NJ Arthritis and Osteoporosis Center, a Adult and Geriatric Rheumatology Medical Practice located at 871 Allwood Road in Clifton, NJ 07012
 
 
 

 
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Welcome to the NJ Arthritis and Osteoporosis Center, a Adult and Geriatric Rheumatology Medical Practice located at 871 Allwood Road (near the intersection of Clifton Ave) in Clifton, NJ 07012

NJ Arthritis and Osteoporosis Center, 871 Allwood Road Clifton NJ


Director, Michael Lewko, MD is a NJ. Board Certified in the practice of Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, and Rheumatology located in Clifton, New Jersey.

In addition to providing treatment for Adult Rheumatology , Dr. Michael P. Lewko is a subspecialist in Geriatric Rheumatology (sometimes referred to as Gerontorheumatology) which focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of the many arthritic and rheumatic conditions that attribute to lifestyle changes and functional impairment in the elderly.

Many of these conditions, such as osteoarthritis, inflammatory arthritis, and autoimmune connective tissue disorders more often require a different treatment approach, and frequently he coordinates a treatment plan with a patient's other physicians and health care providers to find the optimal treatment plan to implement and that will ultimately lead to a higher quality of life and functional status for the patient.

A Rheumatologist is a physician who has trained extensively in the diagnosis and treatment of both adult and geriatrics rheumatic disorders. The training to become a Rheumatologist involves completion of three years of training in Internal Medicine and two to three years of further training in Rheumatology.

The identification of several different disorders such as osteoarthritis of knees, hips and other joints, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, fibromyalgia, myositis, gout, bursitis, tendinitis, back pain, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, polymyalgia rheumatica and osteoporosis are among some of the medical conditions we treat. Treatment plans include education of joint protection and energy conservation techniques, life style modification, complimentary medicine, physical and occupational therapy, anti-inflammatory medications, pain medications, disease modifying medications of which some may be self- injected or infused by the nurse, and joint aspirations and injections and soft tissue injections often with the guidance of an  ultrasound machine for needle visualization increasing the accuracy of the  treatment of pain and inflammation..

One of the more common forms of bone disorders is osteoporosis (thinning of bone tissue and loss of bone density over time as tested by bone densitometry) which can lead to fractures and dramatic changes in life style. My goal as a physician treating Osteoporosis is to reduce or stop bone loss, control pain caused by the disease, use of medicines to strengthen bones to reduce the risk of fractures. Osteoporosis treatment plans include lifestyle changes (incorporating exercise as a daily routine that isn't monotonous but fun) and diet modification in combination with vitamins and drugs therapy and monitoring of the efficacy and safety of these drugs to achieve this goal

As a doctor of Geriatric Rheumatology (Gerontorheumatology) Dr. Michael P Lewko's focus is on the diagnosis and treatment of the many arthritic conditions that attribute to lifestyle changes in the elderly. Many of these conditions, such as osteoarthritis and connective tissue disorders have many different treatment options available, and it is not unusal to coordinate a treatment plan with a patient's other physicians to find the correct treatment plan to implement and that will ultimately lead to a higher quality of life for the patient.

As a doctor, my first goal is to listen to my patient.

Please call our facility at 973-405-5163 to schedule an appointment for a consultation in our Clifton , NJ office or to get more information. You can download the New Patient forms here to make your first visit go smoother! (Click printer icon on top right of window to print pages)

 

 
 

We proudly speak English, Ukrainian, Polish, and Spanish
Our office is handicapped accessible
NJ Arthritis and Osteoporosis Center is handicapped accessible

We accept several insurance plans. We also accept all major credit cards. Payment plans are available.
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NJ Arthritis and Osteoporosis Center

Michael P. Lewko, MD LLC
871 Allwood Road
Clifton, New Jersey 07012

Telephone 973-405-5163

NJ Arthritis and Osteoporosis Center accepts Discover, Visa, Mastercard and American Express