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

Frequently asked questions about the NJ Arthritis & Osteoporosis Center, Adult & Geriatric Rheumatology

What is a Rheumatologist?

  • A subspecialty certification by the Board of Internal Medicine; practitioners treat diseases of the joints, muscles, bones, and tendons. 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 rheumatologist diagnoses and treats arthritis, back pain, muscle strains, common athletic injuries, etc. The rheumatologist may work closely with other specialists such as orthopaedic surgeons and physical therapists.

What is a the specility of Geriatric Rheumatology (sometimes referred to as Gerontorheumatology)?

  • Geriatric Rheumatology focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of the many arthritic and rheumatic conditions that attribute to lifestyle changes and functional impairment in the elderly.

What are some of the conditions does D. Michael P Lewko diagnose and treat?

  • Osteoarthritis of knees, hips and other joints
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Lupus (discoid and systemic)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Myositis 
  • Gout
  • Bursitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Back pain
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Psoriatic arthritis polymyalgia rheumatica
  • Osteoporosis

What Services are provided at office?

  • Consultaions and continuity of care of arthitis, rheumatic disorders, bone and muscle  disorders, and back disorders of the adult and geriatric patient.
  • Ultrasound - guided jont injection treatments of arthritis, busitis and tendinitis
  • Ultrasound assessment and diagnostic testing
  • Bone density testing for Osteoporosis - screening and monitoring of ongoing treatment
  • On site infusion therapy - intravenous drug infusion treatments for Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Ankylosing Spodylitis, Lupus, Osteoporosis and Paget's Disease.
  • On site phlebotomy - drawing of blood.

What languages are spoken at NJ Arthritis and Osteoporosis Center?

  • English
  • Ukrainian
  • Polish
  • Spanish

What Health Insurance Conmpanies do you accept?

  • Aetna
  • Medicare
  • Oxford
  • Horizon BC/BS
  • Qual Care
  • Empire BCBS
  • United Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • AmeriHealth

Patient is responsible for any co payment at time of office visit.

What are your office hours? .

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Is your office accessible by NJ Transit?

Yes, Accessible via NJ Transit Bus 199 from Lyndhurst and Nutley. For NJ Transit directions and schedule, click here

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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.

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