Dr. EVAN Leibowitz

Rheumatology
Midland park, NJ
27 years experience male

Locations

Prospect medical offices

Midland park, NJ

Address

301 Godwin Avenue, Midland park, NJ, US
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: Closed
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

CIGNA Health Care

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

Medicare

UnitedHealthcare

Office

Midland Park, NJ

About

Bio

FIRST I AM A FELLOW HUMAN BEING. I COMPASSIONATELY LISTEN TO PATIENTS WHICH I FIND HELPS ME SOLVE COMPLEX PROBLEMS. MY SPECIALTY, RHEUMATOLOGY IS ALL ABOUT SOLVING JIGSAW PUZZLES. EACH SYMPTOM AND DIAGNOSTIC TEST IS A PIECE THAT MUST BE INTERPRETED CAREFULLY WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF THE PERSON. SOMETIMES THE PIECES FIT TOGETHER AND SOMETIMES THEY DO NOT. PIECES THAT DO NOT APPEAR TO FIT TOGETHER TODAY, MY FIT TOGETHER YEARS FROM NOW IF THE PERSON'S SYMPTOMS CHANGE.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Rheumatology

Licenses

United States: New Jersey

Doctor Q&A

233 Answers
141 Agrees
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Rheumatology 27 years experience
No: Nothing herbal has been scientifically proven to build collagen.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Rheumatology 27 years experience
Possibly: Overall mortality in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is higher than the general population. However, with early diagnosis and treatment, the risk drops down... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Rheumatology 27 years experience
Yes: Can come from: 1. Lupus (sle) related inflammation of the ankle joints 2. Obesity 3. Venous stasis 4. Some of the medications: nsaids (advil, m... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Rheumatology 27 years experience
Myopathy type: Ibm is atype of inflammatory myositis. It tends to affect people older than 50. People with ibm often have weakness of their upper and lower arms and... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Rheumatology 27 years experience
Maybe an injection: The tendon helps your finger bend and is lined by a sheath. It sounds like to may have inflammation of the tendon sheath causing locking when you ben... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Rheumatology 27 years experience
COLD JOINTS: It seems that the central nervous system (brain & spinal cord) is involved in processing arthritis pain. This may explain why many people with arthrit... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Rheumatology 27 years experience
It depends: There are several types of myositis. Myositis is inflammation in the muscle that typically causes muscle pain, weakness, atrophy or a combo of these. ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Rheumatology 27 years experience
Not much: Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease. The immune system recognizes the joints as a foreign invader and they get attacked. This results in joi... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Rheumatology 27 years experience
Not yet but...: The treatments have improved dramatically. Most of us agree that now the goal is remission on medication. This means no or only very few tender and s... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Rheumatology 27 years experience
LESS FUNCTION: I'll divide disabilites into 2 categories: joint related and unrelated. Related: less function: depends on hte joints involved. If hands and wrists... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Rheumatology 27 years experience
In moderation: You can safely drink 1-2 alcoholic drinks daily with methylprednisolone.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Rheumatology 27 years experience
Splint: Sometimes for moderate to severe pain i treat with a steroid injection. However the most important treatment is wearing a forearm splint daily for 3 m... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Rheumatology 27 years experience
Many things: First find out the cause. Most lower back pain ( lbp) is muscular in origin. Weight loss can help. Physical therapy, massage, chiropractic care, acupu... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Rheumatology 27 years experience
COLD FINGERS/TOES: The small blood vessels in our fingers and toes normally clamp down a bit when we are exposed to cold to keep our body core warm. People with raynauds... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Rheumatology 27 years experience
RF assoc. with RA : Rheumatoid factor (rf) is a test that is often sent to evaluate a person with joint pain and stiffness . A positive rf has to be interpreted in the co... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Rheumatology 27 years experience
Avoid animal purines: Avoid foods rich in animal purines. Examples include: beef, lamb, pork, and shellfish. Alcoholic beverages, especially beer and spirits (whiskey, vodk... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Rheumatology 27 years experience
Vasculitis: Ta is a type of inflammation of the arteries. It effects the largest blood vessels in the body such as the aorta and its immediate large branches. Ta ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Rheumatology 27 years experience
Rule out neuropathy: Sounds like the frayed meniscus may not be clinically relevant. Meniscal symptoms include pain and occasional locking. Nerve damage can cause numbness... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Rheumatology 27 years experience
Elevated liver tests: Autoimmune hepatitis is when the body's immune system attacks the liver causing it to be inflamed. When liver cells are inflamed enzymes that normally... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Rheumatology 27 years experience
Tight skin: Early in the disease: fatigue, joint pain, tightening of the skin, and raynaud's phenomenon.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Rheumatology 27 years experience
It depends: A rheumatoid factor (RF) is a non-specific result. It can be positive in Rheumatoid Arthritis and a variety of other conditions. Many have a positive ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Rheumatology 27 years experience
Pain syndrome: Fms is a chronic pain syndrome. Patients have widespread pain for 3 months or longer. They often have fatigue and sleep problems. The pain is thought ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Rheumatology 27 years experience
Rule out neuropathy: Temperature changes may be a symptom of a type of nerve problem known as autonomic neuropathy. Consider seeing a neurologist.
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A member asked:
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Rheumatology 27 years experience
Joint or nerve pain: It sounds like you have osteoarthritis of hip and lower back. The 2 most distal rows of (furthest from the arms) finger joints and the base of the thu... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Rheumatology 27 years experience
NO: There are a few number of case histories of Etanercept injected into an effected joint. Normaly Etanercept is injected into the skin and is then absor... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Rheumatology 27 years experience
