Any doctors in NJ familiar with osteopetrosis tarda?
Person's Gender: Female
Person's Age: 60
I have osteopetrosis Tarda. I presently have chronic low back pain and radiology shows degenerative disc disease and disc space narrowing esp. L1 and L2.
There is the usual dense horizontal sclerotic lines involving endplates throughout my entire spine. I have had herniated discs and spinal stenosis in the past and been treated with physical therapy. I'm just curious if there are any doctors in my area familiar with osteopetrosis. I have not seen a Dr. who has ever treated anyone with this.
Hi, I'm Doctor Robert, a Medical Internist (MD) who deals with diseases of all organ systems. All my education has been completed in the US.\
In NJ, the facility I would recommend (having grown up there) is the XXXXXX XXXX Johnson Univ. Hospital
XXXXXX XXXX Johnson University HospitalOne XXXXXX XXXX Johnson PlaceNew Brunswick, NJ 08901(732) XXX-XXXX (main number)(888) MD-RWJUH (toll-free physician referral line)
But is there a doctor there who is familar with osteopetrosis tarda? It is very rare.
I would contact the department of orthopedics and ask for the department head. He or his sect will know exactly to whom to direct you for care for this rare disorder.
I know it's very rare. Let me continue please.
The head of orthopedics at RWJ will KNOW exactly what it is and will know EXACTLY who is the leader in research in the state is. That's part of his job; he recruits doctors for specific disease to work at, and to make to referrals to, RWJUH. So, he'll know exactly how to direct you.
Call the main # XXX just ask for the department of orthopedics.
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I'm sorry, I did not find this answer helpful. I know how to contact orthopedic doctors and endocrinologists and ask them is they are familiar with osteopetrosis. I was looking for a specific name.
Oh, that is going to be VERY difficult. Let me continue please.
The reason why is this is an "orphan" disease, in which the drugs for treating it are generally not approved for its use, and other drugs for OTHER diseases are tried on patients so afflicted.
If you want me to know specialists for every disease, of which there are 1000's, that I can;t do. What I CAN do is direct you to the man who knows exactly where to send you. Since the head of orthopedist is not on this board, the best I can do is refer you to him and he'll set you up.
Rare diseaeses are rare, and the doctors who TREAT them are rare, too.
RWJUH is an outstanding tertiary care facility, and they may even KNOW of a doctor on staff who deals with this.
But I can't know every doctor for every disease, so I tried my very best to assist you.
I'm sorry that did not satisfy you.
Good luck in your search.
If you want doctors who wrote an excellent articlea bout it, here they are:
I understand. I have become an expert in the research done on this disease, I just can't seem to find
JEROME CAROLINO, M.D., JUAN A. PEREZ, M.D., and ANCA POPA, M.D., Saint Mary Hospital, Hoboken, New Jersey
Well, call them. They wrote a paper a few years back and may still be at that hospital. Is that specific enough for your needs?
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