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Dr. Betty Keller

Rheumatology
Franklin Lakes , NJ
37 years experience female

Locations

Office

Franklin Lakes , NJ

Address

777 Franklin Ave, Franklin Lakes , NJ
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About

Bio

Dr. Betty Keller is the Medical director of Optimal Wellness Center in Franklin Lakes New Jersey. She specializes in Fibromyalgia, fatigue. prevention of chronic diseases and weight loss. Dr. Keller trained in Internal Medicine at St. Michael's Medical Center a Division of Seton Hall School of Graduate Medical Education, where she served as Chief Medical Resident. She then went on to complete a Fellowship in Rheumatology also through Seton Hall. Dr. Keller is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. Dr. Keller has further enhanced her education by studying complementary and alternative therapies,including advanced training in Mind Body Medicine at The Henry Benson Institute at Harvard Medical School and becoming a certified First Line Therapy Health Care Provider. She also practices Medical Acupuncture having completed the Structural Acupuncture Program for Physicians at Harvard Medical School in 2010. She practiced Rheumatology for over 15 years before deciding to take a more holistic approach to medicine and founded the Optimal Wellness Center. Visit Optimal Wellness Center web site at Optimalwellnessctr.com or call 201-485-7930

Specialties
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Rheumatology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

197 Answers
61 Agrees
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
Rheumatology 37 years experience
No: People with raynauds can see color changes when exposed to cold or emotional stress. The blood vessels in the hands and feet go into spasm causing dec... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
Rheumatology 37 years experience
Get Evaluated: Get an evaluation to get the correct diagnosis and treatment. Not all symptoms are from fibromyalgia and other causes should be ruled out.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
Rheumatology 37 years experience
Any age: You can develop arthritis at any age. However arthritis is much more common in adults then children.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
Rheumatology 37 years experience
Meditation: Try relaxation techniques, meditation, deep breathing, visualization, massage, acupuncture and cognitive behavior therapy. All have shown to be helpfu... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
Rheumatology 37 years experience
Usually: A person with marfan's syndrome usually grows to be taller than average.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
Rheumatology 37 years experience
No: Cracking your wrists will not cause arthritis.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
Rheumatology 37 years experience
Depends: If you are on Prednisone you should not just stop it. You need to work with your doctor on managing your dose. It needs to be decreased slowly based o... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
Rheumatology 37 years experience
No: No, polymyalgia is an inflammatory condition.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
Rheumatology 37 years experience
Possibly: The hallmark of fibromyalgia is widespread muscle pain, however many people with fibromyalgia also have insomnia. Gastrointestinal complaints are al... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
Rheumatology 37 years experience
Chronic muscle pain: Chronic widespread muscle pain, additional symptoms can include, muscle spasm, fatigue, insomnia, waking up unrefreshed, difficulty concentrating, sti... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
Rheumatology 37 years experience
Integrative: A comprehensive approach to treatment is best. Treatment should address diet, vitamins, supplements, medications, stress reduction, and exercise. In... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
Rheumatology 37 years experience
Yes,: The frequency of clinical depression or anxiety is higher in fibromyalgia patients then the general population. This is also true of other conditions ... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
Rheumatology 37 years experience
Get evaluated: There are many causes for knee pain. You need to see your doctor to get evaluated. Getting the correct diagnosis and treatment options should take car... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
Rheumatology 37 years experience
Many causes: There are many causes of peripheral neuropathy, including vitamin deficiency, medications, autoimmune disease, diabetes, alcohol, infections, inherite... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
Rheumatology 37 years experience
CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy, can be very effective in helping people maintain a positive attitude.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
Rheumatology 37 years experience
Talk to your doctor: Talk to your doctor to discuss any new symptoms. Not all new symptoms are from fibromyalgia.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
Rheumatology 37 years experience
Yoga: Try yoga, gentle stretching, deep breathing, warm bath, meditation, regular exercise, massage and acupuncture. All these treatments can help reduce pa... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
Rheumatology 37 years experience
Yes: There is an increased incidence of fibromyalgia in patients with autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and lupus.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
Rheumatology 37 years experience
Yes: Yes, there is an increased incidence of hypothyroidism in people with fibromyalgia. In addition fatigue and pain are symptoms of both fibromyalgia and... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
Rheumatology 37 years experience
Yes: People with fibromyalgia tend to have trouble sleeping. Even if they sleep 10 hours a night they often do not wake up well rested. Without restorative... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
Rheumatology 37 years experience
Yes: You should be evaluated by a rheumatologist or orthopedic surgeon. The sooner you get this evaluated the sooner you can get appropriate treatment.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
Rheumatology 37 years experience
Elevated Glucose: Some side effects of steroids include, elevated blood sugar, weight gain, fluid retention, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, osteonecrosis, , catarac... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
Rheumatology 37 years experience
Unproven: Tumeric is thought to have antioxidant properties which may decrease inflammation. It might be helpful as an adjunct treatment but not as a primary t... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
Rheumatology 37 years experience
