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Overview

Diagnosis is a crucial element of every medical specialty, but perhaps especially in the discipline of rheumatology. Symptoms that include pain and swelling can be present in the course of numerous conditions including gout, osteoporosis and various forms of arthritis, but the best treatments for each can vary widely depending on the underlying cause of the illness. Increasingly, rheumatology has become a study of the immune system, as more and more of the conditions it strives to treat are linked to autoimmune diseases like lupus, fibromyalgia and psoriasis, which can all cause painful inflammation in joints and connective tissues.

Cooley Dickinson Medical Group Rheumatology treats patients with many rheumatologic diagnoses, including the following conditions:

  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gout
  • Autoimmune diseases such as lupus, scleroderma, and vasculitis

In-office procedures that we perform include:

  • Joint Drainage
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation with Hyaluronate

Integrated care can also be an invaluable tool in helping to treat rheumatologic conditions, and referral to orthopedists, physical and occupational therapists and non-traditional health care providers can be important supplemental prescriptions. Recognizing symptoms and identifying the best, most effective strategies for providing relief are high priorities for this practice; be they pharmaceutical or therapeutic. Conditions characterized by chronic pain are by definition cumulatively debilitative, and can wear down even the most durable among us. Throughout your diagnosis and treatment, the caring professionals of Cooley Dickinson Medical Group Rheumatology advance your health by employing one of the most powerful tools in addressing these conditions—empathy.

For more information or to make an appointment, call 413-584-9511.

Meet the Providers

Teresa Klich-Nowak, MDTeresa Klich-Nowak, MD, rheumatologist at Cooley Dickinson Medical Group Rheumatology, Northampton, MA 01060 earned her medical degree from the University School of Medicine in Poznan, Poland. She performed  residencies and fellowships  both at the University School of Medicine and at Szamotuly County Hospital. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Andrew F. Vasconcellos, MD comes to Cooley Dickinson from Florida, where he practiced as a Rheumatology Associate at the Arthritis & Rheumatology Associates Of Palm Beach, and volunteered for The Arthritis Foundation in West Palm Beach. Prior to this Dr. Vasconcellos completed his Rheumatology Fellowship at the University of Washington in Seattle, where in addition to his clinical training he completed research in lupus and was chosen to present his findings at the national American College of Rheumatology meetings.

Christina Mullaney, PA has worked in a variety of medical and surgical disciplines throughout her career as a physician assistant. She has worked in hospitals around New England, and for the past 17 years has practiced rheumatology, with previous experience in orthopedics and occupational therapy.

Cooley Dickinson Medical Group Rheumatology

CONTACT 413-584-9511

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Northampton, MA 01060

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