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Dr. Erik Beger has the following 2 specialties
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.
- Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
- Rheumatic Diseases
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Hip Osteoarthritis
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If I had relied solely on this doctor's recommendations, I would likely be paralyzed by now. With symptoms for many months & my PCP referred me to Dr. Beger due to one elevated result in my blood work. By the time of my appointment, I was in such distress that I was very emotional so I think he saw an older, emotional woman and decided I was basically a "hysteric". He was focusing only on the pain caused by the Carpal Tunnel Iâd know I had and as I have lived with that pain for so long I knew CT wasn't causing my symptoms. Dr. Beger refused to listen to me. When I finally could not stand the pain at all any longer, I called my Neurosurgeon who easily diagnosed on the phone; MRI results confirmed his thinking. The Neurosurgeon said my situation was so serious, I couldnât wait longer than 2 wks. for a spinal cervical fusion surgery because paralysis was likely if I waited longer. Listen to your body and don't believe that a doctor even with the great credentials Dr. Beger has, necessarily knows everything! I would NEVER go back to him.
This doctor did not actually listen to my complaints & focused on one thing that I said which was pretty much incidental. When I followed up with another MD because my pain was so constant and so painful, it turned out that had I waited even 2-3 weeks, I would likely have some paralysis. No allowance was made for anything I said to him. I would not go back to him.
NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home
The patient-centered medical home is a way of organizing primary care that emphasizes care coordination and communication to transform primary care into what patients want it to be. Medical homes can lead to higher quality and lower costs, and can improve patients' and providers' experience of care.
Patients' Choice Award (2015)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Bridges to Excellence: Physician Office Systems Recognition Program
This program is designed to recognize practices that use information systems to enhance the quality of patient care. To obtain Recognition, practices must demonstrate that they have implemented systematic office
Dr. Beger is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Dr. Erik Beger accepts the following insurance providers.
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
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Locations & DirectionsCenter For Advanced Pediatrics, 761 Main Ave, Norwalk, CT
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