Arthritis and Rheumatic Disease Specialties

Arthritis and Rheumatic Disease Specialties

Rheumatologist Dr. Norman B. Gaylis listed as one of the Top Physicians

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Dr. Norman B. Gaylis, whose practice Arthritis and Rheumatic Disease Specialties located in Aventura, FL, is one of the most advanced rheumatology practices in Florida, has been listed as a Top Physician. This unique practice includes many services necessary for the integral treatment of rheumatic conditions:

  • Extremity MRI – the first in Florida

  • Digital X-Ray

  • Laboratory

  • Infusions Room

  • Physical Therapy

  • Ultrasound

The criteria that were used and assessed a point value is as follows:

  • Drugs and Therapy
  • Conquering Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases
  • Initial Evaluation of the Arthritic Patient
  • Understanding Arthritis
  • Arthritis and Osteoporosis Fact Sheet
  • The Arthritis Diet
  • Infliximab on an HIV Positive Patient with Reiter’s Syndrome
  • Discontinuation of corticosteroids following initiation of infliximab in RA patients
  • Use of MRI to evaluate patients on infliximab therapy
  • Study on RA patients who switch to infliximab after etanercept
  • Changes after one year on RA patients on infliximab therapy
  • Cerebritis: a Sequel of Lupus
  • Open study comparing the results of etanercept and infliximab on patients with rheumatoid arthritis
  • RA patients who can not use etanercept may benefit from infliximab
  • Extremity Imaging improves Rheumatoid Arthritis care
  • Image of the Month: Patient with Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Extremity MRI more effective than standard X-Rays
  • In-office MRI vs. radiography in detecting changes in erosions after one year of infliximab therapy
  • Selected Calcium Rich Foods
  • Young Women Take Care of your Bones
  • For Preteens, you are the perfect age
  • For Teens: Looking Good Inside Out
  • Diet Recommendations for Gout Patients
  • Malic Acid, Energy and Fibromyalgia
  • What is Fibromyalgia?
  • A Look at lupus

Dr. Norman B. Gaylis SLE, (systemic lupus erythematosus), commonly known as lupus, affects more than half a million people in the United States. This illness is most common among women of child bearing age, however, it can affect females of any age as well as males.

  • The Lupus Lifeline Book: Living with Lupus

It is published by the Dade-Broward Lupus Foundation of Florida. It contains valuable information abot the disease, the many type of complications it may cause, treatment options, living with lupus, and much more.

  • Cerebral Atrophy in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Steven G. Ostrov, Robert M. Quencer, Norman B. Gaylis, Roy D. Altman Cerebral Atrophy in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Steroid- or Disease-Induced Phenomenon? Thirty-two patients with systemic lupus erythematosus were evaluated clinically and with computed topography in order to determine whether the occurrence of cerebral atrophy in systemic lupus erythematosus was due to the steroid therapy.

  • Extremity MRI – Changing the Face of Rheumatology

Hologic Until recently, MRI was not considered a practical option for rheumatology. Rheumatologists sent their patients to centers with large-magnet MRIs. But often these sites were over booked treating patients with other diseases, and the wait for rheumatology patients was weeks or longer.

  • Treatment of Osteoarthritis

Dr. Norman B. Gaylis I talked about osteoarthritis in my last article, how it presents itself and how it is the most common form of arthritis affecting 25 to 30 million Americans. In fact, 14 million Americans alone suffer from osteoarthritis of the knee.

  • A look at Osteoarthritis

Dr. Norman B. Gaylis What is Osteoarthritis? How does it happen? Why you? How will it affect your daily life?… …If you recently learned that you have Osteoarthritis, these are probably some of the questions you have been asking.

  • A Brief Look at Osteoarthritis

Dr. Norman B. Gaylis What is osteoarthritis? How does it happen? Why you? How will it effect your daily life? If you have recently found out that you have osteoarthritis or know someone who has osteoarthritis, these are probably some of the questions you have been asking.

