Dr. Neha Rich-Garg

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Specialties

Rheumatology, Internal Medicine

Area of Focus

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Psoriatic Arthritis

Systemic Lupus

Ankylosing Spondylitis

Vasculitis

Osteoporosis

Gout

Osteoarthritis

Education and Training

Medical School Training: All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India, Certified by Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (MD)

Internship and Residency: Jacobi Medical Center (Albert Einstein College of Medicine), Bronx, NY, Certified by American Board of Internal Medicine and Medical Sub-specialties.

Rheumatology Fellowship, Division of Arthritis & Rheumatic Diseases: Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, Certified by American Board of Internal Medicine and Medical Sub-specialties.

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, Ultrasound School of North American Rheumatologists (USSONAR), Certified by American College of Rheumatology (RhMSUS)

Practice Experience

2012 to 2015: Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR

2013 to 2014: Clinical & Research Instructor, Division of Arthritis & Rheumatic Diseases: Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR

2015 to present: NW Rheumatology Associates, Portland, OR

Activities

Certified medical education-average 50-80 hours per year including routine attendance of the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology

Certification in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound from USSONAR

Practice Philosophy

I believe in open communication between the doctor and patient to achieve the best possible outcomes. Apart from utilizing the most up-to-date evidence behind recommending a treatment, I am, committed to helping my patients understand various forms of arthritis, connective tissue and autoimmune diseases by easy to read, printed or web based sources of knowledge. I also understand and respect an individual’s interest in pursuing various non-allopathic alternative forms of treatments. The most important aspect of treatment is to work together to arrive at a plan that is acceptable, safe and effective. I fight the disease on the same side as my patients.

Personal

I am happily married to my partner.

When not working, I enjoy outdoor activities such as skiing, hiking, kayaking, cooking and spending time with my family.