The Gosden Robinson Early Arthritis Center was established to promote the early identification and treatment of arthritis as well as to support research efforts to determine more effective treatment and prevention strategies for arthritis. Patients are given rapid access to arthritis doctors, allowing better and faster treatment of their joint problems. Recent research has shown that early diagnosis and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis can dramatically change the course of the disease. Patients who wait too long to be evaluated and treated may miss out on a narrow window of opportunity to prevent unnecessary destruction of their joints.
The Gosden Robinson Early Arthritis Center connects patients quickly and efficiently with a rheumatologist who can evaluate their joint pain and get each patient started on an appropriate course of treatment. If special studies are needed, such as blood tests, x-rays, MRI or ultrasound, these are arranged quickly. World-class rheumatologists apply the latest research findings in the care of their patients to help them remain fully active and without pain.
Treatments may include medication for inflammation, medication to prevent joint damage, referrals for exercise and physical therapy, and/or advice about nutrition and supplements. Patients also have the opportunity to learn about what’s going on in the world of rheumatology research that could potentially improve their care.
For more information or to arrange an appointment, call Karen Golan, M. Ed. at either 212.774.7339 or 866.807.8018.
For information about our Early Inflammatory Arthritis Patient Education and Support Group, please call Dayna Kurtz, LMSW at 212.774.7378.