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Dr. Tracy Brenner

Rheumatology
Indianapolis, IN
18 years experience female

Locations

Indiana University Health Physicians

Indianapolis, IN

Address

8820 South Meridian Street , Ste 100, Indianapolis, IN
Directions

Fax

3178656996

About

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Rheumatology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

9 Answers
6 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Brenner
Rheumatology 18 years experience
Better outlook now: The prognosis for RA is markedly improved since the advent of biologics. Often combination therapy is used to keep the disease as quiet as possible. ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Brenner
Rheumatology 18 years experience
Depends on the lab. : There are different methods of measuring the ANA. Often it may be read as a titer. A result less than 1:40 is negative. Often an ANA of 1:40, 1:80 a... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Brenner
Rheumatology 18 years experience
Other biologic.: The details of your child's history and past treatments are unknown, of course, but one could consider an alternative biologic. Each one is designed d... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Brenner
Rheumatology 18 years experience
No cure but tx: There is no "cure" for rheumatoid arthritis. That being said, there are medications that can potentially put the disease into "remission." Often co... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Brenner
Rheumatology 18 years experience
Deems closer look.: There are multiple potential reasons for swollen feet/tightness. Some are unrelated to osteoarthritis (OA). Some are related to medication taken for ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Brenner
Rheumatology 18 years experience
More than one factor: Often autoimmune disorders are thought to develop according to a "two hit" hypothesis. First there is a possible genetic predisposition for autoimmun... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Brenner
Rheumatology 18 years experience
Likely.: Given the low titer to begin with, it was likely a false positive. Mildly positive ANA's can also be seen in non-rheumatologic conditions such as Has... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Tracy Brenner
Rheumatology 18 years experience
Reactive arthritis: May be a reactive arthritis due to bacteria such as Strep v. viral infection versus STD versus chronic infection (e.g. hep b/c). Cannot r/o early con... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Brenner
Rheumatology 18 years experience
Benefits vs. risks.: Methotrexate has been used for the last several decades for rheumatoid arthritis and continues to be the mainstay therapy. It is also used for juveni... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

Testimonials
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Brenner is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Brenner is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you. I'm seeing my own doctor today so will mention it.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks ,
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Thanks for your quick reply!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, NY
Graduated 2004MD
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