Certification: Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Medical Association Memberships: American College of Physicians
Practice Philosophy: I chose rheumatology as a specialty because I find inflammatory and autoimmune conditions interesting. Some of the conditions are treated readily, but many rheumatologic conditions are chronic diseases requiring long term management with systemic immunotherapy. I enjoy getting to know my patients and offering available treatments to improve their symptoms and quality of life.
Professional School: Wayne State University School of Medicine
Residency: Madigan Army Medical Center
Fellowship: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Internship: Madigan Army Medical Center
Bardenheier BH, Duffy J, Duderstadt SK, Higgs JB, Keith MP, Papadopoulos PJ, Gilliland WR, McNeil MM. Anthrax Vaccine and the Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus in the U.S. Military: A Case-Control Study. Mil Med. 2016 Oct;181(10):1348-1356. doi: 10.7205/MILMED-D-15-00485.
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Patricia Papadopoulos, MD, is board certified in internal medicine and rheumatology. She provides care for a full spectrum of rheumatologic conditions, including inflammatory arthritis, connective tissue disease, vasculitis, soft tissue rheumatism and osteoarthritis. She also performs rheumatologic procedures, including arthrocentesis and bursa aspiration and injection. Dr. Papadopoulos is a fellow member of the American College of Rheumatology.
The services Dr. Papadopoulos provides include: