Lupus Specialist Frederick MD

While Loren still sees her medical doctor regularly and takes a corticosteroid to control her joint pain, twice-monthly massages have helped increase the range of motion in her joints and decrease pain.

Nathan Wei, MD
(301) 694-5800
71 Thomas Johnson Dr
Frederick, MD
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Frederick Mem Hosp, Frederick, Md
Group Practice: Arthritis & Osteoporosis Ctr

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J Claude Bennett, MD
8343 Rocky Springs Rd
Frederick, MD
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1958
Hospital
Hospital: University Of Alabama Hosp, Birmingham, Al

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Dr.Enrico Villanueva
(301) 694-8311
86 Thomas Johnson Court
Frederick, MD
Gender
M
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.2, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Dr.Jennifer Odutola
(703) 723-3398
19465 Deerfield Avenue
Leesburg, VA
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Lagos, Coll Of Med, Lagos
Year of Graduation: 1995
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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2.6, out of 5 based on 8, reviews.

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Loudoun Rheumatology Center
(703) 723-3398
19465 Deerfield Ave
Leesburg, VA
Hours
Mon-Fri: 09:00 AM-04:00 PM

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Nathan Wei
(301) 694-5800
71 Thomas Johnson Dr
Frederick, MD
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Dr.Nathan Wei
(301) 694-5800
71 Thomas Johnson Drive
Frederick, MD
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ
Year of Graduation: 1975
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Hospital: Frederick Mem Hosp, Frederick, Md
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.5, out of 5 based on 5, reviews.

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John Irving Reed, MD
(508) 856-2551
22911 Jefferson Blvd
Smithsburg, MD
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1977

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Jennifer Odutola, MD
(215) 456-7890
43779 Ballybunion Ter
Leesburg, VA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Lagos, Coll Of Med, Lagos, Nigeria
Graduation Year: 1995

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Rajul Desai, MD
(443) 849-3760
6301 Daring Prince Way
Columbia, MD
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll, Baroda Univ, Baroda, Gujarat, India
Graduation Year: 1994

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Alternative Treatments for Lupus

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By Vanessa Selene Williams

For years, Jesse Loren, a 45-year-old high school teacher who lives near Davis, California, battled severe allergies, kidney problems, and unexplained fatigue. In 2004, she was diagnosed with pityriasis, a skin condition characterized by a pink, scaly rash. It wasn’t until December 2007, when she was suffering from intense joint pain and the same rash that wouldn’t go away, that she was diagnosed with lupus, an autoimmune disease. While the exact cause of lupus is unknown, researchers believe that both genetic and environmental factors, such as antibiotics, extreme stress, and hormones, could play a role.

The Conventional RX: Corticosteroids and anti-malarial drugs, which control joint pain and reduce inflammation. But Loren says these drugs came with extreme side effects for her, including mood swings, depression, facial swelling, and weight gain.

The Alternative RX: Massage. While Loren still sees her medical doctor regularly and takes a corticosteroid to control her joint pain, twice-monthly massages have helped increase the range of motion in her joints and decrease pain. “Regular massage increases circulation,” says Margaret G. Green, CMT, a massage therapist in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. The increased circulation “removes toxins by improving the blood and lymph flow—and this helps control the inflammation associated with lupus.” Massage also helps the body release feel-good endorphins, natural neurotransmitters that interfere with the signals between nerve cells and reduce pain.

The Outcome: Loren is now tapering off of her medication regimen. “Regular massages have lessened my symptoms and also helped me feel more energized,” says Loren. “Even better, I feel more hopeful.”

Author: Vanessa Selene Williams

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