PRACTICE PHILOSOPHY

In managing autoimmune arthritis conditions, Dr. Gupta's immediate goal is to gain control of inflammation as quickly as possible. As such, conventional immunomodulating or immunosuppressive medications may be recommended depending on the severity of symptoms and the risk for developing irreversible joint damage. The patient's symptoms, physical examination, laboratory tests and radiologic studies are all used to determine the best management plan.

Dr. Gupta's long-term goal is always to minimize the duration and dosing of conventional medications as the body's own regulating mechanisms responsible for keeping inflammation in check are harnessed through complementary therapies that include acupuncture, homeopathics, IV therapies, over-the-counter supplements and dietary recommendations. Therapies may also include fire-cupping, mesotherapy, biopuncture, platelet-rich plasma and cortisone injections when indicated.

In managing general pain conditions, Dr. Gupta offers non-narcotic treatments that include acupuncture, fire-cupping, homeopathics, platelet-rich plasma, mesotherapy, biopuncture, trigger point injections and cortisone injections.

In supporting general wellness, Dr. Gupta offers acupuncture, fire-cupping, homeopathics and IV therapies.

SMITA R GUPTA MD

BOARD-CERTIFIED RHEUMATOLOGY

INTEGRATIVE RHEUMATOLOGY, PAIN MANAGEMENT

& GENERAL WELLNESS

1137 2ND STREET, SUITE 100

SANTA MONICA, CA 90403

TEL 424-259-2889

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