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Offline crumblingknee

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Rheumatologist for Boston?
« on: April 09, 2009, 02:45:38 AM »
Hi,
Can anyone recommend a good rheumatologist in or near Boston, MA, USA?
Thanks,
Neil

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Re: Rheumatologist for Boston?
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2010, 02:53:00 PM »
Actually, yes!  Dr. Derrick Todd, a Brigham and Women's hospital physician who also sees patients at Faulkner Hosp.  I was diagnosed with RA in January of this year and was referred to him by another dr.  He is fantastic, and unlike many specialists, actually has a personality and is very compassionate.  He's on the youngish side and is "cutting edge".  AND it doesn't take months to get in to see him!  I highly recommend him.  Good luck!
7 arthroscopies on both knees since 1991; many torn menesci and plica syndrome; TTT 5/23/02 for maltracking patella.  Screws removed on 4/16/03!!!

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Re: Rheumatologist for Boston?
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2010, 03:00:53 AM »
Hi opal-
Have you ever heard of Dr. Jonathan Scott Coblyn @ BWH?  I'm seeing him on July 26th...
let me know
thanks  :)
-sarah

& crumblingknee- did you find one/go to one?
25y.o.
06'-R Knee arthroscopy w/chrondroplasty
07'- " ",resulted in Femoral Nerve Damage (d/t tourniquet)
2/10/09-scope &open TTO
8/28/09-screws removed
12/23/09-LOA&cartilage biopsy for Carticel,dx'ed w/ Severe AF
4/12/10-Patella ACI
6/2/10-LOA
9/22/10-LOA
1/31/11-LOA
L knee pain worsening
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Re: Rheumatologist for Boston?
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2010, 07:14:06 AM »
i went to Dr Coblyn and did not like him a all  he spent more time on the phone then he did with me very irritating ! Did not like his personality at all and he would make comments like why are you limping and he kept insisting that he was not convince i had Rheumatoid I now go to DR Joel Epstein in Lowell he is awesome  he answers questions he is very understanding and he lets you decide what treatment is best for you as he goes over all the pros and cons ! I do i have Rheumatoid for sure and i currently receive remicade IV every 8 weeks and it is awesome i have very little rheumatoid symptoms while on the remicade it is amazing !! Best of luck to you !
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2000 Left and rt knee arthroscopies, chondroplasty chondromalacia & chondyle defect
3/17/2010 rt knee arthroscopy  chondroplasty, synovectomy
11/3/2010 lt knee arthroscopy,chondroplasty 3 sites,pica and scar tissue removed,lateral&medail meniscus tears,synovectomy grae 4 chondromalacia patela

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Re: Rheumatologist for Boston?
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2010, 09:52:14 PM »
hi mictim-
I'm sorry you had a bad experience w/ him-- I saw him, and I don't think I'll be going back to him either.
Best of luck to you too.
--Sarah
25y.o.
06'-R Knee arthroscopy w/chrondroplasty
07'- " ",resulted in Femoral Nerve Damage (d/t tourniquet)
2/10/09-scope &open TTO
8/28/09-screws removed
12/23/09-LOA&cartilage biopsy for Carticel,dx'ed w/ Severe AF
4/12/10-Patella ACI
6/2/10-LOA
9/22/10-LOA
1/31/11-LOA
L knee pain worsening
:*-(