Dr. Michael Guma, DO

Dr. Michael Guma, DO

Rheumatology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 56
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Dr. Michael Guma, DO is a rheumatology specialist in North Arlington, NJ and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from At Still University Health Sciences/Kirksville College Of Osteopathic Medicine in 1989 and specializes in rheumatology.

312 Belleville Tpke Ste 3A

North Arlington, NJ 07031

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • QualCare

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No malpractice claims found for New Jersey
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Guma's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Guma treats Arthritis more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Guma treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Allergic Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Juvenile Gout
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Wear & Tear Arthritis
Autoimmune Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Guma treats Autoimmune Diseases more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Guma treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Osteoarthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Guma treats Osteoarthritis more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Guma treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist

Dr. Guma's conditions and procedures:

  • Amyloidosis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Familial Mediterranean Fever
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Takayasu's Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

About Me

Care Philosophy

We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person.

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

Saint Michael's Medical Center - Seton Hall Univ Sch Grad Med Ed
Fellowship Hospital
Saint Michael's Medical Center - Seton Hall Univ Sch Grad Med Ed
Residency Hospital
Saint Michael's Medical Center - Seton Hall Univ Sch Grad Med Ed
Internship Hospital
1989
At Still University Health Sciences/Kirksville College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School
1989

Awards

Dr. Guma's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Guma

3.8

Based on 27 reviews

5 Stars
62.96296296296296%
(17)
4 Stars
7.407407407407407%
(2)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
3.7037037037037037%
(1)
1 Star
25.925925925925927%
(7)

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even though he has internal medicine + rheumatology, he won't prescribe any medicine even if it was his RA pills that caused side effects, so if you have side effects, you need to visit a PCP and pay that PCP too. So much for internal medicine degree!! I have been his patient for 5 years and he is very insensitive, the only reason im with him is coz of my insurance. he won't care for any symptoms other than RA , no other pain matters to him. 2 hours by default wait, staff too inefficient, full of young females!! who don't call you after following up on a prescribed medicine with insurance neither bothers calling you to tell you what happened. The staff keeps forgetting sending pils to the pharmacy or following up & informing the patient. no matter how sick, the patient ends up following 100 times & yet those girls don't give answers regarding inquiries on prescription or return calls as promised. the office hours of the doctor is equally limited, hardly 3 days!
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The BEST Rheumatologist in the entire tri-state area. He really cares about me for over 12 plus years now ! I highly recommend Dr Guma!
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Dr. Guma diagnosed me when I was 35yrs old and I have been with him for the past 5 years. If it wasn't for him I still would have been in pain since no one knew where the pain was stemming from. All these bad reviews are nonsense. He is not arrogant at all, he sits and listens to your concerns. He truly does care for his patients. I recommend him 1000%
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My dad had seen a slew of rheumatologists who were of little to no help and seemed to only prescribed higher doses of existing medication. When we first met with Dr. Guma several years ago, he scheduled comprehensive blood work and x-rays, discussed the results with us thoroughly and made changes to his medications. Within a few weeks, my dad was feeling better than he had in far too long. We have other family members who see Dr. Guma as well who say the same.
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No stars, poor service, told me he could not help me. Overcharged insurance. Stay away!
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I have seen many doctors over the last few years for a rare disorder and no other doctor treated me with the kindness and consideration of Dr. Guma. Although this condition is not related to his specialty, he took the time to do research on his own time and advise me on how to move forward to find someone who could help me. Finally, I have hope because of him. God bless this man.. he is so very special and I feel blessed to know him.
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Dr. Guma is a great doctor, he is knowledgeable, compassionate and helpful. My only criticism is the overscheduling of patients. Consistent wait time of 45 minutes to an hour for a scheduled appointment.
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After visiting other rheumatologist, I walked into Dr. Guma's office with little hope that I would be able to walk normal again. I walked out with a clear and straight diagnosis and a treatment plan that would ultimately relieve my symptoms. Dr. Guma is an excellent Dr. and a credit to his craft. Don't confuse confidence with arrogance.
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I would NEVER recommend this man to anyone, not even my WORST enemy! The second he walked in the room he exude pure arrogance and ego. I'm a 43 yr old female looking for a "real Rheumatologist". This guy couldn't diagnose a severed head.
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Awesome doctor that met every need. Most helpful with the situation. Staff are all friendly and efficient.
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Took my mother ,first the office staff very professional ,then proceed with doctor which i was amazed the curtsy he had with my mother he ask questions to the problem she was encounter then ask if she had any questions to him ,i have not seen a doctor like Dr Guma for the last 25 years , in fact i have problems finding a good doctor for my self. He is the doctor you can trust .
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Dr. Guma is a very arrogant doctor. He is not sympathetic at all. Avoid going to this doctor at all costs. He will waste your time and money.
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Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
EmblemHealth
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Direct Access
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
QualCare
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