Dr. Bella Fradlis of Garnet Health Doctors’s Rheumatology Department recently presented, to our Bone & Joint patients, an educational presentation on Osetoarthitis. Dr. Fradlis delivered upon a spectrum of information regarding osteoarthritis and answered many questions from our patients, including:

  • What are the causes of arthritis?
  • How common is osteoarthritis?
  • What are the risk factors of osteoarthritis?
  • What are symptoms of osteoarthritis?
  • How is osteoarthritis diagnosed?
  • The facts about osteoarthritis and non-pharmacologic therapy
  • Exercising with osteoarthritis
  • Is diet important?
  • Will I need surgery if I have osteoarthritis?

View slides and information from this presentation below.


Bella Fradlis, MD, FACR

Prior to joining Garnet Health Doctors, Dr. Bella Fradlis was an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Albert Einstein School of Medicine and an Attending Physician at Montefiore Medical Center. She served as the rheumatology liaison for the Hidradenitis Suppurativa clinic at Montefiore. She works with patients that have a variety of diseases including lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, myositis, gout, vasculitis, psoriatic arthritis as well as osteoarthritis.

Dr. Fradlis received her medical training at Stony Brook University School of Medicine. She then completed an internship year at Long Island Jewish Hospital and went on to her internal medicine residency training at Columbia University Medical Center – New York Presbyterian Hospital. After working for one year as an Attending Physician and Instructor of Clinical Medicine for the Hospitalist Division at Columbia, she went on to complete a clinical rheumatology fellowship at Columbia University Medical Center. She is a member of the American College of Rheumatology and is fluent in Russian and English.

Schedule a Primary Care appointment in Middletown or Monroe for a Rheumatology referral if you suffering from unresolved muscle and joint pain. Please call 845-333-7575

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