Dr. Bruce Rothschild

Rheumatology
Baldwin City, KS
43 years experience male

Locations

Office

Baldwin City, KS

Address

Arthritis Center, 529 E 1700 Rd, Baldwin City, KS
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Blue cross blue shield

Medicaid

About

Bio

Bruce M. Rothschild graduated from New Jersey College of Medicine in 1973. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, American College of Rheumatology and Society of Skeletal Radiology and elected to the International Skeletal Society. He has been recognized for his work in Rheumatology and Skeletal Pathology where his special interests focus on clinical-anatomic-radiologic correlation, data-based paleopathology, evolution of inflammatory arthritis and tuberculosis and management of inflammatory arthritis. He is widely recognized for his contributions to understanding radiologic manifestations of rheumatologic disease. He has been a Visiting Professor at universities in the US, Canada, the Carribean, South America, Europe, the Middle East, South Africa, Asia and Australia and has been an invited lecturer at universities, hospital and museums throughout the world. He has published over 700 papers and abstracts, including authoritative papers on the origins of rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthropathy, syphilis and tuberculosis, character of bone changes in metastatic cancer, myeloma, leukemia, tuberculosis, fungal disease, renal disease, treponemal disease, rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthropathy, gout, calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease, hypertrophic osteoarthropathy and primate bone disease. He is the author of 5 books and has participated in 8 Discover Channel/BBC documentaries on origins of diseases and ancient reptiles. Since 1986, Dr. Rothschild has been Professor of Medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University in Rootstown, Ohio, USA. He is also Adjuvant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Kansas and of Biomedical Engineering at The University of Akron, Ohio and holds Research Associateships at the Carnegie Museum and Biodiversity Institute of the University of Kansas. He was first director of the Rheumatology Division at The Chicago Medical School and a prime force behind the resurgence of data-based paleorheumatology and comparative osseous pathology.

