Arthritis Specialists Lake Oswego OR

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Andre Barkhuizen
(503) 675-3000
17050 Pilkington Rd
Lake Oswego, OR
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Andre Barkhuizen, MD
(503) 494-8963
6640 SW Redwood Ln
Portland, OR
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The Witwatersrand, Med Sch, Johannesburg, So Africa
Graduation Year: 1984

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Shirley Blaine Ingram, MD
(503) 297-3384
4231 SW 54th Pl
Portland, OR
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1979

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Atulya Achyut DeOdhar
(503) 494-8963
3181 Sw Sam Jackson Park Rd
Portland, OR
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Anita A Goel
(503) 297-3384
9155 Sw Barnes Rd Ste 314
Portland, OR
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Elizabeth Ann Tindall, MD
(503) 620-2117
6640 SW Redwood Ln Ste 301
Portland, OR
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Adventist Med Ctr -Portland, Portland, Or; Providence St Vincent Med Ctr, Portland, Or
Group Practice: Portland Medical Assoc

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James Kenneth Smith Jr, MD
(503) 239-7767
22851 Oregon City Loop
West Linn, OR
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1985

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Robert Martin Bennett, MD
(503) 494-8963
Portland, OR
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of London, The Middlesex Hosp Med Sch (352-26 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1964

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Dr.Anita Goel
(503) 297-3384
9155 SW Barnes Rd # 314
Portland, OR
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wales Coll Of Med, Cardiff
Year of Graduation: 1989
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.0, out of 5 based on 14, reviews.

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Dr.Robert Bennett
(503) 494-8963
3181 Southwest Sam Jackson Park Road
Portland, OR
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of London
Year of Graduation: 1964
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Hospital: Oregon Health Sciences University
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.0, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Psoriatic Arthritis

A Patient's Guide to Psoriatic Arthritis

Introduction

Psoriasis is a disease that most people think of as primarily a skin disease because the condition causes a persistent rash in various areas of the body. Psoriatic arthritis is a type of joint disease that occurs in roughly seven percent of people who have psoriasis. Psoriatic arthritis affects people of all ages, but most get it between the ages of 30 and 50. Usually a patient has psoriasis (the skin rash) for many years before the arthritis develops, and the arthritis comes on slowly. But this is not always the case. No matter what, patients with psoriatic arthritis must manage both the outbreaks of itchy, scaly skin and the pain and stiffness of arthritis.

This guide will help you understand

  • how psoriatic arthritis develops
  • how doctors diagnose the condition
  • what can be done for the problem

Anatomy

Where does psoriatic arthritis develop?

Psoriatic arthritis can affect any joint. Its symptoms often seem like the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or degenerative arthritis of the spine. X-rays can be used to show the difference between psoriatic arthritis and other diseases. In psoriatic arthritis, X-rays show a very distinctive type of bone destruction around the joint and certain patterns of swelling in the tissues around the joints.

Patients with psoriatic arthritis fall into three groups. Many patients have what is called asymmetric arthritis. This means that only a few joints are involved and that it does not occur in the same joints on both sides of the body. (For example, only one wrist and one foot are affected.)

An equal number of patients suffer from symmetric polyarthritis. This means that arthritis occurs in several corresponding joints on both sides of the body. (For example, both elbows, both knees, and both hands are affected.) The polyarthritis type of psoriatic arthritis is much like RA.

A third group has mostly axial disease. This refers to arthritis of the spine, the sacroiliac joint (where the pelvis and bottom of the spine meet), or the hip and shoulder joints. Patients do not necessarily stay in the same category. Over time, the pattern may change. Doctors use these categories to better understand the disease and to follow the progression of the arthritis. The treatment is basically the same.

Causes

Why do I have this problem?

The exact cause of psoriatic arthritis is not known. Many factors seem to be involved in its development. Heredity--your genes--plays a major role. People who are closely related to someone with psoriatic arthritis are 50 times more likely to develop the disease themselves. Recent studies have located genetic markers shared by most people who have the disease.

Sometimes injuries seem to set off psoriatic arthritis. Infections also contribute to the disease. It is known that strep infections in children can cause psoriasis. Some researchers think that the arthritis may be...

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