  • More on Osteoporosis

Dr. Norman B. Gaylis The treatment of osteoporosis is a very exciting area in which we have made huge progress in the last few years. More recently this year Eli Lilly introduced Forteo, which is an injectable form of parathyroid hormone.

  • What is Osteoporosis

Dr. Normsn B. Gaylis There are a number of reasons why I chose the topic of osteoporosis for my article this month. I have written many articles on osteoporosis over the past 29 years in which tremendous changes have occurred in both the diagnosis and treatment of the disease.

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Dr. Norman B. Gaylis Symptoms related to problems from the carpal tunnel are a very frequent cause of patients coming to my office. Very often the diagnosis has been missed, ignored or misdiagnosed, because of the nonspecific complaints the patient demonstrates.

  • Other disorders of wrist and hand

Dr. Norman B. Gaylis De Quervain’s tendonitis is a fairly common condition that I see in my office. The patient presents with pain at the base of the thumb, which radiates up the forearm, in particular. The pinching or grasping the thumb or finger also aggravates the condition.

  • What is Raynaud’s Phenomenon

Dr. Norman B. Gaylis Raynaud’s phenomenon is a problem that results because of deficient blood flow in the extremities, in particular the fingers and the toes. It is a condition named after the physician who first described it, Dr. Maurice Reynaud in France. This condition classically occurs after exposure to the cold.

  • Paget’s Disease of Bone

Definition Paget’s disease of bone is a chronic disorder that typically results in enlarged and deformed bones in one or more regions of the skeleton. Excessive bone breakdown and formation cause the bone to be dense but fragile. As a result, bone pain, arthritis, noticeable deformities, and fractures can occur.

  • Muscle Pain and Stiffness May be Due to Polymyalgia Rheumatica

Dr. Norman B. Gaylis Polymyalgia rheumatica is an inflammatory disorder of the muscles characterized by pain and stiffness in the shoulders, neck, arms, lower back and legs. It occurs mainly in people over the age of 50 and is more common in woman than in men.

  • Psoriasis, a Skin Disease, can also be Arthritis

Dr. Norman B. Gaylis Many people are surprised to hear that a condition, namely psoriasis, that has been historically always associated with affecting the skin only, may in fact also be one of the more common causes of arthritis. It is known as psoriatic arthritis.

  • Rheumatology News – Rheumatoid Arthritis

In rheumatoid arthritis, imaging often helps contribute to early diagnosis, and can assess response to treatment. But all forms of imaging are not equal in RA. While both ultrasound and MRI can visualize synovitis and erosions, only MRI can show osteitis.

  • The Many Facets of Rheumatoid Disease

Dr. Norman B. Gaylis In my several years as a practicing rheumatologist, I have noticed that many people with arthritis -and sometimes, their doctors -harbor the mistaken notion that arthritis confines its symptoms to the joints alone.

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis News

Dr. Norman B. Gaylis This is an article that I have written many times in my life. It appears that when I look back and see what my articles reflected on the management of Rheumatoid arthritis initially twenty years ago and then more recently ten years ago.

  • Why a Rheumatologist?

Dr. Norman B. Gaylis Of the more than 25 years that I have practiced medicine as a Rheumatologist, I have been asked many times “what is a Rheumatologist?”.

  • A Patient’s new View on Rheumatoid Arthritis

Dr. Norman B. Gaylis Scott Bridgeman has led an active lifestyle in the Miami area for the past six years. As Vocal Director for Royal Caribbean, he has supervised large cast rehearsals and choreography for review shows aboard cruise ships. The 45 year old regularly walked 4-5 miles per day until he began experiencing pain.

  • Sports injuries and the injuries of the Aging Jock

Dr. Norman B. Gaylis One of the most common complaints that I am asked to treat in my practice is the early retired male or female patient who has waited his/her whole life to be able to have the time and opportunity to essentially play golf or tennis seven days a week.