Riverside Medical Group
Riverside provides services across the care continuum – from preventive medicine to diagnostics to treatment and beyond. As a truly integrated health system, our physicians are part of a much larger team of clinicians in primary care, urgent care and more than 25 specialties, as well as ambulatory surgery, imaging and more. As a Patient Centered Medical Home, Riverside is able to provide patient-focused medical care to your entire family. Riverside is a partner of Hackensack University Health Network.
Dr. Rosemarie DeSantis-Mastrangelo
Dr. Rosemarie DeSantis-Mastrangelo is a board certified rheumatology specialist. Dr. DeSantis-Mastrangelo graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center. She completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry, now Rutgers School of Biomedical and Health Sciences in New Jersey. Dr. DeSantis-Mastrangelo completed her clinical fellowship in rheumatology at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. She is board certified in both rheumatology and internal medicine.
Our expert arthritis specialist can help treat a variety of different conditions that cause pain and swelling in the joints and musculoskeletal system. Most physical conditions are often linked to stress or malfunctions in the immune system. Common rheumatic conditions we specialize in include:
- Fibromyalgia – Fibromyalgia is a neurologic health problem that causes sensitivity to touch. This is a chronic illness that causes fatigue, sleep problems and is commonly found in individuals with an existing rheumatic disease.
- Gout – Gout is a painful, and sometimes disabling form of arthritis. Symptoms often include painful swelling in single joints, especially the feet and in particular, the big toe. Gout is a treatable disease that can be combated by avoiding triggering food or medications, and taking the recommended medications.
- Lupus – Lupus is a chronic disease that causes systemic inflammation affecting multiple organs, the skin, joints and can have mild to serious flare-ups.
- Osteoarthritis – A common type of degenerative disease that occurs in the joints is known as osteoarthritis. Almost every joint in the body can develop osteoarthritis, but the most common areas are the knees, hips, neck, hands or lower back.
- Osteoporosis – Ordinarily, the body will continuously absorb and replace bone tissue, but an individual with osteoporosis either loses too much bone, makes too little, or a combination of both. When the bones become weaker, bones are more likely to break, most commonly in the hip, spine or wrist.
- Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) – An autoimmune disease known as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a disabling form of arthritis that causes joint pain, swelling, stiffness and decreased movement in the joints.
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