Rhode Island Monthly Physician Profiles : Page 5

S P EC IAL AD VER TIS I N G S ECTI O N Physician Profiles Rheumatology Associates, LLC Back row from left: Patricia Soscia, M.D., Marven Leftick, M.D, Karmela Chan, M.D. Front row from left: John Conte, M.D.*, Harold Horwitz, M.D.* Established in 1972 R H E U M A T OL OG Y AS S O CI A TE S has been providing outstanding rheumatologic care for more than thirty years. Their practice has grown to five clinicians who are all board certified in rheumatology. They treat all forms of arthritis and soft tissue rheumatism. These include osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, anklyosing spondylitis and autoimmune diseases such as Sjogren’s, lupus, dermatomyositis and scleroderma. Disease symptoms may overlap making proper diagnosis challenging. Therefore rigorous training and experience in the field best facilitates an optimal treatment plan for each patient. As leaders in Rhode Island rheumatology, Rheumatology Associates provide on-site radiology services so patients need not go to other distant facilities. Its bone density unit is state of the art with the ability to do lateral spines to identify compression fractures. Its laboratory does complex testing including parathyroid and Vitamin D levels as well as more standard rheumatology tests. Its infusion suite treats patients with more complex illnesses that require intravenous medications. Following a diagnosis based on a combination of patient history, physical exam and diagnostic testing, they work with patients to prescribe a course of treatment. Their expertise and experience in managing their patients’ symptoms, enables their patients to achieve a higher quality of life. On the staff at Miriam and Rhode Island Hospitals, the doctors at Rheumatology Associates consider themselves to be privileged to teach the residents as well as provide inpatient consultations in rheumatology. 407 East Avenue, Suite 250, Pawtucket, RI 02860 401-351-2280, rheumri.com * RHODE ISLAND MONTHLY l MAY 2013 149

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