Dr. Harjinder Chowdhary, MD

RheumatologyMaleAge 56

Dr. Harjinder Chowdhary, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Norwich, CT and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Chowdhary has more experience with Osteoporosis & Screening, Arthritis & Arthropathy, and Autoimmune Diseases than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Armed Forces Med Coll, Poona U medical school in 1987. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Backus Hospital and Day Kimball Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Chowdhary to book an appointment.

Dr. Chowdhary

Backus Outpatient Care Center

12 Case St Ste 212 Norwich, CT 06360
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Chowdhary

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Osteoporosis & Screening

Osteoporosis specialists diagnose and treat conditions characterized by low bone density and bone weakness, such as osteoporosis and osteopenia.Compare with other Osteoporosis & Screening specialists.

Dr. Chowdhary is experienced in the area of Osteoporosis & Screening. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Osteoporosis
Osteopenia
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Arthritis & Arthropathy

Arthritis and arthropathy specialists diagnose and treat diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis that damage joints, causing pain, stiffness and swelling.Compare with other Arthritis & Arthropathy specialists.

Dr. Chowdhary is experienced in the area of Arthritis & Arthropathy. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Arthritis
Gout
Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis of Knee
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Autoimmune Diseases

Autoimmune disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, and celiac disease in which the immune system attacks healthy cells.Compare with other Autoimmune Diseases specialists.

Dr. Chowdhary is experienced in the area of Autoimmune Diseases. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
Sarcoidosis
Systemic Sclerosis
Rheumatoid Arthritis
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Dr. Chowdhary's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Felty's Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Goodpasture's Disease
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spondylitis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Takayasu's Arteritis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

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Dr. Chowdhary accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Access Blue New England Network-CT
Balanced Pathway Tiered-CT PPO
Balanced Pathway-CT HMO
Balanced Pathway-CT PPO
Blue New England Network-CT HMO
BlueCare Health Plan (with Expanded Network - Tiered)-CT
BlueCare Health Plan (with Expanded Network)-CT
BlueCare Select (Tiered - Charter)-CT
BlueCare Select (Tiered - Elm)-CT
BlueChoice New England Network-CT
Bronze Pathway X Enhanced Tiered-CT HMO
Bronze Pathway X w/HSA-CT HMO
Bronze Pathway X w/HSA-CT PPO
Bronze Pathway X-CT PPO
Bronze Standard Pathway X for HSA-CT PPO
Bronze Standard Pathway X-CT PPO
Catastrophic Pathway X Enhanced-CT HMO
Century Preferred (Tiered)-CT
Century Preferred Select (Tiered - Charter)-CT
Century Preferred Select (Tiered - Elm)-CT
Century Preferred Tiered (Select Network)-CT
Century Preferred-CT
Choice BlueCare-CT HMO
Choice Century Preferred Basic-CT PPO
City of New Haven - BlueCard-CT
City of New Haven - Century Preferred-CT
CT Children's Medical Center - Tiered-CT PPO
Day Kimball Tiered-CT PPO
Gold Pathway X Enhanced Tiered-CT HMO
Gold Pathway X-CT HMO
Gold Pathway X-CT PPO
Gold Standard Pathway X-CT PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway CT (Small Grp)-CT HMO
Pathway CT (Small Grp)-CT PPO
Pathway CT Tiered (Small Grp)-CT PPO
Pathway Enhanced (Ind)-CT HMO
Pathway Enhanced Tiered (Ind)-CT HMO
Pathway X (Ind)-CT PPO
Pathway X (Small Grp)-CT HMO
Pathway X (Small Grp)-CT PPO
Pathway X Enhanced (Ind -)-CT HMO
Pathway X Enhanced Tiered (Ind)-CT HMO
Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
Platinum Pathway X-CT PPO
Silver Pathway X Tiered-CT PPO
Silver Pathway X w/HSA-CT HMO
Silver Pathway X w/HSA-CT PPO
Silver Pathway X-CT PPO
Silver Standard Coinsurance Pathway X-CT PPO
Silver Standard Pathway X-CT PPO
State BlueCare (Local Network only)-CT
State BlueCare (with Expanded Network - Tiered)-CT
State BlueCare (with Expanded Network)-CT
State Preferred (Tiered)-CT
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USA-CT PPO
Yale New Haven Health System - Tiered-CT PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
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CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
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PHCS Network PPO

Dr. Chowdhary's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Chowdhary

4.9

Based on 28 ratings

5 Stars
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  • Appointment scheduling (26)
  • Listened & answered questions (26)
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well (2)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (2)
  • Appointment was rushed (1)
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Very patient, thorough, experienced, kind and caring. Excellent MD (coming from an RN)!
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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T-RN – Nov 10, 2020
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Dr Chowdhary Is it amazing doctor —-but most of all he is amazing human being! This is like no Doctor you have ever met. Kind caring honest and compassionate I can’t say enough good about this human being —may God give him a long life. I would give him 10 **********
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
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  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Concetta Falcone-Codding – Jun 23, 2019
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I absolutely adore this doctor . I have been in pain for years. Our first visit he told me he was going to run some tests . He suspected sjogrens. (I had never heard of this ) but sure enough. I have sjogrens syndrome. Now I have an answer for what's causing my pain . And a doctor , who is very kind and excellent at what he does . I can't thank him enough . I don't feel like I'm losing my mind any more. I actually enjoy going to my apartments . And learning all I can from this exceptional man
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Apr 11, 2019
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I am a new patient, but my first experience with Dr. Chowdhary was very positive. He is very knowledgeable. I like that he is also sensitive and a good listener.
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SZ in Norwich, CT – Dec 30, 2016
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I have moderate/severe RA and he has been my doctor since I was 18 yrs old. When he left Backus, I left with him. He is very knowledgeable and actually works with you to find the treatment plan that works best for YOU. When I was pregnant, then breastfeeding he took the time to listen to my concerns and worked with me to manage my RA through that process. Best doctor I've ever had for RA, very thorough and I would highly recommend him to anyone especially people who are newly diagnosed.
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Alta Felix in New London, CT – Aug 16, 2016
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my experiences with dr. chowdhary is alway positive. this man is a blessing to the medical field.i would be devastated without him.he has done a lot for my health issues. i would recommend him to everyone who has the issues he helps with.
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linda pharmer in ashford ct – Jan 16, 2016
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Harjinder Chowdhary, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Norwich, CT and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Chowdhary has more...Read more

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

2006
University CT Hlth Ctr
Fellowship Hospital
2004
Morristown Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2002
Morristown Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1987
Armed Forces Med Coll, Poona U
Medical School
,

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Does Dr. Harjinder Chowdhary, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Chowdhary has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Harjinder Chowdhary, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Harjinder Chowdhary, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Chowdhary frequently treats Osteoporosis & Screening, Arthritis & Arthropathy, and Autoimmune Diseases. See all practice areas where Dr. Chowdhary specializes.

Where is Dr. Harjinder Chowdhary, MD's office located?

Dr. Chowdhary's office is located at 12 Case St Ste 212, Norwich, CT 06360. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

Backus Outpatient Care Center12 Case St Ste 212 Norwich, CT 06360
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New England Rheumatology

New England Rheumatology LLC12 Case St Ste 212 Norwich, CT 06360
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Chowdhary is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Backus Hospital

Norwich, CT

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

Day Kimball Hospital

Putnam, CT

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average

Lawrence and Memorial Hospital

New London, CT

65% Patient Experience Rating, 4% lower than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)