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Dr. Aaron Broadwell

Internal Medicine
Shreveport, LA
15 years experience male

Locations

Rheumatology and Osteoporosis Specialists

Shreveport, LA

Address

820 Jordan Street, Suite 201, Shreveport, LA
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About

Bio

Rheumatology specialists with particular interest in vasculitis

Specialties
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Internal Medicine

Rheumatology

Licenses

United States: Louisiana

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

43 Answers
7 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Broadwell
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Talk to physician: Talk to your physician about other treatment possibilities including other anti-inflammatories, steroids, or other drugs like methotrexate.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Broadwell
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Multiple treatments : Tnf inhibitors improve the vast majority of nail psoriasis. Some data with Leflunomide and Methotrexate as well. Nothing topical.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Broadwell
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Gout?: You may or may not develop gout. Limit alcohol, red meat, and shellfish intake and try to keep a normal weight.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Broadwell
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
See a doctor: While the possibility if benign conditions are there, you should see a doctor to evaluate those conditions to make sure nothing serious is going on. I... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Broadwell
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Nothing special: Whatever you would take otherwise. If you are on Methotrexate and the multivitamin has Folic Acid in it, make sure and tell your doctor.
A female asked:
Dr. Aaron Broadwell
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
What else taken?: If you have not take orencia, (abatacept) Rituxan or xeljanz, those are options. You can also add Arava to your methotrexate, but you must watch the ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Broadwell
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Not directly : It increases the risk of osteoporosis. A large risk factor is if steroids are used in ra.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Broadwell
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
See a rheumatologist: The rf and ccp would suggest RA strongly: the jo-1 can go along with polymyositis, but your rheumatologist would need to see if they thought you have... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Broadwell
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Steroids: Steroids are the main drugs that cause osteoporosis in RA treatment. The current recommendations are that if you are going to be on higher amounts of... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Broadwell
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Recheck: Uric acid levels can normalize during an attack. Make sure levels are being checked outside of flare instances. Also, anything above 6 is high.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Broadwell
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Not really: There is no identified one 'lupus gene'. Of the many genetic tendencies, none of them make you 100% get lupus. Also, there is no evidence of traumat... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Broadwell
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Ok: A couple of doses of Prednisone should not affect your cpk.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Broadwell
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
All different : Osteoarthritis is a 'wear and tear' type of disease. Gout is due to having too much uric acid in your body. Ra is your immune system attacking your ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Broadwell
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
See a Rheumatogist: Both are very clinical diagnoses (a doctor looking at you and your whole story) and labs don't tell the whole story. Only a rheumatologist will be ab... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Broadwell
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Not a fever: Temperature fluctuation below 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius) are not fevers and are fairly nonspecific. This does not mean that you are... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Broadwell
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Yes: It is possible, but not very common. If it is ra, the joints should be months or a year or two behind.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Broadwell
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
No: While these can be helpful to help the pain, they will not stop joint distraction and disability. This requires dmard medications and/or biologics.
A female asked:
Dr. Aaron Broadwell
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Not too common: The sclera, just like the joint lining, is a connective tissue. The same immune response can happen in the eye as well. Scleritis is becoming more ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Aaron Broadwell
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
ROM: Work on keeping range of motion and strength. You could use silly putty or other squeezable material.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Broadwell
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Diet, weight loss: Diet (avoiding high purine foods such as alcohol, red meat, shellfish), weight loss. This will only be able to decrease uric acid by 1-2 at the most.... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Broadwell
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Exam, emg/ncv: A good history and exam by a doctor as well as a possible EMG/nerve conduction test can be used to come down to this diagnosis. Symptoms could includ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Broadwell
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Mayo Clinic: I would use mayo clinic. They have campuses in minnesota, florida, and arizona.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Broadwell
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Not directly: Alcohol intake has little to do with the development of ra, but poor dental hygiene and smoking both have been associated with an increased risk of ra... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Broadwell
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Many: The most important part of RA is to be on disease modifying therapy. Every patient is different. Drugs like methotrexate, enbrel, (etanercept) humir... Read More
A 68-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Broadwell
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Many ways: Ra has joint swelling and usually an hour or more of morning stiffness. Ra can sometimes have positive blood tests. If the wrists or large knuckles ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Broadwell
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Rheumatologists: Rheumatologists deal with rheumatology. We are primarily trained on how to treat improperly acting immune systems (as in ra).
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Broadwell
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
250 is usually high: Different labs have different scales, but 250 is the highest my lab (quest) even goes. That is a high result in any lab and strongly suggests ra.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Broadwell
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Very different: Mixed connective tissue disease is a specific disease characterized by a combo of symptoms with a high titer rnp antibody. Lupus is the prototype con... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Broadwell
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Complements: Complements are parts of the immune system. Lupus activity decreases complements. Infection causes a rise in complements in general. They are termed... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Broadwell
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Talk with doctor: Osteoporosis does not hurt! it is a completely painless disease until you break something. This is not what is causing your symptoms.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Broadwell
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Calcium: You can take calcium carbonate or calcium citrate. Make sure and follow the directions on the bottle as to whether or not to take it with food. Natu... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Broadwell
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
No: This would not significantly change your uric acid levels.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Broadwell
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Sometimes : The rheumatoid factor and ccp can help diagnose ra, but these lab tests are not perfect. A rheumatologist can diagnose you however.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Broadwell
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Yes: Neither the creatinine (kidney function) or the uric acid (can be associated with gout) are too abnormal and neither is associated with fevers.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Broadwell
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Sports Med or NS: For your age, id try a sports medicine doctor. If it seems to be coming from the back, i'd see a neurosurgeon to do an mri.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Broadwell
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Yes: Could definitely be a rheumatology issue. Could be jia (juvenile idiopathic arthritis- either associated with psoriasis or not). Could be other thin... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Broadwell
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Lupus: Autoimmune hemolytic anemia can be part of lupus. You so not have to worry about aha if you have RA however.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Broadwell
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Yes: It definitely can. It may be radiating pain or you might be using your leg muscles differently to protect your aching knees.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Broadwell
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Spondyloarthritis: Hlab27 is a generic marker that is in 8% of the caucasian population. Many people with diseased called spondyloarthropathies (ankylosing spondylitis,... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Broadwell
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Anything: Ebv igg just means that you have been exposed to mono in the past. It doesn't mean anything recent- that's igm. With positive rheumatoid factor and s... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Broadwell
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Unlikely: If you are premenopausal and have normal kidneys, gout is very unlikely. Ra tests are not always positive in ra. Do you have psoriasis or is there pa... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Broadwell
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Different diseases: Ra is an autoimmune disease which affects the joints and causes pain, stiffness, and swelling. Osteoporosis is an asymptomatic disease of brittle bon... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Broadwell is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Broadwell is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Apr 24, 2014
Very happy with his doctor's advice. Very kind and his response
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! In which way dr? This is so sad my wife only 32 years old n suffering
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! The test was just repeated a year later and still same No. How bad?
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Yes i don't feel unwell just cold, Probably just minor for now :)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, TX
Graduated 2007MD

Residency

MAYO CLINIC

Awards

Alpha Omega Alpha, AOA
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

Willis Knighton Medical Center, Shreveport, LA
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