Rheumatology | Male | 62 years old
Arthritis & Rheumatology Clinic
740 Jordan St
Shreveport, LA 71101
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Board Certified Rheumatologist
Robert E. Goodman, M.D. is a Board-certified Rheumatologist who has been caring for patients in the Ark-La-Tex for 30 years. Dr. Goodman and the ARC staff of caring, compassionate healthcare professionals utilize their expertise and years of experience combined with cutting-edge technology and the latest treatments to provide the very best of healthcare.
The Arthritis & Rheumatology Clinic is located at 740 Jordan Street in Shreveport. Dr. Goodman and the healthcare professionals at ARC are honored to partner with you in your healthcare. Dr. Goodman accepts new patients, and no physician referral is necessary. One of the highest compliments we receive is the referral of our patients' family and friends.
ARC offers a full-service infusion suite, and in-house diagnostic services including a CLIA-certified laboratory, complete x-ray services, MRI, Ultrasound, and bone densitometry. ARC was the first private practice in Northwest Louisiana to offer bone density testing, and Dr. Goodman is certified by the International Society for Clinical Densitometry to read and interpret bone density tests.
Rheumatic diseases and conditions we diagnose and treat at ARC include rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, fibromyalgia, gout, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), ankylosing spondylitis, polymyalgia rheumatica, bursitis, tendinitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, polymyositis, sarcoidosis, undifferentiated connective tissue disease, Paget's disease, Raynaud's phenomenon, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, Reiter's syndrome, scleroderma, Sjogren's syndrome, & reactive arthritis among others. There are over 100 different types of arthritis. Dr. Goodman diagnoses and treats them all.
Education: A Louisiana native, he is a graduate of Jesuit High School (now Loyola) in Shreveport, Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, and received his Doctor of Medicine from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport (now LSUHSC School of Medicine).
Dr. Goodman's post graduate training includes an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina and a fellowship in Rheumatology at the prestigious University of Tennessee Center for the Health sciences in Memphis, Tennessee. The Rheumatology Fellowship program at the UTCHS has been in existence since 1959 when it was established by Professor Glenn Clark, one of the first full-time rheumatologists in the United States.
A member of the active staff at Willis-Knighton Health Systems and Christus Health Systems, Dr. Goodman is a member of the following professional associations:
American Medical Association American College of Physicians American Society of Internal Medicine American College of Rheumatology Past President of the Ark-la-Tex Arthritis Association Shreveport Medical Society: Past Board Member, and Newsletter Editor Louisiana State Medical Society
Dr. Goodman received the 2013 Humanitarian Award from Martin Luther King Health Center, where he has been a volunteer and supporter for over 25 years. MLK Health Center offers comprehensive primary healthcare and pharmacy services at no cost to uninsured or underinsured patients with chronic illness who otherwiseoften forgo routine medical care because of a lack of resources.
For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call us today, and one of our friendly team members will be happy to help you. After all, we are here for you! We hope you find this information helpful, and that you have a wonderful day!
"Blending the latest scientific information with personalized patient care is the way I approach the treatment of patients who have arthritic disease."
Robert E. Goodman, M.D.
Dr. Goodman has 30 years of experience in Rheumatology.
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Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the... More
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
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