training included an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Hospital Consortium, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Completed a fellowship in Rheumatology at Temple
Dana Jacobs-Kosmin, MD, FACP, FACR
(3 days ago) Board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in both Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. She has practiced Rheumatology in Philadelphia since 2006. Served as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine with Jefferson from 2007 to 2014.
About Gout Treatment for Gout at Rheumatology Specialty
(4 days ago) Gout is a form of arthritis that causes pain and swelling in the joints. At first, it tends to affect only one joint — most frequently in the big toe. It happens in people who have too much uric acid in the blood. Uric acid is a chemical that is produced when the body breaks down certain foods.
(6 days ago) State-of-the-Art Care. Rheumatology Specialty Center was one of the first practices in the area to switch from paper to electronic records and e-prescribing. Our commitment to enhanced communication and compassionate, quality care means we’re always looking for ways to …
(6 days ago) Rheumatology Specialty Center. 801 Old York Rd , Suite 320. Jenkintown, PA 19046. We are located in the Noble Plaza Bldg, next to the Noble Train Station. From Easton Road (Rte. 611) Traveling South: -While traveling south on 611, make a left at the light into the Noble Train Station, across from the Wawa. -Go to the back of the Noble Plaza
Wendy Grace, MSN, CRNP
(8 days ago) Wendy came to Rheumatology Specialty Center in 2008 with seven years’ experience specializing in family practice and 2 1/2 years of chronic disease management as a nurse practitioner. Has authority to issue prescriptions in the state of Pennsylvania.
(8 days ago) The first time A.B. came to my office in 2003, she was in her late 40s, suffering from swollen and painful joints. After blood tests, she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. Unlike the more common "wear and tear" osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disorder in which the immune system turns on the body, gradually destroying
Myositis Treatment for Myositis at Rheumatology
(8 days ago) Dermatomyositis is a condition that causes muscle weakness and skin rashes in adults and children. There’s no cure for DM, but treatment can clear the skin rash and help patients regain muscle strength for periods of time called remission. Polymyositis also causes muscle weakness, and is more common in adults than in children. Symptoms.
Osteoporosis Treatment for Osteoporosis at Rheumatology
(2 days ago) The word “osteoporosis” means bone (osteo) that is porous or filled with holes (porosis)—your bone mass is less dense than it should be. Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to weaken. This weakening of the bones can lead to rounded shoulders, loss of height and even painful fractures (broken bones). Osteoporosis itself is painless
Why does he have a painful, swollen ankle
(8 days ago) We must find a proper balance between individual medicine and population medicine if we are ever to have truly great health care for our society. Mark Lopatin is a rheumatologist in Willow Grove and chairman of the Montgomery County Medical Society.
(7 days ago) The doctor puts a probe on your skin near the affected area and uses this to see swelling, joint damage or inflammation. If appropriate, the doctor can use this imaging to precisely insert a needle and administer an injection into the targeted affected area, making sure the medicine goes directly where it should, improving treatment response.
Why change of venue is important to you
(6 days ago) Why change of venue is important to you. The year was 2000 when I was sued by a patient who alleged an adverse reaction to a medication started by another physician. It did not matter that I was the one who identified the problem, nor that I appropriately weaned her off the medicine. I was a physician caring for a suffering patient and I was
(8 days ago) Referrals, Copays and Payment Policies. Before your doctor visit, find out if you need a referral and what your copay, if any, will be. All referrals and copays are due at the time of your visit. If you do not have your copay or referral, your appointment will be rescheduled. If we do not participate in your insurance plan, payment is expected
About Lupus Treatment for Lupus at Rheumatology
(5 days ago) Lupus is a disease of the immune system (your body’s natural defense against infections, such as bacteria and viruses). It attacks the body’s tissues, affecting joints, skin, kidneys and other parts of the body. The most common form of lupus is systemic lupus erythematosus or SLE. “Systemic” means several different body systems may be
Medical Mystery: Chronic pain but no cause
(4 days ago) Medical Mystery: Chronic pain but no cause. June 23, 2016. Rheumatology Specialty Center. fibromyalgia. 0 Comments. JK was a 50-year-old woman who came to me after suffering from widespread pain for many years. Despite her efforts, she had never received a medical diagnosis that could explain her misery – or effective treatment to address her
(4 days ago) Osteoarthritis, or OA, is the oldest and most common form of arthritis. Also called degenerative joint disease this arthritis is due to “wear and tear” of your joints and bones. In OA, the cartilage or cushion between joints breaks down leading to pain, stiffness and swelling. Osteoarthritis can affect any joint, but it occurs most often in
(6 days ago) Our mission is to give you the care you need to live your best life. Most of the diseases we treat cause inflammation, pain and joint damage sometimes leading to disability. Patients come to us because they know we listen and we treat each person with care and with sensitivity to their own, personal needs. Our entire staff at Rheumatology
News & Events
(2 days ago) Congratulations to Dr. C. Michael Franklin, MD for receiving the 2018 Top Doctor Award. Top Doctor Awards specialize in recognizing and commemorating the achievements of today’s most influential and respected doctors in medicine, and reassures patients that their doctor is one of the most experienced, skilled, and trusted in the field.
(7 days ago) Treatment for dry eyes and dry mouth is important because it can lead to other health problems. If you think you might have Sjögren’s syndrome, call us today at 215-657-6776 for an appointment or call your primary care doctor first if your insurance requires a referral. Contact us at Rheumatology Specialty Center to discuss Sjögren’s
About Sarcoidosis Get Treatment at Rheumatology
(1 days ago) Sarcoidosis is a condition in which abnormal masses ( called granulomas) of inflamed tissue form in parts of the body. It can affect different parts of the body, but appears most commonly in the lungs and lymph glands. Sarcoidosis can also affect the skin, eyes, nose and other body parts.
(3 days ago) At Rheumatology Specialty Center, our patients come first, so we look for rheumatologists, nurse practitioners, medical assistants and other staff who believe in patient-centered service.. The following opportunities are available at this time: No job openings. Please check back for updates.