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Dr. Wayne Schweitzer Joins Cooley Dickinson Medical Group

NORTHAMPTON — Cooley Dickinson Medical Group now offers rheumatologic care, having welcomed Dr. Wayne Schweitzer to 22 Atwood Dr. on Dec. 1.

An experienced rheumatologist, Schweitzer had practiced at Northampton Internal Medicine in Florence since 1997. Kelly Grabowski, LPN, and medical assistant Jillian Teal accompanied Schweitzer in his move from the Nonotuck Street practice to Cooley Dickinson Medical Group.

Schweitzer earned his medical degree from Albany Medical College. Following residency at Boston City Hospital (now Boston Medical Center), he completed a rheumatology fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Fla. He is board-certified in internal medicine and rheumatology. He is interested in conditions including arthritis, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, gout, and autoimmune diseases such as lupus, scleroderma, and vasculitis.

“As a rheumatologist, I think it’s important to do the detective work necessary to discover the causes of swelling and pain,” Schweitzer said. “It’s crucial to determine a correct diagnosis early so that appropriate treatment can begin.”

He also expresses a strong belief in the importance of integrative care. “I refer my patients to orthopedists and physical and occupational therapists, as well as to non-traditional healthcare providers,” he said.

For more information or to make an appointment, call (413) 584-9511.

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