Arthritis and Rheumatology Associates
Arthritis & Rheumatology Associates of South Jersey has been located in Vineland New Jersey since 1993. Our practice was founded and is operated by Dr. Stephen Soloway who is recognized locally and nationally as a top physician in the Philadelphia Magazine, US News and World Report, and Castle Connolly. Our comprehensive arthritis care center is devoted to delivering the best care in a comfortable environment. The facility has over 8,000 square feet of space with 9 examination rooms, a concierge service for all patients, 11 Infusion chairs, Labs, Blood tests, X-rays, DEXA Scans, Ultrasound, Fluoroscopy, EMG/NCS and more.
What is a Rheumatologist?
A Rheumatologist is many Doctors in one. A Rheumatologist is a combination of an orthopedic doctor that does not perform surgery and a family doctor for a multitude of painful conditions. After earning a Medical degree they complete a residency in Internal medicine. This is followed by several more years of specialized fellowship rheumatology training. This allows a Rheumatologic Doctor to be well versed in both Sports and Occupational medicines. Injections, vaccinations, sutures, biopsies, and skin procedures are an everyday occurrence for a Rheumatologist.
Rheumatologists treat arthritis, autoimmune diseases, musculoskeletal pain disorders and osteoporosis. There are more than 100 types of these diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, lupus, back pain, osteoporosis, bursitis, and tendonitis. Some of these are very serious diseases that can be difficult to diagnose and treat. Many Rheumatologists conduct research to determine the cause and better treatments for these disabling and sometimes fatal diseases.
But the Rheumatologist’s true expertise is to differentiate the cause of one pain. We diagnose the type of arthritis or pain in the joint, bone, and muscle to assess and medically manage patient’s therapies. A plan of prescription alone or in coordination with orthopedics, surgery, psychiatric, physical therapy, rehabilitation, interventional radiology, infectious disease, gastroenterology, or your primary care physician.