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Quick Facts

  • Awards

    5 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition
  • Regional Top Doctors
  • On-Time Doctor Award
  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award
  • Accepted Insurance

  • Cigna
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Anthem

Doctors in Rheumatology Associates

View all physicians that belong to Rheumatology Associates.

Ratings & Comments

180 ratings with 60 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Rheumatology Associates when asked is excellent. Rheumatology Associates has been reviewed by 180 patients. The rating is 3.7 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Rheumatology Associates as provided by patient reviews is 9 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Specialties

3 specialties

  • Rheumatology

    A rheumatologist is a physician who has received extensive training in diagnosing and treating rheumatic conditions. Rheumatic conditions involve the joints, soft tissues, autoimmune system, vascular system, and connective tissues.
    Some of the conditions that rheumatologists treat are rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout, sarcoidosis, vasculitis, and lupus. These are all conditions that involve a lot of pain and make mobility difficult. Rheumatologists use medications, such as analgesics, NSAIDs, steroids, DMARDs, infliximab, and adalimumab, as well as occupational therapy, in order to decrease pain and improve a patient's quality of life.

  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Psychiatry

    A psychiatrist is a doctor with specific training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.
    He or she can not only provide the counseling necessary to both diagnose and treat a patient, but can also prescribe medication when needed. In some cases, a psychiatrist will only provide the medication and the counseling will be provided by another healthcare specialist, like a certified counselor or psychologist.
    Like other doctors, psychiatrists employ diagnostic tools like CT scans and MRI in order to observe the structure and function of a patient's brain.
    Once a diagnosis is made, these specialists may use behavior or cognitive therapy in order to address the patient's condition, or a multitude of other types of therapy, in conjunction with or in place of medication.

  • Education

    Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools

  • Albert Einstein College Of Medicine
  • Tufts University School Of Medicine
  • Tulane University School Of Medicine
  • State University Of New York Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine
  • Oregon Health & Science University School Of Medicine
  • University Of Missouri Kansas City School Of Medicine
  • University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
  • University Of New Mexico School Of Medicine
  • Nearby Group Practices

    Rheumatology Associates is similar to the following 3 Group Pracices near Portland, ME.

  • Dermatology Associates

    Group Practice

    Portland, ME

  • Orthopedic Associates

    Group Practice

    Portland, ME

  • Ortho Assc. Of Portland

    Group Practice

    Portland, ME

Information About Group Practices

What is a Group Practice?

According to The Medical Group Management Association, a group practice is any relationship between three or more physicians who share facilities, expenses, profits and other resources like support staff and equipment. Group practices tend to fall into two categories: those that organize around a particular medical specialty and those that encompass several specialties like East Boston Neighborhood Health that specializes in internal medicine

Why Group Practice?

As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.

Benefits of Group Practice

As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.