Welcome to Penn State Hershey Rheumatology
Penn State Hershey Rheumatology physicians diagnose and treat arthritis, immune disorders of muscles, connective tissue diseases, and a variety of soft tissue inflammatory conditions.
Specific conditions that are evaluated include rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, spondyloarthropathies, vasculitis, gout, infectious arthritis, scleroderma, osteoporosis, and inflammatory muscle diseases.
Consultation and ongoing clinical care are offered. This division is active in research studies of rheumatologic disorders, autoimmune, and experimental therapeutics. Penn State Hershey Rheumatology also provides extensive patient education.
Penn State Hershey Rheumatologists have received numerous awards for their participation in Central Pennsylvania Arthritis Foundation educational activities and projects.
Screening questions fail to identify teens at risk for hearing loss
Subjective screening questions do not reliably identify teenagers who are at risk for hearing loss, according to researchers at Penn State College of Medicine. The results suggest that objective hearing tests should be refined for this age group to replace screening questions.More...
The Medical Minute: Enterovirus D68 expected to fade away into winter
Late every summer and into every fall, enteroviruses bring a host of unpleasant ailments. This year, Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) has been making headlines for its potentially severe symptoms in children, causing some alarm among parents.More...
Mets earns top educator honors with SEA/Duke Award
Dr. Berend Mets, Eric A. Walker Professor and chairman of anesthesiology at Penn State Hershey, has earned top educator honors by receiving the Society for Education in Anesthesia SEA/Duke Award.More...
Drop Your Drawers celebrates life-changing weight loss
Penn State Hershey Surgical Weight Loss held its annual Fall Social and Drop Your Drawers event Oct. 16. Patients and guests enjoyed an evening celebrating the life-changing outcomes that surgical weight loss procedures can help to facilitate.More...