July 2020 Newsletter: Thumb Arthritis

Thumb arthritis overview Thumb arthritis is common with aging and occurs when cartilage wears away from the ends of the bones that form the joint at the base of your thumb — also known as the carpometacarpal (CMC) joint. Thumb arthritis can cause severe pain, swelling, and decreased strength and range of motion, making it difficult to do simple tasks, such as turning doorknobs and [...]

July 2020 Newsletter: Thumb Arthritis2024-06-03T07:14:25-07:00

What is High-Value Care?

U.S. spending on healthcare is snowballing. It is expected to reach around 20 percent of the GDP by 2026. Many national organizations such as the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American College of Physicians have launched various initiatives to ensure that patients receive high-quality care (on par with the escalating costs). Put simply, high-value care can be defined as healthcare that balances benefits [...]

What is High-Value Care?2022-12-25T07:38:45-08:00

June 2020 Newsletter: Polymyalgia Rheumatica

Overview Polymyalgia rheumatica (“PMR”) is an inflammatory disorder that causes muscle pain and stiffness, especially in the shoulders and hips. Signs and symptoms of polymyalgia rheumatica (pol-e-my-AL-juh rue-MAT-ih-kuh) usually begin quickly and are worse in the morning. Most people who develop PMR are older than 65. It rarely affects people under 50. This condition is related to another inflammatory condition called giant cell arteritis. Giant [...]

June 2020 Newsletter: Polymyalgia Rheumatica2024-06-03T07:12:56-07:00