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Nathan Wei

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Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Nathan Wei, MD is a graduate of Swarthmore College and the Jefferson Medical College. He completed his residency at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan and his fellowship in arthritis at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Wei is an acknowledged national expert in rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis and is the author of more than 500 publications. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, a Fellow of the American College of Rheumatology, and is the only American rheumatologist member in the Arthroscopy Association of North America. Dr. Wei is considered an authority and expert in stem cell and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) procedures. He is active in clinical research and is the Director of the Arthritis Treatment Center, located in Frederick, Maryland.

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Estimates state that 12% of Americans between the ages of 25 and 75 suffer from osteoarthritis. This figure is expected to rise dramatically in the future because of a number of factors. These

Health & Fitness> Arthritis l 2 years ago

Gout, at one time, was designated the "disease of kings" and was associated with a lifestyle consisting of power, a high station in life, and wealth. In today's world though, that is no longer the

Health & Fitness> Arthritis l 2 years ago

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis affecting almost 30 million Americans. It is a disease that affects articular cartilage, the tough cushiony material that caps the ends of long

Health & Fitness> Arthritis l 2 years ago

The cervical spine- the neck- consists of seven vertebrae which are stacked on top of each other and separated from each other up front by rubbery discs and in back by a pair- one on each side- of

Health & Fitness> Arthritis l 2 years ago

Bursae are small sacs that contain minute amounts of fluid. They are located around most joints and are responsible for cushioning. When they become inflamed, the condition is referred to as

Health & Fitness> Arthritis l 2 years ago

The approach to treating inflammatory forms of arthritis depends on several factors. These include the type of arthritis, the experience of the practitioner, the age of the patient, potential

Health & Fitness> Arthritis l 2 years ago

The elbow is primarily a hinged joint, capable if bending and extending. It also has a rotation component as well. The joint is held in place with a complex arrangements of ligaments and surrounded

Health & Fitness> Arthritis l 2 years ago

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is the most common form of inflammatory arthritis affecting between one and two million Americans. It is a systemic, chronic, autoimmune driven disorder that affects not

Health & Fitness> Arthritis l 2 years ago

The most common form of arthritis, osteoarthritis (OA), affects more than 20 million Americans. One of the primary targets for this disease is the knee. Osteoarthritis is a wear and tear disease

Health & Fitness> Arthritis l 2 years ago

In a previous article I discussed the treatment of acute gouty arthritis (GA). In this article I'll focus on treatment of chronic disease. The aims of chronic GA treatment are to prevent recurrent

Health & Fitness> Arthritis l 2 years ago

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