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Dr. Patricia Hopkins

Rheumatology
quincy, MA
42 years experience female

Locations

Office

quincy, MA

Address

500 congress st, quincy, MA, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Massachusetts

Aetna

Harvard Pilgim Health Care

Medicaid

UnitedHealthcare

TUFTS Health Plan

About

Bio

I am a rheumatologist, 25 years in practice with interest in healing with whole foods, integrative medicine and traditional Chinese medicine. While I recommend and oversee the use of all biologics for Rheumatologic diseases I coordinate care with whole foods nutrition and chinese medicine.

Specialties
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Rheumatology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

17 Answers
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricia Hopkins
Rheumatology 42 years experience
Symptoms: these symptoms are not related. air trapping is seen in emphysema, not a disease of a 20 year old. dry nasal congestion is winter dry air related.. of... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patricia Hopkins
Rheumatology 42 years experience
Same drug: all NSAID work the same. No one has been able to identify the reason for personal preference. None of them change the course of your disease. They w... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricia Hopkins
Rheumatology 42 years experience
Go to your doctor: you need to have a hematologist review the results. If your doctor ordered these tests, they should review the results with you .
A male asked:
Dr. Patricia Hopkins
Rheumatology 42 years experience
Nerve pain: nerves can get irritated, without any antecedent event. It can be your belt, tight pants, sitting too long, the way you drive..usually nothing to wor... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricia Hopkins
Rheumatology 42 years experience
TMJ: think about muscle spasm but have BP checked with doctor. Also consider sinus issues so perhaps an ENT eval will help.. Muscle pain and weakness is... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patricia Hopkins
Rheumatology 42 years experience
I add biotin 5000: time cures all but Biotin over all is good for this. Also avoid any chemicals such as coloring the hair. Use organic shampoo. Nioxin has a line that s... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricia Hopkins
Rheumatology 42 years experience
Stretching: labrum tears are a new diagnosis that is over diagnosed because of the new MRI scanners. Most people do not have surgery unless a career in athletics ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricia Hopkins
Rheumatology 42 years experience
Could be candida: often after antibiotics there is candida overgrowth. as for some mycostatin (nystatin) anti fungal rinse and spit.. or diflucan tablets
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricia Hopkins
Rheumatology 42 years experience
What is your job?: sounds like patella bursitis.. usually seen with jobs that require kneeling.. ice in the afternoon also stop aspirin or NSAId as they will add to bru... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricia Hopkins
Rheumatology 42 years experience
Nerve entrapment: when you raise your arm over your head the nerves are trapped under the clavicle.. that's why you can not move your arm..
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patricia Hopkins
Rheumatology 42 years experience
Vitamin d deficiency: look at wikipedia.. vitamin d deficiency. vit d is a fat soluble vitamin. more of a hormone that vitamin. the symptoms of deficiency are quite variab... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricia Hopkins
Rheumatology 42 years experience
Taper off: try melatonin, or magnesium. get liquid pedi benadryl (diphenhydramine) and taper the dose each night down to 5 mg , then every other night for two we... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricia Hopkins
Rheumatology 42 years experience
Think ballet: if you look at professional dancers, they work on the small muscles with repetition. Barre is a great work out for butt without weights...
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricia Hopkins
Rheumatology 42 years experience
CFS: chronic fatigue is a description not a diagnosis. You need an astute diagnostician.. there are muscle, joint, tendon, sleep disturbances that can all ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patricia Hopkins
Rheumatology 42 years experience
Esr: ESR elevation is non specific.. it means the liver is responding to inflammation from many causes. INfection, arthritis, tumor, virus or bactieria . ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricia Hopkins
Rheumatology 42 years experience
Rule out reflux: the prednisone may be contributing to heartburn and reflux. The serositis my require higher dose prednisone or IV steroids, for a few doses. Add omepr... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patricia Hopkins
Rheumatology 42 years experience
Could be soft tissue: the knee pain with sudden onset can be little cartilage pieces that break loose.. however if the pain is outside the joint, tendon strain, knee cap su... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hopkins is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hopkins is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks, hoping to find a New York state Rheumatologist who specializes in this category of symptoms.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks! I figured that was what happened as it resolved quickly
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Thank you, your quick reply made me feel good!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Dartmouth Medical School, NH
Graduated 1980MD

Residency

Internal medicine

Awards

community physician of the year
HealthTap Doctor Mom

Affiliations

mass medical society
South Shore Hospital
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