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About Dr. James R Goske

Dr. James R Goske, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Akron, OH. He has 44 years of experience. His specialties include Rheumatology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Goske is affiliated with Western Reserve Hospital, Medina Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Akron General. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

9 Ratings with 3 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. James R Goske is Great. Dr. James R Goske has been rated by 9 patients. From those 9 patients 3 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. James R Goske is 4.3 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Crystal Arthritis Center

471 N Cleveland Massillon Rd
Akron, OH 44333
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Dr. James R Goske has the following 2 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.

  • Expertise

    9 Expertise

  • Rheumatology
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Tendinitis
  • Rheumatic Diseases
  • Lupus
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Gout


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My Longtime Provider

I have been seeing Dr. Goske for years for my arthritis. He is thorough down to the last detail, and I am very pleased with the care I have received. I highly recommend him.

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5 minutes
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Two Stars

I was really unhappy with Dr. Goske. When diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, he gave me a prescription and sent me out the door. When I asked for help or resources, he referred me to WebMD. He could not recommend any books. Any time I called the staff (numerous times), they seemed annoyed with my call, like I was a problem. I would say find a doctor who cares.

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Five Stars

Visits are quick but thorough. The physician is very courteous and responsive to questions when asked. I consider the physician very knowledgeable in his specialty and trust his decisions on my health care. I am always telling others about the Crystal Arthritis Center and the care and treament I receive from Dr. Goske. It is always a pleasure to see him.

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15.0 minutes
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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Goske is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    44 Years Experience

  • Ohio State University College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1974

  • Akron General Medical Center


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. James R Goske accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • HealthSpan
    • HealthSpan Access PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
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Locations & Directions

Crystal Arthritis Center, 471 N Cleveland Massillon Rd, Akron, OH


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