Dr. John Goldman

Rheumatology
Atlanta, GA
57 years experience male

Locations

Office

Atlanta, GA

Address

5555 Peachtree-Dunwoody Road, Suite 293, Atlanta, GA
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UnitedHealthcare

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia

Coventry Health Care

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Rheumatology

Licenses

United States: Georgia

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4.1K Answers
168 Agrees
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 57 years experience
What and Where: Rheumatism can mean a lot of different things. You can be aching in your joints, in your muscles, in your bursas or your tendons. If there is ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 57 years experience
Back Traction?: I assume you may mean back traction. Although knee pain can be related to the joint, surrounding soft tissues like bursas and tendons, one can als... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 57 years experience
Depends - many thing: There are a variety of inflammatory conditions. Some are genetically determined, some depend on environmental exposures, some depend on your metabo... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 57 years experience
Many: The american college of rheumatology has developed classification criteria to allow investigators to group specific findings but these are not dia... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 57 years experience
Doubt it/check it ou: Spots are not specific for lupus, but people with lupus can have different rashes and not all people with lupus have hair loss or clinical symptoms.... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 57 years experience
What is the cause?: We need to know why she has raynaud's. Do not ignore the causes. Home remedies - dress warm centrally, wear gloves, a hat and socks. Insulated gl... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 57 years experience
Some people do: Some years ago a group of patients with rheumatoid arthritis were put in a research unit. These people gave a history that certain foods made their... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 57 years experience
Myofascial pain: Muscle spasms may be due to myofascial pain. The most common cause of widespread myofascial pain is fibromyalagia. Fibromyalgia is a chronic pa... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 57 years experience
Uric acid but more: How old are you? Which toe is it? Which joint in the toe? Gout can cause a chronic swollen toe but early it is episodic. More commonly would be ... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 57 years experience
Uncertain: The side of your back has muscle, tendons, bone, nerves and some of these can be involved in your intense pain it may not be serious but that can... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 57 years experience
Pregnancy limits Rx: Certain medications including over the counter needed to be help can not be used during pregancy. Most of the topical medications are ok.. Your OB ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 57 years experience
Yes but: Unless you have a vitamin deficiency I am uncertain they will change things musch.Since you may be styaing out of the sun you may be gettign a vitam... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 57 years experience
Urate crystals: In the joint it is urate crystals not uric acid. The urate salt precipitates in the joint. Identifying the monosodium urate crystalsthe smoking gum... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 57 years experience
Not for acute attack: Allopurinol is used to ocntrol the uric acid level. It is not initiated for an attack, nor is it stopped if you have an attack and you already ar... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 57 years experience
Genetic consult: Not necessarily, but is this also true in your relatives. This may just be your genetic characteristics. Sometimes there are genetic specialists who ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 57 years experience
They test different vessels: They're testing different blood vessels than the ones people with ed have involved. There are different types of blood vessels. Some are different by ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 57 years experience
Very different : There are differences - especially less kidney involvement, different serology to name some things.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 57 years experience
Many different types: There are a variety of types of lupus. This can include systemic lupus erythematosus, discoid lupus, cutaneous lupus, lupus timidis, renal pulmonary ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 57 years experience
Voice coach: It depends on your health. There are medical conditions like thyroid disease can affect the vocal cords.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 57 years experience
Spur = arthritis: If the symptoms in the shoulder are related to the spur and the tendon then surgery may help. At times other shoulder processes may be also occur... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 57 years experience
Color changes: What changes do you see? Do they turn white in the cold? This suggests raynauds. Are they more uncomfortable in the cold? In the heat? With certa... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 57 years experience
Treat both: It depend on how much each is contributing to your limited mobility. It is also important to locate where this limitation is. Is in the feet, the an... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 57 years experience
Dental X-rays: Dental x-rays are the best ways i know. Your dentist can answer better than i.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 57 years experience
May be what you ate: this may be what you ate. Reviewed diet the last 24 hours. Black which sometimes worry about is being blood but I'm not sure that this is. Are you hav... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 57 years experience
Doubt it: This would be an unusual association unless there are other medical issues. You physician should help clarify this issue.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 57 years experience
Not usually : It is in different types of tissues. It is present in this issue, can cause problems in the organs, but is not very responsive to any type of therapy.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 57 years experience
