Dr. Alvin Wells

Rheumatology
Franklin, WI
41 years experience male

Locations

Rheumatology and Immunotherapy Center

Franklin, WI

Address

4225, W Oakwood Park Ct, Franklin, WI, United States
Directions

My office hours

Saturday: Closed
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Practice website

Fax

4144350026

Insurances accepted

UnitedHealthcare

Medicare

About

Bio

Dr. Wells is currently a practicing rheumatologist at the Rheumatology and Immunotherapy Center in Franklin, Wisconsin, where he serves as the Director. He also maintains his clinical affiliation with Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC where he is an Adjunct Assistant Professor. Prior to returning to private practice, Dr. Wells was an Associate Medical Director at Abbott Laboratories where he played a central role in the launch of HUMIRA. Dr. Wells received his MD from the University of South Florida, Tampa and trained in Internal Medicine and in Rheumatology at Duke University, where he was a faculty member before joining Abbott. He received his PhD in Immunology from the University of South Carolina, where he developed an animal model for Reiter’s Syndrome. He was a recipient of the prestigious Fogarty Biomedical Research Award from the National Institutes of Health, which allowed him to undertake a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship at Uppsala University, Sweden, with Dr. Lars Klareskog. A member of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine and of the American College of Rheumatology, Dr. Wells has over 25 years of research experience, focusing on chronic inflammatory diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, and the rejection of renal transplants, with an emphasis on connective tissue components, inflammatory mediators, and cytokines. He is the recipient of the 2003 Abbott President’s Award. In 2001, he was honored with the Merck Young Investigator Award, and in 1999 he received the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Distinguished Alumni Award. Dr. Wells is fluent in Swedish and is an internationally renowned speaker and researcher and has had research support from the Arthritis Foundation and from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Specialties
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Rheumatology

Aesthetic Medicine

Licenses

United States: Illinois, Montana, North Carolina, Wisconsin

Languages spoken

Swedish

Doctor Q&A

267 Answers
73 Agrees
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Wells
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Lipoma: Lipomas are quite common and in some patients may run in families. They are of the usually no medical concern unless they are pressing on structures ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Wells
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Medication dose: As physicians we always try to give the lowest dose of the medication that gives the best response. If this regimen, taking one half tablet, has work ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
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41 years experience Rheumatology
Rib cage pain: Your symptoms sound like costochondritis which is inflammation/irritation of the cartilage the lies between the ribs and near your breast bone (sternu ... Read More
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Dec 31, 2016
Dr. Wells cares tremendously for his patients. Every time I go to his office with health concerns, I leave feeling much better! He doesn't just treat the body - he treats the mind and spirit as well.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Wells is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks Dr.Alvin "The clinical picture of a rash, with or without scarring, but 250 hair loss a day , and other clinical features would aid in the diagnosis" this with ...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks for the reply. The only test I haven't had done is for a gene mutation. Blood work was perfect. I was just wondering if primary em just shows up like this in a he...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Hi Dr.Wwlls thank you for your generous time an detailed professional answer . Regards

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of South Florida College of Medicine, FL
Graduated 1996MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of South Carolina School of Medicine, SC
Graduated 1988MD

Medical/Graduate school

Karolinska Institute Faculty of Medicine, Sweden
MD

Residency

DUKE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
Completed 1998

Affiliations

American College of Rheumatology
American Institute Of Ultrasound In Medicine
American Medical Association
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