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Overview

Diagnosis is a crucial element of every medical specialty, but perhaps especially in the discipline of rheumatology. Symptoms that include pain and swelling can be present in the course of numerous conditions including gout, osteoporosis and various forms of arthritis, but the best treatments for each can vary widely depending on the underlying cause of the illness. Increasingly, rheumatology has become a study of the immune system, as more and more of the conditions it strives to treat are linked to autoimmune diseases like lupus, fibromyalgia and psoriasis, which can all cause painful inflammation in joints and connective tissues.

Cooley Dickinson Medical Group Rheumatology treats patients with many rheumatologic diagnoses, including the following conditions:

  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gout
  • Autoimmune diseases such as lupus, scleroderma, and vasculitis

 

In-office procedures that we perform include:

  • Joint Drainage
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation with Hyaluronate

Integrated care can also be an invaluable tool in helping to treat rheumatologic conditions, and referral to orthopedists, physical and occupational therapists and non-traditional health care providers can be important supplemental prescriptions. Recognizing symptoms and identifying the best, most effective strategies for providing relief are high priorities for this practice; be they pharmaceutical or therapeutic. Conditions characterized by chronic pain are by definition cumulatively debilitative, and can wear down even the most durable among us. Throughout your diagnosis and treatment, we also employ one of the most powerful tools in addressing these conditions—empathy.

For more information or to make an appointment, call 413-584-9511.

Meet the Providers

Wayne Schweitzer, MD earned his medical degree from Albany Medical College. Following residency at Boston City Hospital (now Boston Medical Center), he completed a rheumatology fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. Dr. Schweitzer is interested in conditions including arthritis, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, gout, and autoimmune diseases such as lupus, scleroderma, and vasculitis.

Teresa Klich-Nowak, MD earned her medical degree from the University School of Medicine in Poznan, Poland. She performed  residencies and fellowships  both at the University School of Medicine and at Szamotuly County Hospital. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

 

Cooley Dickinson Medical Group Rheumatology

CONTACT 413-584-9511

OFFICE HOURS 8 AM-5 PM

Location & Directions 22 Atwood Drive #203
Northampton, MA 01060

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