Specialties
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Rheumatology

Internal Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

961 Answers
255 Agrees
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 50 years experience
Arthritis: Arthritis. There are 200 varieties. Rheumatologist evaluation needed.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
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Rheumatologist: See a rheumatologist to do a complete examination to identify the underlying problem.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
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Yes: Conditioning exercises, reducing stress, facitating sleep, avoiding stimulants (e.g., coffee) at night and there are physical therapy modalities - spe... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 50 years experience
But: But dequervain's tenosynovitis needs avoidance of wringing behaviors and splinting.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 50 years experience
Minimalism: Routine chemistry panels include calcium levels, making diagnosis easier, but diagnoses are not made unless the possibility is considered. If the phys... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 50 years experience
Muiscle pain/weaknes: Muscle pain and proximal muscle weakness are the most common.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
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Rheumatology 50 years experience
Depends on variety: There are 5 directly related and 3 associated forms of arthritis with psoriasis. You need to see a knowledgable rheumatologist.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
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Benign: Cracking is usually collapsing vacuum caused when joints are mechanically distended. It does not cause any problems.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 50 years experience
Yes: Kidney or heart damage can lead to fluid accumulation.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
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Ultrasound: Ultrasound can help. If she does no heavy lifting, injection of the tendon sheath with corticosteroids may cure.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 50 years experience
Find out why: Have evaluation by a diagnostician (e.g., rheumatologist) to first find out why. Then treatment can be determined.
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 50 years experience
None w/o direction: Lupus is a complicated disease with many drug interactions. All medications should be reviewed with the treating rheumatologist, prior to ingestion.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
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Rheumatology 50 years experience
Muscle inflammation: An inflammatory disease of muscle which produces muscle weakness more prominently than pain.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
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Rheumatology 50 years experience
Unlikely: There are diseases of the distal (e.g., leg/foot) muscles, but these are quite rare. Calcium, magnesium deficiency would be more likely.
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A member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 50 years experience
As soon as 1/2 hr: As soon as 1/2 hr and ok to take with Acetaminophen (as long as less than 3000 mg of the latter). Tramadol and Aleve (naproxen) share chemistry and c... Read More
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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 50 years experience
Sometimes antibiotic: Sometimes this is due to a streptococcal infection and antibiotics will help.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
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Anti-inflammatory : It is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication (NSAID) that at low dose is more caustic, but also stronger than most of non-specific nsaids.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 50 years experience
Potent : Potent medication that at high doses may be used to treat cancer; at low doses, to treat rheumatoid arthritis and other immune disorders. Its use mus... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 50 years experience
Steroid: It is a type of steroid - corticosteroid - as distinct for anabolic steroids. It is a potent anti-inflammatory medication, which has many side effect... Read More
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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 50 years experience
Low dose steroids: If the diagnosis is accurate, low dose steroids should control it, of course with efforts to reduce loss of bone integrity.
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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 50 years experience
NSAID, etc: The acute episodes are treated with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or colchicine. Chronic control may be with hydroxychloroquin.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 50 years experience
Many causes: There are many causes for morning stiffness, most of which can be diagnosed by a rheumatologist.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 50 years experience
See doctor: An allergy is very unlikely. Perhaps arthritis is getting worse, the anti-inflammatory helped - and you felt better and used the wrist more, or you c... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 50 years experience
May be unconnectedor: May not be related or could indicate a disorder suppressing neutrophils - e.g., lupus, lymphoma.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 50 years experience
Yes: Glucose should be reviewed when corticosteroids are used by any route.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
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Rheumatology 50 years experience
Possibly: Anything that reduces stress or the effect of stress or that produces deep (dreaming) sleep may help.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 50 years experience
Certain diuretics: Certain older diuretics (not thiazides) will help. In peru, they use a tea not legal in the us.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 50 years experience
Usually from diving: It is the body's response to reduction of pressure without equilibration. Usually associated with too rapid ascent from depth, it is also called cais... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
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Rheumatology 50 years experience
Sleep restoration: First restore seep sleep by removing impediments (e.g., narcotics), consider hypnotics (e.g., ambien). If those are ineffective, then consider electr... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 50 years experience
Apparent diagnosis: Apparent diagnosis of fibromyalgia or myofascial pain syndrome. He/she apparently believes "torn disk" is not cause of your symptoms.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 50 years experience
Good question: Inflammatory arthritis is often though of first, but even poor sleep can cause morning stiffness.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
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Rheumatology 50 years experience
X-ray, alk phos, uri: X-rays, serum alkaline phosphatase, urine hydroxyproline may be abnormal.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 50 years experience
ANCA and clinical: Anti-neutrophilic cytoplasmic antibodies are elevated in some patients, but the clinical examination and sometimes angiography or histology is require... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 50 years experience
X-ray and crystal ex: X-ray and crystal examination and check for underlying disease with magnesium, TSH and iron studies, sometimes urine darkening on long exposure to sun... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 50 years experience
Yes: Yes. The challenge is to maintain functional posture during the process.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 50 years experience
No!: Fibromyalgia is a medical condition, not psychiatric!
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 50 years experience
Movement: If there is too much movement or if it becomes infected.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 50 years experience
Yes: They can loosen or even cause the body to "reject" them.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 50 years experience
See doctor: This needs a medical evaluation. It could be arthritis.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 50 years experience
Yes: There should be no problem unless you have kidney or liver disease.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 50 years experience
Exam and x-ray: Clinical examination and x-ray. But remember that vertebral osteophytes do not diagnosis osteoarthriits.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 50 years experience
It doesn't help: It doesn't help, but protection from the cold and appropriate medications and assuring any underlying problem is recognized and treated should help.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 50 years experience
Usually: Usually, although angiography (plain or mra) may be helpful. Biopsy also distinguishes temporal arteritis and polyarteritis nodosum.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 50 years experience
Nifedipine XL: Nifidepine XL addresses both, but it has to be the XL form.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 50 years experience
Controversial: I would suggest that if lupus is being considered, a rheumatologist would be more helpful and more cost-effective than obtaining a lupus panel.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 50 years experience
With warmup: With warmup and stretching and moderation.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 50 years experience
Joint pain,: Joint pain, swelling, gel phenomenon, but usually not back pain.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
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Possibly but why tak: Possibly, but there is no reason to be taking them.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 50 years experience
Usually: Usually, unless one of the purified products used, products which use a fixed dose on all individuals.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 50 years experience
Essentially normal: With appropriate treatment should be essentially normal.
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Jul 22, 2013
Great answers. Thank you. Very helpful in touching so many lives!
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Sep 15, 2013
Dr. Rothschild gave me a concise, well thought out answer. I have an appointment with my primary and question if I may have lupus. His answer is helping me gather my thoughts for my primary. Thank ...Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Rothschild is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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thanks. this is what I've read and heard but was curious of other opinions. I am a ups driver so I want my knees to last and I am trying learn about the best positions for the knee to be in at rest an...Read More
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Just wanted to say thank-you. My PA said that she believed that I had Hyperparathyroidism. Have an appointment next week. Have just been getting numbness a lot more recently and it has become more wor...Read More
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Thank you for your response. Yes the allergy was confirmed using capsules. When eat even a drop of meat broth I react like I have had food poisoning, takes 3 days to recover. Dairy gives me sev...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, NJ
Graduated 1980MD

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, Kansas - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Third Place, Kansas - Winter
2013
Top Rheumatologist , First Place, Kansas - Winter
2013
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