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Dr. Bruce Rothschild

Rheumatology
Baldwin City, KS
42 years experience male

Locations

Office

Baldwin City, KS

Address

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

Insurances accepted

Aetna

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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 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Posture vs fibro: Working posture could be responsible, as could fibromyalgia.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Could be, or pneumon: Could be or pneumnia. See primary physician today.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Increased water cont: Increased water content, often interpreted as edema.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Avoid milk products: Avoid milk, cheese, cream, ice cream (but yogart is ok) for 3 days. When you have diarrhea, the lining of the bowel that digests milk is lost and lac... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 49 years experience
inflam is part of he: Inflammation is part of healing. Treatment is empiracle - whatever works. However, blinded trials are necessary to see if an intervention works on it... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Less common: Abscesses are uncommon with either. Workup for systemic infection, immunodeficiency and white cell function may be needed.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 49 years experience
not directly: Not directly, but cause of the iron deficiency might.
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Aggravates: Aggravates knee instablity. Correct the instabilty first.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 49 years experience
no interactions: No problem of interactions.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Depends: In absence of clinical symptoms, probably nothing. Clinical evaluation should provide clarity.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Very short time: 2 weeks is a short time for as. Look for fibromyalgia, muscle strains, and assure internal organs normal.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 49 years experience
High C3 - nothing: High C3 means nothing. ANA with nucleolar pattern could be related to scleroderma, but rheumatologic evaluation should clarify.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Other Borrelia: Other borrelia have been found to cause this lesion.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Vasospasm: This is a vasospastic response. May be related to raynaud's phenomenon. Workup to assure no underlying cause would be reasonable.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 49 years experience
No: No, but there could be an associated muscle disorder.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 49 years experience
depends: Depends on what you mean by hip. Can be anything from bursitis, fibromyalgia, arthritis, dependent on actual physical location of triggering area.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 49 years experience
rheumatologist: Rheumatologist is most skilled with this phenomenon, although some neurologists are also effective.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Possibly: Possibly. Whether vasculitis or autoimmune disease should be considered.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 49 years experience
No: No. The bulls eye is actually part of the rash resolution.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 49 years experience
check for ectopic: Check for ectopic pregnancy, but there are also growths that can do this. Gynecologic evaluation essential.
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Not necessarily: Not necessarily, but needs to be monitored closely, with cpk, aldolase and clinical evaluation. However, if muscle damage was considered severe by ph... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Protection: Protection against falls, eliminating (if possible) contributing medications, optimize calcium intake, use a bone protective agent (actonel or miacalc... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Probably not: Probably not, but close monitoring is necessary to catch any changes at the earliest possible time.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Depends: Depends. Any use requires protective measures also be taken for side effects, including bone loss. The real issue is if steroids are needed. There are... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Pain, sleep disturb: pain at specific trigger points, sleep disturbance, fatigue
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Probably instability: Probably related to joint instability. Exercises to strengthen quadriceps muscles and assuring good foot mechanics generally helps.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Ulcerative colitis, : Ulcerative colitis, crohn's disease, collagenous colitis, infectious agent diarrhea, whipple's disease.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Possible rheumat fev: Possible rheumatic fever, but other disorders including lupus need to be evaluated by a rheumatologist.
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Not dangerous: Not dangerous. The numbers relate to body needs, not risk.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 49 years experience
? but: Unclear what was indication for nerve block, but an underlying autoimmune disease needs to be evaluated.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Possibly: It is important to keep the kidney flushed, so uric acid does not accumulate in it. If uric acid blood levels are high, that may be worth treating. H... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Yes: Not as often as women but common.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Get diagnosis: Get accurate diagnosis to determine the actual nature of the problem. "osteoarthritis" of the low back is often misdiagnosed as the source of pain.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Possibly: Possibly. Could also be patellar tracking. See orthopedic surgeon or rheumatologist.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Yes: Depends on correctness of diagnosis and how well it is controlled, attention to protection from side effects of treatment.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Many possibilities: Could be simply instability, but could also be arthritis, tendonitis or even fracture. Rheumatology or orthopedic evaluation required.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Unlikely: Unlikely, but a 2nd opinion might be helpful.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Infiltration: Infiltration is a possibility. There are unrelated medical conditions, but amyloidosis and hypothyroidism must be considered.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Yes: Conditioning exercises, reduction of life stresses, sleep restoration, injection or electroprobe, etc...
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Different: They are very different entities. The second can complicate the first, but all are separate.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Spasms, fracture?: Spasms and fracture must be considered. Evaluation by an individual with skills for backs would be very helpful.
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Possibly: Autoimmune diseases tend to co-occur, but are not necessarily major problems.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Yes: Nerves need to be biopsied or EMG and ncv obtained to rule out that entity.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Possibly fibromyalgi: Fibromyalgia can be a response to stress. Lupus can cause specific areas of tenderness. It is important that you understand how the lupus is affecti... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Diuretics, dehydrati: Diurietics, dehydration, diet. Review with physician to identify causes and what to do.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Needs evaluation: Needs evaluation for possible fracture or tendon/muscle damage.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Yes: Tendons cross the ankle in many areas. Pain can come on suddenly. Look to the causative/related activity.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Needs new evaluation: If shot did not resolve pain, the issue is more complex or the wrong area was injected or the cause was not addressed.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 49 years experience
See physician: Check for arthritis, bursitis and knee instability.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Control of arthritis: Control of arthritis, reduced resistance to infection and cancer, skin reaction at injection site are major issues.
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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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