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- Internal Medicine
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Smitha Reddy, MD, is a board-certified rheumatologist and is accepting referrals for patients seeking rheumatology care for all chronic rheumatic conditions such as: Read more
Smitha Reddy, MD, is a board-certified rheumatologist and is accepting referrals for patients seeking rheumatology care for all chronic rheumatic conditions such as:
- rheumatoid arthritis
- psoriatic arthritis
- polymyalgia rheumatica
- chronic musculoskeletal pain disorders
- chronic pain conditions
About Dr. Smitha Reddy
Dr. Reddy is the founding physician of Arthritis Care and Research Center, Inc. During her fellowship, she performed research using color doppler ultrasonography on temporal arthritis patients to determine inflammatory changes while on therapy. Dr. Reddy continues to use diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound testing to access joint inflammation in her practice and routinely performs ultrasound guided injections.
Dr. Reddy continues to do research in her practice and perform specialized diagnostic laboratory testing for systemic inflammatory conditions like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. She holds certification to perform platelet-enriched plasma (PRP) Injections to alleviate pain related to osteoarthritis and soft-tissue pain related to tendinitis. Certified in anti-inflammatory diet management, she emphasizes diet and lifestyle changes to her patients.
Dr. Reddy was awarded the Best Physician Award for the City of Poway in the year 2012. She also served as a Medical Honoree for Arthritis Foundation in the year 2013 and continues to be an active participant and fundraiser. Dr. Reddy is a speaker for various pharmaceutical companies and routinely conducts physician and patient education talks.
Her outstanding training at Scripps institutions, coupled with her warm and caring personality, ensures that Dr. Reddy’s patients will always receive the best, state-of-the-art, comprehensive and compassionate care.
- American Board of Internal Medicine, Rheumatology, 2008
- Sri Siddhartha Medical College, MD (MBBS), 1998
- Jersey City Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 2002
- Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego, Internal Medicine, 2004
- Peoples Poly Clinic, Internal Medicine, 1999
- Scripps Clinic, Rheumatology, 2008