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Bone Density Scan

2019-02-22T08:25:23-05:00August 25th, 2017|

Bone Density Testing The Gold Standard for Osteoporosis Diagnosis A Bone Density Test (DXA) can diagnose osteoporosis well before someone fractures.  In fact, DXA is the ‘Gold Standard’ used throughout the world to establish bone health status and to track changes in bone strength. Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometer (DXA) is a low dose X-ray instrument that precisely measures the strength, or density, of specific regions of the skeleton or the whole body.  The test is painless, takes less than 30 minutes and does not require undressing or fasting. Bone density testing is performed with the patient lying on a comfortable, padded table.  A low energy x-ray beam is passed through the bones in the spine, hip [...]

Bone Density Scan

2017-11-22T09:24:27-05:00August 7th, 2013|Imaging & Diagnostics|

A bone density scan or Duax X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) is a diagnostic test that measures bone mineral density by measuring how many grams of calcium and other bone minerals are packed into a segment of bone. […]

Ami Kothari, MD

2019-03-25T13:29:59-05:00October 20th, 2017|

Dr. Ami Kothari is a board-certified rheumatologist. Her practice philosophy involves listening to patients to provide a comprehensive evaluation and treatment plan and establish a strong doctor-patient relationship. She provides advanced treatments to reduce joint inflammation and help control the workings of the body’s immune system. Dr. Kothari encourages patients to be active participants in developing the best treatment strategies as advancements in medicine continue to provide increased therapeutic options. She also offers ultrasound-guided injections, which pinpoint the area receiving medication. Using this procedure helps decrease procedural pain and increase the effectiveness of treatment. Dr. Kothari’s care emphasizes listening to patients carefully in order to provide a comprehensive evaluation and individualized treatment plan. She believes that the more her patients [...]

Osteoporosis: Are You at Risk?

2017-11-22T09:31:41-05:00October 23rd, 2013|Imaging & Diagnostics|

A woman’s risk of breaking a hip is equal to her risk of breast, ovarian and uterine cancer combined, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF).If you’re a woman over the age of 50, the answer unfortunately is yes. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), 80% of the people in this country with the disease are women. […]

Alejandra Rodriguez-Paez, MD

2018-12-27T13:58:08-05:00October 18th, 2017|

Dr. Alejandra Rodriguez completed her training at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. She is board-certified in Rheumatology and Internal Medicine and specializes in diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal disorders including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, lupus, gout, Sjögren’s syndrome, ankylosing spondylitis, osteoporosis, vasculitis and other connective tissue diseases. She works closely with her patients to develop effective, highly individualized approaches to care that may include medications, physical therapy, exercise, diet and more. Managing rheumatologic care for the long-term, she presents options that range from aggressive to conservative, helping patients evaluate and choose options that will help them achieve their best function. Dr. Rodriguez is pleased to offer fully comprehensive care at IBJI. She coordinates a full team that may include [...]

Patrick Schuette, MD

2019-03-25T13:39:05-05:00October 18th, 2017|

Dr. Patrick Schuette is a board-certified rheumatologist who specializes in treating rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis and Raynaud’s phenomenon (blood vessel spasms) and associated complex autoimmune disease. He provides advanced treatments, including ultrasound-guided injections. In providing care, Dr. Schuette puts a strong emphasis on listening to his patients in order to understand their conditions fully and then informing patients about their treatment options so they can play a role in their care. His goal is to alleviate symptoms as much as possible and to prevent progression of illness and further damage to tissue and joints. Dr. Schuette is dedicated to seeking knowledge that will enhance the care he provides for his patients. He has traveled to medical meetings throughout Europe to expand [...]

Lori Siegel, MD

2019-04-03T10:56:21-05:00October 18th, 2017|

Dr. Lori Siegel is a board-certified rheumatologist who provides treatment for all autoimmune conditions, including ankylosing spondylitis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and scleroderma. She provides advanced treatments, including ultrasound-guided injections, and also is able to refer patients to clinical trials of promising new medications being conducted by her IBJI rheumatology colleagues. Fascinated by science and the workings of the human body, Dr. Siegel wanted to be a physician from the time she was six years old. She chose to specialize in rheumatology because it is a field of medicine in which doctors and patients work together as a team. Approachable and easy to confide in, Dr. Siegel stresses building a partnership with her patients, many of whom have conditions that are [...]