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Dr. Amit Golding

Rheumatology
MD
20 years experience

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Rheumatology

Languages spoken

English

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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amit Golding
20 years experience
Do: Do eat cherries. Limit alcohol consumption. Don't eat organ meats. Limit shell fish. Limit sodas.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amit Golding
20 years experience
Ignore: LOTS of evidence that regular, low-impact exercise helps to preserve joints and reduce pain.
A 31-year-old female asked:
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Spot urine protein: Testing a urine sample for "spot" urine protein and creatinine is a very useful screen for elevated urine protein and for active kidney disease in pat... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
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Weakness>Pain: Myositis is inflammation of muscles caused by autoimmune attack of the muscle tissue. It can sometimes be painful but the primary symptom is progressi... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
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Symmetric & Proximal: Myositis is inflammation of muscles caused by autoimmune attack of the muscle tissue. It can sometimes be painful but the primary symptom is progressi... Read More
A member asked:
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Innate and Adaptive: Innate immune cells such as neutrophils are our first-line defense and this type of immune system is found in most animals. Adaptive immune cells, suc... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
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Serious but Rxable: Myositis is inflammation of muscles caused by autoimmune attack of the muscle tissue. It can sometimes be painful but the primary symptom is progressi... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
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Manage immunity: Helper T cells are unit commanders that instruct soldiers on the front lines. They help B cells secrete protective antibodies. They help "killer" T ce... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amit Golding
20 years experience
Ignore: You can live gout free. Just avoid foods high in purine. Take meds as prescribed (allopurinol).
A 19-year-old female asked:
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ANA not in sarcoid: ANA, or anti-nuclear antibody, is a sensitive and specific test for systemic lupus erythematosus only at high titer >1:320. A low titer positive AN... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amit Golding
20 years experience
Ignore: Ask your doctor what prescription meds might cause a gout flare; especially fluid pills (diuretics).
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amit Golding
20 years experience
Find a high risk ob.: SLE and pregnancy can be complicated. However, many women with SLE have successful and and uneventful pregnancies. It is very important to have an OB ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amit Golding
20 years experience
Maybe Wrist Arthriti: Depending what kind of arthritis you have, the wrist can also be affected. Swelling of the wrist joint and tendons can impinge on nerves, including pr... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amit Golding
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Many Options: Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disease primarily affecting the joints. There is a very wide range of Disease Modifying antiRheumatic Drugs (DMA... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amit Golding
20 years experience
Not available: The lyme vaccine is no longer available in the United States. The previously approved lyme vaccine was found to have only limited effectiveness. Inter... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
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Mucle testing: Inflammatory myopathy, including polymyositis, is best diagnosed and treated by a trained rheumatologist. Symptoms are proximal muscle weakness. Abnor... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
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Hard Skin: In Scleroderma, autoimmune inflammation leads to fibrosis, thickening and tightening of the skin. In some cases, only the hands are affected, making f... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amit Golding
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RA NOT contagious.: Rheumatoid arthritis is symmetrical inflammatory arthritis, often involving the wrists and first knuckles in the fingers, resulting in redness, swelli... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amit Golding
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Weakness>Pain: Myositis is inflammation of muscles caused by autoimmune attack of the muscle tissue. It can sometimes be painful but the primary symptom is progressi... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amit Golding
20 years experience
Hard Skin: In Scleroderma, autoimmune inflammation leads to fibrosis, thickening and tightening of the skin. In some cases, only the hands are affected, making f... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amit Golding
20 years experience
Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine): Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) 200 to 400 mg daily is often effective in treating and preventing lupus skin rash. Ask your doctor about the potential... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
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Allergy/Rheumatology: Allergy/Immunology specialists (as opposed to rheumatologists) treat people with various allergies and with asthma. This includes adults, but often mu... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
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20 years experience
Combination therapy: Rheumatoid arthritis should be diagnosed and managed by a trained rheumatologist. The anti-ccp antibody is highly specific for RA. Methotrexate, in co... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amit Golding
20 years experience
Inflammation: ESR or erythrocyte sedimentation rate is a reflection of inflammation in the body. It is not a very specific test. It can be elevated in the setting o... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
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No red meat/shellfis: Gout is one form of arthritis that is very strongly influenced by what you eat. Uric acid is derived from the break down of purines, which are enriche... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amit Golding
20 years experience
Blood clots: Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS) can exist on its own or in association with another autoimmune condition such as lupus. It is caused by antibodies tha... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amit Golding
20 years experience
Weakness>Pain: Myositis is inflammation of muscles caused by autoimmune attack of the muscle tissue. It can sometimes be painful but the primary symptom is progressi... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amit Golding
20 years experience
Hard Skin: In Scleroderma, autoimmune inflammation leads to fibrosis, thickening and tightening of the skin. In some cases, only the hands are affected, making f... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amit Golding
20 years experience
Combinatorial: The genes that encode our antigen receptors (immunoglobulin and T cell receptors) are made up of hundreds of gene segments. These "V-D-J" segments rec... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amit Golding
20 years experience
SLE diagnosis: Systemic lupus erythematosus, or lupus, is best diagnosed by an experienced rheumatologist. A high-titer ANA, >1:320 is both sensitive and specific... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amit Golding
20 years experience
ANA titer matters.: ANA, or anti-nuclear antibody, is a a sensitive and specific test for systemic lupus erythematosus ONLY at high titer >1:320. Up to one in ten HEAL... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amit Golding
20 years experience
Ignore: A big red toe! 10 cherries. the sound of relief.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amit Golding
20 years experience
ANA titer matters.: ANA, or anti-nuclear antibody, is a a sensitive and specific test for systemic lupus erythematosus ONLY at high titer >1:320. Up to one in ten HEAL... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Golding is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Golding is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your quick reply made me feel good!
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Thank you, your quick reply made me feel good!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, MD
Graduated 2002MD

Awards

Top Rheumatologist , Third Place, National - Fall
2014
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