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Dr. Howard L Offenberg 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.
- Rheumatic Diseases
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
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Despite being diagnosed with osteoarthritis, I was told "there is nothing I can do for you". Dismissed the possibility of seronegative rheumatoid arthritis just because my RA bloodwork did not show active RA and again told me "there is nothing I can do for you". Well I found a doctor who can do for me and is not only treating me but diagnosing me properly. Dr Offenburg didn't do appropriate bloodwork otherwise he would have known I did have seronegative rheumatoid arthritis which is now RADIO. Also he is rarely in the Ocala office and so the communication between him and his staff is all done via fax. So upon having an allergic reaction to the medication he gave me, my skin turned yellow, I broke out in rash, and started swelling. When I called his Ocala office he wasn't there, he was at his other office. Well, I had to wait for faxes to get an answer on what to do which his response to it was "yes possible allergic reaction". He never said what to do, never said to stop the meds, go to the er, etc. So I had to pay a ER bill of over $15,000 to find out what to do.
I have been seeing Dr. Offenberg for over 10 years for RA. He and his staff are very careing and go out of their way to help. They always get me in right away if I need help.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
On-Time Doctor Award (2016, 2015, 2014)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
Patients' Choice Award (2009, 2008)
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.
31 Years Experience
State University Of New York Upstate Medical University
Graduated in 1987
Mount Sinai Medical Center
Dr. Howard L Offenberg accepts the following insurance providers.
- AvMed Empower
- Avmed Choice
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- Florida Blue BlueOptions
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana National POS
UHC of the River Valley
- Neighborhood Health Partnership Commercial
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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