Our rheumatologists in Frederick, Hagerstown and Urbana specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of the illnesses that cause pain, swelling and stiffness of the joints and muscles. Whether you have an inflammatory condition that needs specialized care or are experiencing discomfort and don’t know why, we are here to help you find the answers and the treatments to bring relief from pain, and provide a better quality of life.
Do You Have Any of These Symptoms?
- Fatigue & constant tiredness
- Skin rash on face, arms or body
- Muscle pain; recent or long-lasting
- Joint pain, swelling or stiffness
Diagnosing Your Condition
Our next step is to determine what all this information means. Our rheumatologists and arthritis doctors go through an extensive process of elimination to pinpoint the reason for your condition.
Understanding Your Health
The first step is to determine what is causing your symptoms. Our rheumatologists and arthritis doctors in Frederick, Hagerstown and Urbana, Maryland carefully review your blood work, x-rays, and other diagnostic tests and spend time listening to you, getting an understanding of what your symptoms are, and when they occur. We look at your overall health; taking into consideration medications, health history, activity level, and lifestyle.
We also utilize diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound. Imaging joints and soft tissue enables us to detect subtle changes in bones, tissues and tendons that x-rays often cannot detect.
Arthritis & Rheumatic Disease Treatment
Once we have reached a diagnosis, we explain your condition and discuss the impact various treatments will have on your illness. Early detection and treatment often lead to better outcomes and improved quality of life. Arthritis and other rheumatic disease treatments may include:
- non-narcotic medication
- physical therapy
- lifestyle changes
- infused medications
Conditions Treated by Rheumatologists
Just a few of the conditions our rheumatologists and arthritis doctors treat:
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Autoimmune Disease
- Raynaud’s Syndrome
- Polymyalgia Rheumatica
Dr. Neeti Bhargava - Rheumatoid Arthritis
Dr. Neeti Bhargava - Biological Treatments for Arthritis
Dr. Frank Nisenfeld - Total Knee Replacement
Dr. James Steinberg - Total Hip Replacement
Dr. Enrico Villanueva - Psoriatic Arthritis
Dr. Enrico Villanueva - Osteoarthritis