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FOR RELEASE: November 1 , 2007
CONTACT: Pamela Williams
Office of Communications
405/271-5601

Rheumatologist to Discuss Diagnosis and Management of Arthritis

“Arthritis: A General Overview of Diagnosis and Management” is the topic for the Thursday, Nov. 15 meeting of the Oklahoma Arthritis Network (OAN) at 2 p.m. at the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH), 1000 N.E. 10th Street, Oklahoma City.

Guest speaker for the event will be Dr. Robert McArthur, rheumatologist, who will present a broad approach to understanding the different types of arthritis and how diagnoses are made. He will emphasize different treatment strategies and interventions that may be appropriate for certain types of arthritis. The discussion will be interactive with the doctor conducting a question and answer session.

Dr. McArthur has been a rheumatologist with McBride Clinic since 1993 and practices in the Norman office. He received his undergraduate training at Southern Nazarene University and completed his medical training and residency at the University of Oklahoma. His fellowship in rheumatology was competed at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

Dr. McArthur limits his practice to rheumatology with a special interest in rheumatoid arthritis and other forms of inflammatory arthritis. He has special interest in the diagnosis and management of osteoporosis. In addition, Dr. McArthur has participated in research for the treatment of systemic lupus.

If you live outside the Oklahoma City metropolitan area and would like to attend the Nov. 15 OAN meeting, videoconference locations are available in some communities. Please contact the closest county health department in your area.

To learn more information about the OAN and upcoming events, contact Marisa (New) Wells, coordinator of the OSDH Arthritis Prevention and Education Program, at (405) 271-9444, ext. 56410, or e-mail her at marisan@health.ok.gov.

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