Yes: Raynaud's is usually triggered by exposure to cold. Stress can also trigger an episode of raynauds. We do not fully understand what causes raynaud's. ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
Rheumatology 37 years experience
Depends: It depends on the type of arthritis you have. Anti inflammatory medications can help reduce pain and inflammation in joints. However disease modify me... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
Rheumatology 37 years experience
Get Evaluated: Get an evaluation so you can get a proper diagnosis and treat options.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
Rheumatology 37 years experience
Unlikely: Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease . It is felt that people who develop autoimmune disease have genes that when exposed to certain environ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
Rheumatology 37 years experience
No: Lupus is not contagious, it is not caused by an infection. It is an autoimmune disease.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
Rheumatology 37 years experience
Strep: You should get evaluated and get a proper diagnosis and treatment.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
Rheumatology 37 years experience
Meditation can help: Meditation, deep breathing and visualization can all help you relax and reduce stress. Yoga and other forms of exercise can also be helpful. Aromather... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
Rheumatology 37 years experience
Possibly: There are many causes of headaches, they should always be evaluated to get the correct diagnosis and treatment. That being said, many patient with fib... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
Rheumatology 37 years experience
Arthritis: It could be a number of different things, including arthritis, infection, or an injury. You should get evaluated to get a proper diagnosis and treatme... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
Rheumatology 37 years experience
Cold and stress: We do not completely understand the cause of raynaud's, but exposure to cold and emotional stress cause spasm in the blood vessels of the hands and fe... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
Rheumatology 37 years experience
No: Excessive computer use will not cause arthritis.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
Rheumatology 37 years experience
Increased incidence: There is an increased incidence of fibromyalgia in people with autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and lupus.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
Rheumatology 37 years experience
No: There is no evidence that creatine will help marfans's.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
Rheumatology 37 years experience
Common: There may be as many as one million americans with cfs. People of all ages can get cfs, however it is most common in people ages 40-50. Women are fou... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
Rheumatology 37 years experience
Fatigue: Unexplained fatigue lasting longer than six months. Loss of memory or concentration, sore throat, enlarged lymph nodes in your neck or armpit, unexpl... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
Rheumatology 37 years experience
It is not: Blood tests are normal in fibromyalgia.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
Rheumatology 37 years experience
Both are arthritis: Gout and pseudogout are both types of inflammatory arthritis. Gout is caused by uric acid crystals in the joints. Pseudogout is caused by calcium pyro... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
Rheumatology 37 years experience
Get evaluated: There are many causes of pain in your feet. You should see a rheumatologist for a complete evaluation. They will be able to make a diagnosis and presc... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
Rheumatology 37 years experience
Causes Lyme Disease: Lyme disease is a bacterial illness caused by a bacterium called a spirochete. In the United States the name of this bacterium is borrelia burgdorferi... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
Rheumatology 37 years experience
Different crystals: Gout is caused by uric acid crystals in the joint, pseudogout is caused by calcium pyrophoshate crystals. Both can cause painful swollen joints. A cor... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
Rheumatology 37 years experience
Oatmeal: Old fashion oats are a good choice. A half cup (dry) serving has 150 calories, 4 grams of fiber (helps fill you up), 5 grams of protein (helps keep y... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
Rheumatology 37 years experience
Unknown.: The cause of fibromyalgia remains unknown. The current research shows that it is a combination of genetic and environmental factors that lead to a cen... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
Rheumatology 37 years experience
None.: Fibromyalgia is diagnosed by history, physical exam and ruling out other causes. Laboratory tests are usually normal.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
Rheumatology 37 years experience
Depends on Type: Treatment of arthritis is based on the type of arthritis. If you have arthritis you should see a rheumatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. Rh... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
Rheumatology 37 years experience
Depends on Type: There are many different types of arthritis. Treatment options are based on the type of arthritis a patient has. If you have arthritis you should see ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
Rheumatology 37 years experience
Unknown: The cause of fibromyalgia is unknown. People have developed fms after physical, and or emotional trauma, in addition cases have also been seen after a... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
Rheumatology 37 years experience
Trigger Points: Trigger points are focal areas of muscle fibers within a muscle that are hyper irritable. They are felt to be small areas of contracted muscles loca... Read More
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Impressive breath of experience and knowledge in orthodox and complementary practices
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Nov 28, 2015
Dr. Keller I want to thank her my health is back to normal by following her steps thank you
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Keller is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you. I have been trying to get answers from Doctors but I am not getting very far. I am getting worse some days I can hardly move.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I should show this to my doc, not very thrilled about her assumptions of my condition. This shows up on my skin, and swells, fatigue.
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! My mother has had this for many years and cant get any help with it because of insurance problems. I also have this i suspect.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada
Graduated 1986MD

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