- 8316 Arlington Blvd, Fairfax, VA
- 4.2 average rating
- 3 specialties
- 5 affiliated hospitals
- 11 insurance providers
- 1 school
- 18 minutes avg wait time
- 1 is board certified
- 1 is rated 4 stars and above
- 2 are rated on Vitals.com
- 1 is male
- 1 is female
- 3 specialties
- 11 health insurance companies
- 4.2 average overall rating
- CareFirst BCBS
- Optima Health
- Coventry Health Care
- Aetna Innovation Health
- United Healthcare
Doctors in Northern Virginia Center For Arthritis
- Dr. Ayman Boutros MD Ophthalmology Fairfax, VA
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.
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.
An ophthalmologist has the training to do much more than just prescribe glasses. They are physicians specially trained to diagnose and treat disorders of the eyes and vision. These doctors are experts on the complicated anatomy of the eye and are trained to treat eye diseases through both medical and surgical methods.
Some common conditions that ophthalmologists treat are cataracts, glaucoma, strabismus, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and amblyopia. In addition, ophthalmologists can provide prescriptions for eye glasses and contact lenses and perform LASIK surgery and other corrective surgeries for refractive errors like myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia.
Northern Virginia Center For Arthritis is affiliated with the following hospitals
- Inova Alexandria Hospital Alexandria, VA 22304
- Inova Loudoun Hospital Leesburg, VA 20176
- Inova Fairfax Hospital Falls Church, VA 22042
- Inova Loudon Hospital Center, Lansdowne Leesburg, VA 20176
- Reston Town Center Pediatrics Reston, VA 20190
Affiliated doctor has gone to the following school
- New York University School Of Medicine
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.