Information for Physicians
This page is provided by Thomas J. A. Lehman MD
Delivering the best care - with great care
Dr. Lehman is the author
of many textbook chapters and articles on the care of children and young adults
with rheumatic diseases. He practices in
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AT THE HOSPITAL FOR SPECIAL SURGERY IN
For more information you may wish to consult my book – This book is written to answer questions that non-rheumatologists have at a level that is accessible both to general physicians and to parents who may always be asking you for more information.
It’s not just
A guide to childhood muscle, bone, and joint pain,
rheumatic diseases and the latest treatments
“Dr. Tom Lehman’s experience and compassion are evident on every page of this book, and they help guide the reader—child, parent, and healthcare professional alike – through the world of childhood arthritis. This book is an absolute gem written with a single goal in mind: improve the lives of kids with arthritis.” -- Jack Klippel, M.D. President and CEO of the Arthritis Foundation
“Dr. Lehman has given parents and families of children with
arthritis the first book that speaks to the parent and child as equals. His book explains the illnesses, the
medications, the lab tests, and the disease course in simple, understandable
lay language and givens them valuable insight into how a pediatric
rheumatologist thinks. Bravo!”-- Charles Spencer, M.D.,
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics,
It has always been a frustration trying to answer the many questions I have received from people over the web. I can’t take the time and give them the detail I would like to. I have to take care of my patients. This book is a distillation of my experience answering questions for parents and health professionals over 25 years of practice. If you want to know about the diseases, the tests, the medications, or how to be sure you are getting the best care– If you are the family member of a child with joint pains, this book will give you the answers. If you are a general physician, a pediatrician, or a nurse who cares for children with these diseases it will answer many of the questions families ask you, and you can recommend it to them. It will also answer many of your questions about what shots to give, what precautions to take, and the other questions families, pediatricians, and other health care providers have asked me over the years.
Dr. Lehman is the author of many textbook chapters and articles on the care of children and young adults with SLE. He practices in New York City. Click here for more information about Dr. Lehman or the Hospital for Special Surgery.
The Arthritis Foundation also works with children with lupus.
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