Dr. Robert Goodman, MD

Dr. Robert Goodman, MD

Rheumatology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 64
Dr. Robert Goodman, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Shreveport, LA and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from Louisiana State University School Of Medicine In Shreveport in 1980 and specializes in rheumatology.Read his story

740 Jordan St

Shreveport, LA 71101

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Insurance Accepted

  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Humana
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more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hands
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Goodman's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Goodman "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. Affiliations: 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!"
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Goodman ""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. "

1  Specialties

  • Rheumatology

2  Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

59  Conditions Treated

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9  Procedures

  • Bone Density Scan
  • Bursa Injection
  • Infusion Therapy
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Steroid Injection
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • X-Ray

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Louisana State Univ
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1976
  • Louisiana State University School Of Medicine In Shreveport
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Medical University Of South Carolina
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Medical University Of South Carolina
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • University Of Tennessee Center For Health Sciences
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1985

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Goodman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Goodman to family and friends
21 total reviews (7 have comments)

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Dr. Goodman's Performance

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  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

1st visit was 6 hours of lab and x-rays. 10 minutes with him. He ignored my concerns and just said "mmhmm" to everything. I told him my complete medical history, which is a lot of issues other than my RA and Fibro. I mentioned pain management, he asks, "why do you need that?". He did not hear a...more
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All inclusive first visit. Very professional and friendly staff. Dr Goodman was very kind and listened to all concerns.
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Real nice doctor. Staff is very awesome. Office has a Christian atmosphere.
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I was a patient of Dr. Goodman's office for 4 years. Basically I would go in every 3 months, see one of the NP's unless she had called in sick and have massive amounts of lab drawn, and given my next appointment. On those rare times Dr. Goodman himself saw me, he would breeze into the room, pat my...more
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I take my mother for her doctor visits with Dr. Goodman. Our experiences with him have always been very positive. We both agree that Dr. Goodman has the following qualities: patient, attentive, good listener, and thorough.
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