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Dr. John Goldman

Rheumatology
Atlanta, GA
56 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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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
Certain ones can: If it has a narcotic in it yes. Look at the ingredients or ask your physician or your pharmacist
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A female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
Clarify the diagnos: We need to clarify the diagnosis. You might need a biopsy of these lesions. Minocycline might not be teh best therapy when you finally have a diagn... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
Many questions : stomach pain relieved by food can suggest an ulcer. You can see your physician to clarify this. The multiple urinations at night can sometimes be see... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
Burning can be neur: Burning can be neurologic or paresthesias. ASk you physician to have you see a neurologist to see if ti is a neuropathy or not
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
Yes with therapy: This depends on the extent of the injury. What is injured and torn, etc. Ask your physician to have you see an ankle specialist.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
Risk of intestinal b: The black stoll could be a ulcer that is bleeding especailly if it is tar like and sticky. We call this melena You need to contact your physician as... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
Ned evaluation: This may be muscular but you need an evlaution. You need to disucss this with your physician.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
Two possibilities: 1. This could be hip pain that can be referred to the knee. be certain your hip has been evaluated 2.May be muscle, bursa, ligament or tendon pain. ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
Yes you can: Yes it is important that take all of the doses you are given. We need to know what you are taking the medication for
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
Maybe stomach block: This can be a intestinal blockage. You will need an evaluation by a gastroenterologist. This is a physican who specializes in the intestinal ssytem... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
There is exercise i: Thereis exercise induced hives and exercise induced exercise induced asthma. You may have developed the genetic risk for developing allergies. You c... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
Uncertain for a 24 y: The facet sclerosis or arthritis is usually seen in older people and so I am uncertain the diagnosis is that. Lumbar strain means simply you have l... Read More
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
Need evaluation: We need to know where this lesion is located. It may not be a vein. Ask your physician to have you see a hand specialist
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
You might have torto: You migh hav torticolis and the best therapy is an injection at the trigger point. Usually there is a tender location in the neck and that is where ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
Need more informatio: This needs more clarification. what is your medication now. What are you taking for the RA. How was the Vasculitis diagnosis made? The RA may not be t... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
You need to see your: You need to see your physician to clarify what the causes are. Thee can be more than one in your case.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
A vareity of possibi: This could be a lymph node, an enlarged salavary gland or related to the thyroid. there are other structures in the neck and you can diuscuss this w... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
May be carpal tunnel: This may be carpal tunnel syndrome from the injury. If not it may be injury to the median nerve beofre it gets into the carpal tunnel space which... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
Can be a diverticulu: This can be an esophageal stricture or diverticulum. Your physician can have this evaluated.
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A 17-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
Hematoma is suspecte: I suspect this is a hematoma. This is bleeding into an rea of injury, the blood then clots and hardens. The injury could have injured adjacent n... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
Sjogren's dryness: This may be related to the The dryness related to Sjogren's. Otherwise I have no other explanation. You can discuss this with your rheumatologist.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
May be physiologic : And maybe physiologic was the other thing one would consider is whether it is infected since it is tender. This is something discuss with your physi... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
May be dequarvain: This may be Dequarvain tendinitis. Would ask your physician to help clarify if this is the correct diagnosis. Would recommend physical therapy or inj... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
Unlikely to be cance: You can ask your physician to have you see a ENT physician. You will need to see if you need a biopsy to the tissue. This is unlikely to be cancer. ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
Tendinitis? Trigger?: This could be a trigger finger tendinitis, but you will need more of an evaluation to clarify the diagnosis. Ask your physician if this is what you ha... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
Probably normal: This is best discussed with your endocrinologist who can put it in perspective. If necessary you ultrasound and even biopsy can guide your therapy.
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A female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
May be fat on top: It may be fat on top and muscle underneath. You can discuss this with your physician.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
Pain located joints: It is a pain syndrome where the people have pain in the joints. It does not have to be inflammatory like rheumatoid arthritis or gout and can be mech... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
We need more infora: We would like to know what meidcatiosn you take and when you take the medication related to when the lab was drawn. If you are on methotrexate and ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
A couple of things: There are a couple things to consider. It may be hey tendon that slides when you move your hips. Sometimes people can have dislocation of their joint ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
Many possible cause: You need to ask your physician: It can be allergy, a skin probem, a tumor or a liver problem to name a few. You will need to be evaluated to help ans... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
Sometimes a biopsy: Cancerous is hard feeling while benignis soft or firm. But saying that there are other things can cause enlarged lymph nodes.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
Acute or chronic: If this is a cute you may have gastroenteritis which can be viral infection is food related or otherwise. If this is a chronic problem you need to gas... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
Neurologic issue: You need to discuss this with your physician. It does suggest a neurologic condition and you may need to see a neurologist. You need to do this to c... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
Can't be sure : This can be unrelated to the EB virus as this is old infection in the past To clarify the serology with your clinical symptoms see a rheumatologist
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
One without deconges: Do not use a decongestant which will increase the blood pressure. He can discuss this with his physicains. Depending on his total health coud try Muci... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
May not be: The only concern would be if this a thymoma. This is something to evaluate by your physician. It can be associated with other medical problems and... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
Unlikely but: Labral tears often cause pain in the groin or front of the hip during physical activity or with deep flexion (bending) and rotation of the hip. Some i... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
Suspect viral: I suspect this is viral but it would be wise to discuss thsi wiht your physicians
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
May be a cyst or inf: This may be a type of cyst. Your physician can look at it and see if it needs to be cultured if it is an infection, which sometimes these things are
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
Does it hurt?: This could be something simple like viral or allergy but we can see this with inflammation of the eye. We call ythis iritis, episcleritis, etc ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
May be tendon: You may have tendon issues. The popping could suggest that you have increased flexibility with hypermobility sometimes known as Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
Allergy or infection: Could be secondary infection or allergy Ask your physician if you need clarification looking at sinuses and ling
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
No: This is not enough information to diagnose either one. The lip swelling even suggest an allergy You can discuss this with your physician
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
It could be a bruise: If this is new would suspect a bruise. You can put heat on it to help the body heal it. A bruise does notalways hurt. You can discuss this with you... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
May be: We need more information. Not all people have low C3 and low C4 when lupus is not active. You need to consider other causes also.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
Need to see physicai: You need t see your physicians. At your age a severe new headache can be important - it can suggest a internal medical problem - aneurysm or a bl... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
How long has it hurt: There can be a bone or hip joitn problem. Thiscan be imaged to be certain it is not a major problem
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
Not a danger: The RSI may be related to the ganglion. If your evaluation is otherwise OK would not be concerned.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
About the same but: Everyone responds differently to these drugs. One person may respond to naproxen and not to ibuprofen and vice versa. The top doses for ibuprof... Read More
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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
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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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