Yes: We sometimes see you thrombocytosis in very active rheumatoid arthritis. It can be a clue as to how active the arthritis is. When we see it we look fo... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 57 years experience
Variety depends on s: Variety depends on status. Depending on the intensity of the polycythemia the therapy varies. Use the low dose aspirin is there to help with includin... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 57 years experience
Daignosis needed: Why were these medications prescribed? Are they short term or long time? This is important. In order to advise how to avoid side effects we ne... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 57 years experience
Different Reason: Cracking can occur for different reasons. Bones can rub against each other, common with the kneecap rubbing the knee. Cracking knuckles are differ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 57 years experience
Urate crystals: People with gout have elevated uric acid in the blood. When the level of uric acid is too high, it forms monosodium urate crystals that precepitat... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 57 years experience
Needs evaluation: A lump may or may not be muscular. Lumps always need consideration for a biopsy because rarely this can be a tumor and I have even seen a muscl... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 57 years experience
Heel pain: Uncertain what heel splits are. If this is heel pain consider heel cups, heel pads, gel inserts, ice, stretching.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 57 years experience
Not know: Naso4 is sodium sulfate. Uncertain why it would be given. This would be better answered by a pharmacest or pharmceutical chemist.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 57 years experience
Unlikely: Among the most known issues are genetics, and certain medications such as tumor necrosis factor inhibitors. Uncertain which foods you can implicate if... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 57 years experience
Genetics: About 10% report autosomal dominance inheritance, therefore there are genetic factors which appears to apply to your family.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 57 years experience
Depends on the RA: Some people may notice a flare with their cycle while others don't. The pain may be from the ra, but sometimes sleep can change and changes in slee... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 57 years experience
Watch the kidney+ BP: The kidney function needs to be followed and closely monitored. An elevation in the blood pressure can occur and can be a serious problem. You will ... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 57 years experience
Inflammation soft: Uncertain where this "top" location is. In the body a hot area can mean inflammation. This could mean infection, it could be a swollen bursa or tend... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 57 years experience
More than one: The cause can be muscle based, arthritis based, disc based or even fracture based. Stretching both flexion and extension exercises of the back can be... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 57 years experience
Maybe fibromyalgia: Fibromyalgia may be the reason. Other things can do it so your friend needs to be evaluated. Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain syndrome and one of th... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 57 years experience
Conditioning: This sounds muscular and condiitoning can be helpful. This is a painful condition and this sounds like fibromyalgia with widespread chronic pain; t... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 57 years experience
Flexible Tissue: It sounds like your tissue is gelling ie stiffening. You may be more flexible and thus there is more give to your tissue. You need to exercise ... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 57 years experience
Hypermobility: This is an inherited condition of increased elastic tissue and slippage of your joints. It is called hypermobility syndrome. Exercise to help imp... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 57 years experience
Sjogrens causes dry: Sjogrens is a systemic autoimmune connectvie tissue disease. Although it can have many serious problems the classic findings are dryness of mucou... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 57 years experience
It may or may not: It depends if the fracture went into the joint. That could cause arthritis later. However even a fracture at another location if it interferes with no... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 57 years experience
You mean memory loss: You mean memory loss? You will need to talk to your physician about seeing a specialist in memory loss. Usually this is a neurologist.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 57 years experience
No: This does not sound like myositis.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 57 years experience
Big differences: Polymyalgia rheumatica is a systemic inflammatory disease with association of inflammation in muscle, joints, and even blood vessels in some people... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 57 years experience
Not clear: In general you can use it as soon as you want to. If it warms it may be more comfortable than when it is injected cold.
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Sep 1, 2015
Dr. Goldman offers very valuable information in his clear and concise answers. I strongly value his advice and presence on HealthTap
Sep 16, 2013
Thanks for your contribution at Health Tap
Aug 26, 2013
Knowledgeable, caring answers, Thank you
HealthTap member
Just my left hip is problematic. The "most' comfortable position to sleep is on my back with my leg extended straight down. It's not pain-free but it's the best. I have no other joint pain (knees, et...Read More
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It can be life-changing to have a doctor who understands. Thanks for providing info. I'm a chronic pain sufferer (osteoarthritis, possible fibromyalgia or fibromyalgia-like symptoms from sleep apnea)....Read More
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thank you doctor, it's very encouraging to hear these words from a medical professional! I have panic disorder, and so it makes my anxiety worse thinking about the poss...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, OH
Graduated 1966MD

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, Atlanta, GA - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Georgia - Winter
2013
Top Rheumatologist , Third Place, National - Winter
2013
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