Dr. Larry Greenbaum

Internal Medicine - rheumatology
Greenwood, IN
39 years experience male

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Office

Greenwood, IN

Address

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

Internal Medicine

Rheumatology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

211 Answers
27 Agrees
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 39 years experience
Probably not: Elevated strep titers such as aso usually mean previous exposure rather than current infection.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 39 years experience
Arthritis caused ...: by the over accumulation of uric acid. Gout can cause acute attacks with severe pain, redness, and swelling (for men, especially common in the foot).... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 39 years experience
Initials?: I am guessing wcr are the doctor's initials and bca the initials of the typist.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 39 years experience
Unlikely, but...: The ANA is a very sensitive test, so it tends to have too many false positives, rather than false negatives. Textbooks talk about lupus with negati... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 39 years experience
Prednisone plus....?: Prednisone is the tried and true remedy for this condition. Sometimes other arthritis medications are helpful too. Speak to your rheumatologist.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 39 years experience
Highly variable: Angiitis is a very broad term meaning inflammation of blood vessels. It all depends which vessels are involved. Small blood vessels in the skin may ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 39 years experience
Try Tonic Water: Try drinking a glass of tonic water in the evening. Tonic water contains a small amount of quinine, and is sometimes helpful for leg cramps. You can... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 39 years experience
Labs for a + ANA: The antinuclear antibody test (ANA) is the initial screening test for lupus, but since it produces a lot of false positives, follow up testing for oth... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 39 years experience
Maybe u won't at all: The majority of my patients on Methotrexate do not complain about fatigue.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 39 years experience
Rest, ice, elevate: Rest, ice, and elevation are helpful. If you are having severe pain, severe bruising, can't bear weight, or have a history of breaking bones easily, ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 39 years experience
Stop taking shots!: Perhaps you are having an allergic or autoimmune response to something in the injections. Each time you do this the response from your body is amplif... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 39 years experience
Wear and tear : Osteoarthritis is due to wearing out of the knee and it's support structures. Grinding and clicking are symptoms of this process. Sometimes joint ef... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 39 years experience
Maybe OK, but why?!: The maximum dose of Acetaminophen that is safe for long term use is around 3, 000 to 4, 000 mg a day provided that your liver is healthy. If you are ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 39 years experience
Lipoma ?: You may have a lipoma, a benign fatty tumor. These rarely require any treatment. Have your family doctor look at this bump before you do anything el... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 39 years experience
Yes: The Pantoprazole can help to decrease upset stomach symptoms due to the ibuprofen.
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 39 years experience
Normal vs abnormal?!: Normal loss of height is due to shrinkage of the vertebral discs due to loss of water content and doesn't cause pain. Abnormal shrinkage may be due t... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 39 years experience
Probably: You didn't mention what medication you use, but your question is relevant for methotrexate, leflunomide, and other medications. If patients have heal... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 39 years experience
Now: Gentle stretching exercises to strengthen your back are almost always appropriate.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 39 years experience
Busy anatomic area !: There are multiple possible causes in this area, but tendonitis and arthritis are both high on the list. You can try a resting wrist splint from the ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 39 years experience
Arthritis maybe?: This is tough to explain without further examination. Joint swelling, x-ray findings, and perhaps blood tests might be very helpful.
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 39 years experience
Physical therapy/med: This is sometimes also called "soft tissue rheumatism" or fibromyalgia if the problem is wide spread. Physical therapy may be helpful. Remember that... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 39 years experience
Shortness of breath: Emphysema causes shortness of breath that could cause you to need more medications to help you breath, and or oxygen. In the more severe stages hospi... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 39 years experience
Medication may help: Pilocarpine or cevimeline may help. These medications stimulate saliva production. Avoiding medications that have dry mouth as a side effect may be ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 39 years experience
Very young for these: At age 32 you are very young for such severe cartilage loss and osteoporosis. Perhaps there are additional factors such as a family history of these ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 39 years experience
Now is fine: You can start low impact exercise now. Exercises that strengthen your leg muscles will help to decrease knee pain.
