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Dr. Larry Greenbaum

Internal Medicine - rheumatology
Greenwood, IN
38 years experience male

Locations

Office

Greenwood, IN

Address

701 East County Line Road, Suite 101, Greenwood, IN
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Specialties
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Internal Medicine - rheumatology

Internal Medicine

Rheumatology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

211 Answers
27 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 38 years experience
Antiinflammatory : Naproxen is a good antiinflammatory, but it won't remove calcium deposits from your shoulder.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 38 years experience
Crepitus & creaking: Not everything that makes noise is significant. At your age i wouldn't worry about it unless you are having pain or persistent stiffness. Range of m... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 38 years experience
Not an issue: Lyme disease doesn't weaken the immune system or cause opportunistic infection. The rash of lyme disease (erythema migrans) may begin a week after a ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 38 years experience
Stiff neck: Try using a heating pad. Gentle massage or physical therapy can also help. Ask your doctor about home cervical traction. Muscle relaxants are somet... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 38 years experience
Quad exercises: Quadriceps strengthening exercises such as leg lifts or perhaps bike riding can be very helpful.
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 38 years experience
Gout and diet advice: The higher your uric acid, the greater your risk of developing gout. Beer, hard liquor, and organ meats such as liver are particularly bad for gout. ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 38 years experience
Not all swelling bad: Swelling in the hands in the morning, or swelling in the feet in the evening is often due to water retention, and is harmless. Avoiding excess salt, ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 38 years experience
Low % of healthy pop: Antibodies to ds dna are most commonly associated with systemic lupus erythematosus (sle). This finding is highly specific for sle, especially if th... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 38 years experience
Bad for gout: Organ meats are high in purines that your body will turn into uric acid, which can aggravate or cause problems with gout.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 38 years experience
Iron deposition : Hemochromatosis is sometimes associated with a special type of arthritis caused by calcium crystal deposition in joints. Sometimes calcium deposits i... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 38 years experience
Immunosupression ?: Many medications that are used to treat rheumatoid arthritis can also suppress the immune system. That increases risk of infection or decreased wound... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 38 years experience
Arthritis vs other ?: Pain in the groin associated with painful or limited range of motion is frequently due to arthritis of the ball and socket of the hip. Pain deep in t... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 38 years experience
Cervical traction: Physical therapy might help you. The therapist can have you try traction, and if this helps, you can do home cerivcal traction using very inexpensive... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 38 years experience
Osteoarthritis ?: It could be gout, but even without treatment it is unlikely for an acute gout attack to last this long, or to be so intermittent. This is more likely... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 38 years experience
Yes: Hyponatremia (low sodium) can cause nausea. See medline plus article on this topic. (http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000394.Htm).
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 38 years experience
? sulfa allergy: Patients that are allergic to sulfa drugs sometimes get a rash with celebrex (celecoxib). There are different classes of anti-inflammatory medication... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 38 years experience
Early is best: The idea is to get the arthritis under control before irreversible joint damage occurs. Sometimes thinking of an avalache is a good analogy. If you ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 38 years experience
Stretching exercises: Exercises that stretch the calf muscles can be very helpful. Medium firm heel cups for your shoes may also help. A walking program may also help. ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 38 years experience
? arthritis: Assuming that you don't have a foreign body (a piece of glass or metal under the skin), this is probably an inflamed joint. If ice and over the count... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 38 years experience
Vitamin B12: It is more difficult for vegetarians to get enough vitamin b12.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 38 years experience
Spasm / strain: This is very probably just muscle spasm and back strain. Symptoms of a more serious spine condition would include numbness in your legs or inability ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 38 years experience
No: The resolution of pneumonia is a clinical diagnosis based on improvement of symptoms (cough, fever, etc), and also chest x-ray. Chest x-ray findings ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 38 years experience
Chest wall pain: Sometimes physical therapy is helpful for this condition. Anti-inflammatory medication sometimes helps. Local corticosteroid injections of the costo... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 38 years experience
Lo dose methotrexate: A severe headache could be a symptom of a life threatening infection such as meningitis, but if you are taking low dose Methotrexate for arthritis, or... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 38 years experience
Very unlikely: Dangerous complications of thrombophlebitis such as pulmonary emboli, are much more common when deep veins are involved. Superficial thrombophlebiti... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 38 years experience
Risk of stroke!: If you have a mechanical heart valve, you need to stay on anti-coagulation to prevent blood clots forming that could cause a stroke. Don't stop Couma... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 38 years experience
