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Dr. Sucharitha Shanmugam, MD

Rheumatology ·  Female · Age 42

Dr. Shanmugam

Dr. Sucharitha Shanmugam, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Pottstown, PA and has been practicing for 14 years. She graduated from Madras Med Coll in 2000 and specializes in rheumatology.


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Dr. Shanmugam's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Osteoporosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shanmugam treats Osteoporosis more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Shanmugam treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deficiency-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Disuse Osteoporosis
  • Drug-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Hyperthyroid Osteoporosis
  • Idiopathic Osteoporosis
  • Juvenile Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Related to Cancer
  • Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
  • Pregnancy-Associated Osteoporosis
  • Primary Osteoporosis
  • Secondary Osteoporosis
  • Senile Osteoporosis
  • Transient Osteoporosis of Hip
Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shanmugam treats Arthritis more than 96% of her peers

Dr. Shanmugam treats this condition more than 96% of her 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
Bone Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shanmugam treats Bone Disorders more than 96% of her peers

Dr. Shanmugam treats this condition more than 96% of her peers

Dr. Shanmugam's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • 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)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • 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
  • Purpura
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

Biography

Dr. Sucharitha Shanmugam, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Pottstown, PA and has been practicing for 14 years. She graduated from Madras Med Coll in 2000 and specializes in rheumatology.

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

Education

2005
Abington Memorial Hospital
Residency Hospital
2000
Madras Med Coll
Medical School
2005
2000

Languages

  • Hindi
  • English

Awards

Dr. Shanmugam's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Shanmugam

3.0

Based on 18 reviews

5 Stars
33.333333333333336%
(6)
4 Stars
22.22222222222222%
(4)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
44.44444444444444%
(8)

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Her experience in her field is highly commendable. She examines thoroughly and then explains your disease and how treatment can help. You couldn't have asked for more. I would highly recommend for joint disease. Very courteous and prompt in her appointments.
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Dr Shanmugam was quick to diagnose my situation and put me on a reasonable course of treatment. She also took the time to answer any questions and explain particulars to me.
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She did not do a physical chech nor adk any questions. She basically said ok, we'll continue with the current treatment. I was prescribed 2 meds by a previous rheumatologist, who was excellent but just to far to drive.
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By far one of the best doctors that I have encountered. I had trouble initially getting into a rheumatologist due to the fact that the PCP that I had at the time refused to order the tests they wanted. I ended up as a pawn in the middle of two spatting doctors. I ended up waiting several years...Read More
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I have referred friends to Dr. Shanmugam, and friends of friends. She is thorough, patient, kind and understands the suffering I endure. She researches ways to help manage my illness. I feel confident that she is doing as much as she can to help me on the daily.
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