Nasseri Rapid Arthritis Care & Evaluation (NRACE)
Given the increasing number of patients with arthritic conditions in our population, primary care practices naturally demand quicker service for their patients who are experiencing urgent chronic joint and muscle pain. Understanding that rheumatological care can generally be difficult to schedule on short notice, the Nasseri Clinic is pleased to introduce the premier urgent rheumatology care service called NRACE. Under our NRACE program, referring physicians can schedule an appointment for their patients who require urgent rheumatology evaluation within 24 hours.
Physicians: To schedule patients, please call (410) 744-0661 and choose Option 1.
Note: For all non-urgent rheumatology cases, our policy is to see a patient within one week.
Musculoskeletal Ultrasonographic Evaluation
Ultrasonography, commonly referred to as ultrasound imaging or sonography, is the use of an imaging instrument that uses reflected pulses of high frequency, referred to as ultrasonic, sound waves to study soft tissues, cartilage, bone surfaces, and fluid containing structures. Ultrasonographic imaging, once exclusively utilized by radiologists, is becoming more available in select rheumatology clinics and orthopedic centers. The Nasseri Clinic employs one of the most advanced ultrasound sonography devices available to study and treat rheumatology-related cases.
Ultrasound Guided Intra-Articular Injections
One of the more exciting advances in interventional rheumatology at the Nasseri Clinic is the use of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound to help guide injections, such as steroid and glycosaminoglycan injections. The ultrasound instrument is used first to study the injured structure. Subsequently, the needle is introduced under the supervision of the ultrasound, helping to increase precision of the procedure. Ultrasound guidance facilitates a better outcome during injection procedures that would, in most cases, be difficult to attempt. Moreover, the use of ultrasound improves the accuracy and, therefore, the safety of many procedures by helping to locate the injured anatomy while avoiding adjacent anatomy, such as blood vessels and nerves.
Nerve Conduction Studies
Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS) are primarily used for patients who present symptoms of paresthesias or numbness, tingling, burning and/or weakness of the arms and legs. At the Nasseri Clinic, where an investigation via NCS is required, the NCS is completed only after a physical exam and after a thorough history of the patient has been gathered and evaluated.
Some of the common disorders that can be diagnosed by nerve conduction studies are:
Joint Connection Exercise Program
Experts agree that sticking with any exercise program requires
a combination of interest and observable progress. Our Joint
Connection Exercise Program (JCEP) has been designed to
acheive both for clients who wish to inhibit their pain and sustain
mobility through an enjoyable exercise program with tangible results.
The JCEP has several different courses which are tailored to the physical and medical status of each client. Upon the client's evaluation by a board-certified Rheumatologist, the client will receive a consultation from Master Choung, a renowned martial arts and personal trainer. These initial steps will determine the client's exercise capacity, which will become the baseline for the personalized exercises course lasting 4 to 12 weeks.
At the Nasseri Clinic, we work with mission-oriented physical therapists to provide our patients with the best physical therapy care possible. Our therapists work with patients to treat overuse injuries, rehab from surgery and help to prevent future injuries by treating and managing your overall health. Our hands-on approach extends beyond the traditional physical therapy clinic by providing the latest technology in rehabilitation and sports performance.
State-of-the-art, digital X-Rays are available, in-house, at our Catonsville location. This X-Ray unit allows our physicians to view the X-Ray images within a few minutes of the X-Ray technologists performing the exam, which helps make your visit to Nasseri Clinic of Arthritic and Rheumatic Disease a comfortable, convenient, and safe experience.
In-house, X-Ray imaging services include, but are not limited to:
Hand, wrist elbow, arm, (humerus, ulna, radius) shoulder
foot, ankle, knee, leg (tibia, fibula, femur)
Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar
Pelvis / Hip
In addition to convenient blood drawing services, our in-house laboratory provides many routine Hematology, chemistry and Immunoassay tests to assist with diagnosis and patient monitoring without extended waiting time for the results.
Dr. Nasseri has over 16 years of experience in training medical residents how to diagnose and treat autoimmune inflammatory diseases with IV infusion and injectable medications and has assembled a very professional, dedicated, and experienced team at the Jean Walter (JW) Infusion Center.
The Jean Walter Infusion Center is committed to providing a safe and professional environment where our patients enjoy a relaxing experience while receiving their infusion/injectable treatments in a state-of-the-art facility.
Do you have chronic fatigue or joint pain? Talk to your healthcare provider today about Myers’ Cocktail.
Myers’ Cocktail is an intravenous vitamin infusion which enhances the immune system, reduces fatigue, helps with seasonal allergies, as well as reducing reduces symptoms of fibromyalgia and asthma. Key constituents include Vitamin B complex, B6, B12, Vitamin C and minerals infused over 1-hour. The Myers’ Cocktail works by increasing the blood concentration of several essential vitamins and minerals beyond that which can be achieved when supplementing orally. Some patients feel an energy boost lasting days or weeks. The recommended initial dose is weekly for the first two months and then monthly, thereafter.