Weeks to months: Also anti-histone antibody may be positive. Drug-induced sle usually involves skin and or joints . Typically the internal organs like the kidneys and... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Rheumatology 27 years experience
It depends: Neurological lupus is a broad category. Criteria include: neuropathies, depression, cognitive dysfunction, seizures and other central nervous system ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Rheumatology 27 years experience
Lots to try: First, it sounds like you are quite distressed by your symptoms. There is hope for relief. Find a doctor who has a lot of experience treating fibromy... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Rheumatology 27 years experience
Can be a few things: New onset joint pain can be from: viral illness ( like parvovirus), or from an early type of inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis or ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Rheumatology 27 years experience
Many things: Managing your pain requires a multidisciplinary approach. Some types of exercise, tai chi, and acupuncture can help. I have people do pt before exerc... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Rheumatology 27 years experience
Not much: You are at slightly higher risk of getting lupus than someone without that family history. As long as you do not have symptoms of sle, i would not get... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Rheumatology 27 years experience
Slowly: Tophi are related to uric acid crystals depositing in and around the joints and sometimes other parts of the body. They are a sign of severe gout and ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Rheumatology 27 years experience
Rapidly: One of prednisone's benefits is that in general it works rapidly like within 1-2 weeks. There are times with certain diseases such as lupus or vascul... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Rheumatology 27 years experience
Friendly fire: Our immune system normally protects us from infections. Ironically, that same system sometimes gets confused. In autoimmune diseases the immune system... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Rheumatology 27 years experience
No: It's best only to take the medications prescribed for you. Even though it may be tempting to take your wife's tylenol (acetaminophen) #3, don't do it... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Rheumatology 27 years experience
Be patient: Such a small tendon can take months to heal after surgery.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Rheumatology 27 years experience
Need more info: There are many types of arthritis. I need more information about the location, character, and quality of your symptoms to guide you.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Rheumatology 27 years experience
Low fat: Nothing is proven about diet and psoriasis. We know that psoriasis patients are at higher risk for heart attacks, congestive heart failure and strokes... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Rheumatology 27 years experience
Paracetomol: Yes as long as you keep the paracetamol below 4 grams per day. Also avoid drinking alcohol to protect the liver.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Rheumatology 27 years experience
Can be a few things : Some lupus patients get ulcers in the the mouth, throat and nose. Because of dryness and or immunosuppressive medications like prednisone, you may hav... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Rheumatology 27 years experience
Not likely: Lupus or sle is an autoimmune disease. I have not heard of a rheumatologist who did not like to treat lupus.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Rheumatology 27 years experience
Good question: Ra is diagnosed primarily by what your symptoms are. Typically RA patients have pain in small and large joints on both side of your body. Not all of t... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Rheumatology 27 years experience
Yes: Injection site reactions are one of enbrel's most common side effects. These are uncomfortable, but not serious in general. These may not occur after ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Rheumatology 27 years experience
No: Your symptoms do not sound like parkinson's. Migraine headaches in systemic lupus are very common. Not sure if you have tingling down right arm, leg... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Rheumatology 27 years experience
Bridges: Connective tissues are the tissues that connect one structure to another. Examples include: the components of ligaments, tendons, muscles, and cartil... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Rheumatology 27 years experience
Crush: Since aleve (naproxen) is not a capsule, you can crush it and combine with something sweet like apple sauce. If you find that you need to take aleve (... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Rheumatology 27 years experience
No: I am not aware of artificial sweetner worsening diabetic neuropathic pain.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Rheumatology 27 years experience
May be bursa: Hip pain is usually in the groin or referred to the buttock area. Outer thigh pain is often from bursitis. A bursa is a fluid filled sack that acts as... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Rheumatology 27 years experience
BE CAREFUL: I know it must be frustrating having to live with these symptoms. I agree with the other doctor; i'm often frustrated when I have difficulty making ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Rheumatology 27 years experience
Probably not: The key is that you have no symptoms. ANA is a very sensitive test. This means that many people have a + ana, and have no disease associated with it.
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Testimonials
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HealthTap member
Mar 20, 2018
Thank you for the response! I see you are licensed in TN, is there ANY WAY on EARTH you can treat me? I am suffering now 6 years due to seronegative labs yet clinically and physically have all signs a...Read More
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Jan 23, 2013
I have been a patient of Dr. Leibowitz for several years now. I must say he is without a doubt one of the best. He is compassionate and understanding. An expert in his field will put you at ease to ha...Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Leibowitz is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! I appreciate your time in answering my question! Having Lupus is frustrating to say the least
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks answered my question perfectly!! My doc didn't explain when I asked :-)
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Thankyou. I was diagnostic with RA in 1999. Then my doctor at that time would not explain anything about it to me.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School, NJ
Graduated 1996MD

Residency

NEW YORK HOSPITAL CORNELL MEDICAL CENTER

Residency

HOSPITAL FOR SPECIAL SURGERY

Awards

ARNOLD P. GOLD FOUNDATION TOP DOC 2011
2007, 2010, and 2011 “Top Rheumatologist” Castle Connolly-New York Metro Area 11th, 12th, and 13th Editions:
2009, 2010, 2011 New Jersey Magazine, “Top Rheumatologist”

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