The Arthritis Institute of Long Island has dedicated professionals and is a full service diagnostic private practice located in Hicksville, New York. The Institute has a laboratory laboratory accredited by CLIA, MRI, X-rays, DEXA scanner for osteoporosis and infusion center. The recent incorporation of a GE LOGIQ portable e musculoskeletal ultrasound now allows the immediate evaluation of many joint and muscle problems.
Dr. Richard Blau is a board-certified rheumatologist, specializing in the diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of diseases that cause significant muscle or joint pain. He treats more than 200 types of diseases that affect the joints and muscles, such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, lupus and tendonitis. It also treats soft tissue problems related to soft tissue disorders related to the musculoskeletal system.
More than twenty years ago, he was one of the first physicians to unlock the power of computerized medical records to help improve patient care. More recently, he became the first physician on the East Coast to take Diagnostic Needle Arthroscopy to his private practice. This is an innovative and advanced technology that allows a doctor to look directly at the patient's knee. He was also one of the first rheumatologists in New York to use miniaturized MRI in the rheumatology office for the early diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis.
His experience has taken him to the local and national scene as a lecturer for doctors, doctors in training and medical students in a variety of topics, including: the role of electronic medical records (EHR) in the private medical office, computerization of the office medical and the future of private practice medicine. He has also lectured on innovations in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout and osteoporosis.
He is the author of many self-help articles, and along with renowned health writer EA Tremblay, co-author of the best-selling self-help book on arthritis, Too Young to Feel Old – The Arthritis Doctor's 28-day Formula for Pain- Free Live.
Video credits to Richard Blau YouTube channel