Dr. Robert Goodman, MD

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Dr. Robert Goodman, MD


Rheumatology | Male

Arthritis & Rheumatology Clinic 740 Jordan St, Shreveport, LA 71101 Get Directions
(318) 424-9240

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"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.Read more

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Patient Reviews (5)
in Shreveport La. |
Real nice doctor. Staff is very awesome. Office has a Christian atmosphere.
in Bossier City, LA |
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 hand, spout some platitudes, order lab and leave. Of all the lab and radiological tests performed on me during the 4 years I was treated by this office, never once was I advised of the results.
in Bossier City, LA |
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.
in Shreveport, LA |
The new patient visit took 3.5 hours, I sat in a room for hours while I waited for the PA to meet with Dr. Goodman. Once he finally found his way to my room, my place of employment was brought up and he lost his mind. Apparently he has a vendetta against my employer and he proceeded to tell me how awful they were and went on and on. I finally told him I am here to see you NOT discuss my employer he left the room and his PA finish the consultation.
in Shreveport, LA |
Failed to diagnose my scleroderma although all the signs showed on my hands and legs. It took my lung specialist to ask if I had been told. Changed to new lupus doctor. Goodman also failed to refer me to lung and heart doctor for shortnesss of breath that I complained about for years. Took my kidney doctor to give me a referral and he also gave me magnesium for my headaches that I complained about for years. Goodman is in it for the money. My lungs are lupus damaged and I could have died.
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Dr. Goodman says...

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!

Dr. Goodman's Care Philosophy

"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.

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Dr. Goodman has 30 years of experience in Rheumatology.

Dr. Goodman's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Rheumatology
  •  Board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology
  •  Malpractice claims in Louisiana not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Connective Tissue Disorders
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Felty's Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Paget's Disease
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleroderma
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Takayasu's Arteritis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis


  • Medical School
    Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport

    Graduated in 1980

  • Internship Hospital
    Medical University of South Carolina

    Completed in 1981

  • Residency Hospital
    Medical University of South Carolina

    Completed in 1983

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences

    Completed in 1985

  • Undergraduate School
    Louisana State Univ

    Graduated in 1976

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Rheumatology

Procedures Performed

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