Not much: This means that 19.4% of your white blood cells are lymphocytes, and 19.4% of your total WBC is 6.7. I doubt this has much to do with ms. Talk to yo... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 38 years experience
Tolerance: You are becoming tolerant of the medication. That doesn't mean the medication isn't helping your pain, but the sense of euphoria or calming that is a... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 38 years experience
Must ? the cause: These symptoms are common complaints with ctd, but they are also common complaints with fibromyalgia. There are many contributing factors such as anx... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 38 years experience
Claudication?: Perhaps this is just due to being out of shape, but i'm concerned that this might be a problem with the circulation in your legs. If you also have th... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 38 years experience
At your age...: I would focus on getting adequate calcium (1.200 - 1, 500mg a day). Try and get at least half of your calcium from your diet rather that relying on s... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 38 years experience
Fracture?: You can try rest and ice, but it sounds like you should have an x-ray to see if you broke any bones.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 38 years experience
Not all discs equal!: The MRI scan is a very sensitive test. As people age it becomes more likely that some sort of disc damage, or desiccation (drying and shrinking) will... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 38 years experience
Take folic acid !: You can take the Methotrexate with food, but you should also take Folic Acid daily to prevent GI side effects. The Folic Acid is an inexpensive b vit... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 38 years experience
Raynaud's phenomenon: This sounds like raynaud's phenomenon. Some people have spasm of the blood vessels in their fingers when they are cold, and this leads to color chang... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 38 years experience
? gout: Norvasc (amlodipine) causes edema (swelling), but that is painless, and usually effects both feet. Severe pain and swelling might be due to gout. In... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 38 years experience
Maybe: I usually recommend viscosupplementation (euflexxa or other brands) if cortisone injections don't work well enough. These allow patients to postpone ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 38 years experience
Must take in context: You shouldn't base a diagnosis of lyme disease on a single band of a western blot. A history of tick bite in an area where lyme disease is common, an... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 38 years experience
Blood test: A fasting blood test of over 126 indicates diabetes. Your doctor will probably want to do other tests as well.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 38 years experience
I wouldn't bother: It sounds like you strained your knee and now it is back to normal. See the doctor if this is a recurrent problem, or you have pain, swelling, or oth... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 38 years experience
Probably arthritis: Other causes might include bursitis or a blood clot, but pain and swelling are signs of arthritis, and that is the most likely diagnosis. Your doctor... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 38 years experience
Too many tests?: Your ANA is strongly positive, but despite that, it is a non-specific finding, and so is the elevated esr. These findings may not have anything to do... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 38 years experience
Carotid pain: This is an uncommon cause of neck pain. It is a clinical diagnosis that the doctor probably made because you had tenderness in that area. If you are... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 38 years experience
Ignore: Gout attacks occur with high, normal, or low uric acid levels. A blood test can NOT "rule out" gout!
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 38 years experience
Variable: Supportive measures such as ice, rest, and a wrist splint are sometimes helpful. For more persistent problems, anti-inflammatory medication or a cort... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 38 years experience
Ganglion cyst?: It might be a ganglion cyst, or perhaps tenosynovitis or arthritis.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 38 years experience
Trigger finger?: This sounds like a trigger finger. Sometimes in more severe cases the finger gets 'stuck' and straightening it out is painful. If it is just clickin... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 38 years experience
AP lordotic view: The x-ray technician will take an additional view of your chest to help see the apex (top) of your lung. This area is difficult to see on a regular c... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 38 years experience
Red blood - lower GI: Red blood in your stool is usually from a lower GI source such as the colon or rectum. This could be due to hemorrhoids, polyps, or other problems, a... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 38 years experience
Back pain is common: Back pain is a very common problem. Exercises to help strengthen the muscles that support your spine are frequently helpful. You can do theses in be... Read More

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Dr. Donald King
Dec 2, 2012
I endorse this doctor. A caring and competent clinician.
Mar 7, 2013
Knowledgeable caring and dedicated professional
HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Greenbaum is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you for taking the time to answer! I go tomorrow to Rhuem with anxiety and I suppose I was grasping at straws. At heart, I am a researcher and want to be informed. With a positive ANA and pos...Read More
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I don't understand how a 44 year old playing hard golf running and or hoop wouldn't have to take something like tylenol ??? Not 20somethin
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Thanks for the advise. Actually i'm looking for the best treatment for my older brother who is 56 years old , what do you recommend ?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, NY
Graduated 1984MD

Awards

Most Influential, Second Place, Indianapolis, IN - Winter
2013
Top General Internist, First Place, Indiana - Winter
2013
Top General Internist, First Place, Indiana - Summer
2013
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