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A member asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 39 years experience
This may be normal..: Mri or ct scans of the spine frequently show discs that protrude beyond the edge of the vertebral bodies. This may be associated with degenerative di... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 39 years experience
Topical treatment: You might benefit from topical treatments such as capsaicin or arnica montana. There are many over the counter arthritis and pain topical medications... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 39 years experience
Exercise, etc: Everyone with chronic back pain should try strengthening exercises. Other treatments are sometimes helpful. These can include medications such as an... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 39 years experience
Unlikely: Rarely patients with a negative ANA are diagnosed with lupus. Many of those patients have other abnormal labs, especially for sjogren's syndrome. Sp... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 39 years experience
Eczema ?: It could be lots of things including psoriasis, eczema, or other types of dermatitis. Try over the counter Hydrocortisone creme or ointment.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 39 years experience
Conservative is best: Rest, heat, supportive medications (muscle relaxants or antiinflammatory if needed) are the best course of action. Physical therapy can also be helpf... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 39 years experience
? arthritis: This could be due to arthritis, but bursitis, or other problems can also cause knee pain. Low impact exercises that strengthen your leg muscles can b... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 39 years experience
Many possibilities: But the most common diagnosis in my practice among patients with a complaint like yours is trigger finger. Trigger finger usually responds very well ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 39 years experience
Primary care: You could see an endocrinologist, but your vitamin d level was only slightly low, so i think your primary doctor can handle this.
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A female asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 39 years experience
Fiber and fluids: Try and get at least 25 - 30 grams of fiber a day and lots of water every day.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 39 years experience
Very unlikely: An osteophyte is a bone spur, and may be associated with arthritis symptoms. Most likely, what you are describing is an 'incidental finding' on an x-... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 39 years experience
Gout, pseudogout ?: Gout or pseudogout are the most likely possibilities. Gout is caused by too much uric acid. Pseudogout is caused by a type of calcium crystal. This... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 39 years experience
Jaundice?: This could be due to liver disease such as hepatitis. He should see a doctor and have lab tests.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 39 years experience
Infection?: You most likely have some type of localized infection such as otitis externa, or perhaps an insect bite. Cellulitis is usually more wide spread. Pol... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 39 years experience
Circulation problem?: It could be a blood clot, or perhaps arthritis or infection. You should see a doctor before this gets worse.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 39 years experience
? celiac disease: Gluten sensitivity is a symptom of celiac disease rather than irritable bowel syndrome. You can avoid wheat if it makes you sick. Regardless of what... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 39 years experience
Amyloid, really?!: I'm not sure what you are calling an amyloid patch. Amyloid in the skin is usually only diagnosed by a biopsy. Consider seeing a dermatologist.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 39 years experience
Probably not: I usually have patients stop biologic medications (enbrel, etc) if they are on antibiotics. I usually do not have patients stop Methotrexate in this ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 39 years experience
Baker cyst a symptom: I seldom drain baker's cyst, and i'm skeptical that this helps. The cyst is a symptom of what is going on inside the knee. If conservative treatment... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 39 years experience
Yes: False positives sometimes occur, but those are usually not this high. The blood test doesn't equal a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis all by itself,... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 39 years experience
Yes, but uncommon: Arthritis in the neck can potentially affect the vertebral arteries (circulation to the back of the brain and cerebellum) or the spinal cord (cervical... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 39 years experience
Real swelling?: Swelling is not a feature of anxiety or myofascial pain syndrome, although many times patients with these problems feel that they have swelling. If y... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 39 years experience
Depends what kind...: The most common type is osteoarthritis. The most common treatment is non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication (ibuprofen, etc). Cortisone injectio... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 39 years experience
Indomethacin: Arthrexin and voltaren (diclofenac) are both non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Either one may help a headache, but if you are having sever... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 39 years experience
Subungual hematoma: Black discoloration under the nail is caused by bleeding. After three days there isn't anything to do for this. If you think you may have broken the... 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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