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Dr. Michael D Guma 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.
- Knee Osteoarthritis
- Rheumatic Diseases
- Hip Osteoarthritis
- Dupuytren's Contracture
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
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My neurologist recommended Dr. Guma after my primary dr. sent me to an orthopedic dr. and his recommendation was to "wait and see" after my index finger swelled up like a balloon and then the joints started to become inflamed and crooked. Dr. Guma's physician's assistant, Hilary Sugar, did a host of blood work on me. On my follow-up visit, Dr. Guma told me I had psoriatic arthritis, which accounted for the rapid swelling of my finger, since psoriatic arthritis advances quickly. I was also diagnosed with a virus that I had for years that remains dormant in most people, but became active in me twice, and not one doctor or the hospital has been able to diagnose. He is great! I wouldn't give him up for the world!!
Dr Guma and his PA Hillary and his staff are some of the finest healthcare professionals I have ever known. I was diagnosed with RA and they have been supportive, flexible, and caring for over 6 years of my treatment. I have had several insurance changes, and when I've had to go to other Doctors I always come back to Dr. Guma.
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Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2016, 2015, 2011, 2012)
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Patients' Choice Award (2012, 2011, 2010, 2015, 2016, 2014)
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Dr. Guma is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
29 Years Experience
Kirksville College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Graduated in 1989
St Josephs Hospital
Dr. Michael D Guma accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
- Empire Blue Priority EPO
- Empire HMO
HIP of NY
- Emblem HIP Select PPO
- Horizon BCBS OMNIA - TIER1
- Horizon Direct Access
- Horizon HMO
- Horizon OMNIA
- Horizon POS
- Horizon PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- Oxford Freedom
- Oxford Health Garden State
- Oxford Liberty
- Oxford Metro
- QualCare HMO
- QualCare PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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Locations & DirectionsNorth Jersey Rheumatology, 312 Belleville Tpke Ste 3A, North Arlington, NJ
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