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Dr. John L Harshbarger 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.
Dr. John L Harshbarger has the following 9 expertise
- Rheumatic Diseases
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
- Hip Osteoarthritis
Dr. John L Harshbarger has 2 board certified specialties
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Dr. John L Harshbarger is Board Certified in 2 specialties
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elated with the quality of care from Dr. Harshbarger and his staff. He diagnosed and successfully treated a condition that I have suffered with for years that had been missed by my previous doctors. Shows a genuine interest for my well being and has a great command of his area of expertise. I highly recommend him...you won't be disappointed..!
In an attempt to make an appointment as a new patient I was never able to reach the new patient coordinator when I phoned. Her voice mail recording is sharp toned and states, "do not leave multiple messages...do not leave multiple hang ups, we will know..." Wow! But she is nice compared to the office manager who actually said, "you aren't going to get your way so we might as well end this." Then she hung up. This was during my attempt to get an appointment (they only offer one new patient appointment per day Monday-Thursday at 10am. Period.) All I can think is that business MUST be good. to have such a rude staff.
Dr. Harshbarger is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
38 Years Experience
Temple University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1980
University Of North Carolina Health System
Dr. John L Harshbarger accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
BCBS North Carolina
- BCBS NC BlueOptions
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsCarolina Arthritis Associates, 1710 S 17th St, Wilmington, NC
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