Sunday July 23, 2017

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: What is a rheumatologist?

Answer: A rheumatologist specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of arthritis and related conditions.


Question: What do rheumatologists treat?

Answer: Rheumatologists treat a variety of conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma, polymyositis, some forms of soft tissue problems such as bursitis and tendonitis, and osteoporosis.


Question: Does the Crystal Arthritis Center charged a facility fee?

Answer: No, patients are not charged a facility fee.


Question: Do the rheumatologists perform joint injections?

Answer: All of the physicians inject corticosteroids and other agents into joints to improve the pain and inflammation caused by arthritis.


Question: Does the Crystal Arthritis Center infuse intravenous agents?

Answer: The center has an infusion area and administers FDA approved medications for arthritis and osteoporosis.


Question: Are bone densities for osteoporosis performed at the center?

Answer: The Crystal Arthritis Center’s physicians installed the first bone density unit in the Akron region and continue to perform and read bone densities.


Question: Can X-rays and blood tests be done at the center?

Answer: X-rays, laboratory tests and other diagnostic testing related to arthritis are performed at the facility.


Question: Does the Crystal Arthritis Center take my insurance?

Answer: The Crystal Arthritis Center accepts most major insurances. Please be familiar with your insurance and check with your insurance company prior to your visit to see if a referral is required.


Question: Do I need a referral?

Answer: Most patients are referred by their family doctor or a health care provider, however, patients can call the office directly to make an appointment if their insurance does not require a referral.


Question: How can I schedule an appointment?

Answer: In order to schedule an appointment, call (330) 668-4045.

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