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How The The Arthritis Treatment Center
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“Since December 2011, I had seen three doctors and two specialists regarding the pain throughout my body. I couldn’t walk from room to another. I was at the emergency room twice because the pain was so intense. On April 30, 2012, I made an appointment with Dr. Wei. He immediately assessed my condition, and started me on treatment. It was almost miraculous how fast I felt better. I was sleeping better! I was eating! And, I was walking again. I resumed my exercise at about a ½ mile each day. Then one mile each day. Today (May 29, 2012), I am walking two miles a day. It’s wonderful! I feel as my other doctors gave up on me. Dr. Wei didn’t!”
Edward Carter, Mt. Airy, Maryland

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“On January 13, 2012 my left leg and foot were swollen. I called Dr. Wei’s office to see if it was due to my medications. Dr. Wei advised me to go to the hospital for an ultrasound, and they arranged the appointment immediately! The results showed two dangling blood clots in my leg and several blood clots in my lungs. If Dr. Wei and his staff - especially Carla - had not reacted so quickly and so efficiently, I may not be alive today. I am feeling much better and still under the careful eye of my doctors to make sure I recover from this well. I find it very comforting that both Dr. Wei and Carla both called me at the hospital and at home to inquire about my progress and recovery. I have been seeing Dr. Wei for more than two years and he has seen many members of my family for more than 20 years. It’s nice to know that busy offices that see so many patients in the course of a day and week… still make time to call and see how their patients do.”
Martha F. Dale, Hagerstown, MD

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Christine Rachel“Before I came to the The Arthritis Treatment Center, I had to limit my desire to exercise and painfully work through my pain as I did housework. I heard about a clinical research osteoarthritis knee study on the radio and I’m very glad I did. My experience at the The Arthritis Treatment Center has been excellent! My knees feel wonderful! So wonderful that I don’t think about them anymore, which is a really positive thing.”

Christine Rachel, Monrovia, Maryland


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“About 3 years ago, I began to experience unexplained pain in both wrists.  As time progressed, it became increasingly difficult just getting dressed.  I was becoming creatively pre-occupied with ways to avoid pain in just my normal, day to day activities.  The pain then started in other joints.  When I got to a point that I was having difficulty just getting out of bed in the morning, I made an appointment to see Dr. Wei.  I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis in May, 2010.   He started me on a combination of prednisone, methotrexate and Humira.  Within a few weeks I began to notice improvement.   I have definitely started feeling better and like my old self again.  My advice would be, if you’re having continuous, unexplained pain - don’t put off seeing a rheumatologist.  Most chances are, it will only get worse.  Why suffer when you can be treated?” 
Shirley Drankiewicz, Frederick, Maryland


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"Before coming to Arthritis Treatment Center my knees were so painful when I tried to go up and down stairs. After the first time I came to see Dr. Wei, I started to participate in a drug study. After the first couple visits, I could tell a difference. I am now pain free, and in fact, am replacing tile on the floor of my home with no pain at all in my knees. I feel that after coming to Arthritis Treatment Center, my life is certainly easier. I can do physical work and not be inhibited by pain. I'm very happy with the services I've gotten. Being pain free is the best you can ask for!"
D. James Dowell, Frederick, Maryland


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“I’m big on finding out about things when I hear about them. I found out I had rheumatoid arthritis and started looking at what it is. The long term effect was important to me. I came to see Dr. Wei at Arthritis Treatment Center and started in a research study. I’ve heard of people thinking they’ll be treated like a guinea pig but I decided to try it anyway. This couldn’t be further from the truth. If you want to get better you need to find the time to do it. I wanted to be better as soon as I could and being in the research study started me on my way. It’s important to me that a doctor take their time and talk to you because if they can’t, they’re not working on my body. Dr. Wei was one on one with me, there was no mystery about my treatment. My feet and ankles were the most painful. There were days I couldn’t work. I work standing a lot and I could hardly even walk. After being in the research study my pain is almost completely gone. I still have some bad days with my ankle but we’re working on that. My father has rheumatoid arthritis also but it’s too late to help him. I look at him and see a mirror reflection and wish he would have gotten help sooner before his pain got out of control. I’m not going to let that happen to me – you just need to find the time and want the help. I’m almost to the end of the study now and can’t stress enough how much it has helped me!"

Timothy Robinson (Charlestown, West Virginia)


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With Fibromyalgia I had my good days and bad days, and I usually crashed on the weekends, because I would push myself too hard during the week. I work a full time job and I focus my energy into being able to perform my job at the highest level possible. Most often this leaves me drained on the weekends and I have to limit what I was able to do during my leisure time. I became involved in a Fibromyalgia study and I felt that my life had changed. I felt great during the study. It made me realize how good I could really feel and it gave me the hope that with the right course of meds, that my fibromyalgia could be controlled and managed!

Kathleen McLaughlin, Middletown, Maryland


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“I felt trapped. The pain was everywhere. It was like being the silver ball in a pin ball machine. Every time the ball hit to score, my pain level increased to another level. There was no end and no way out. I was an active person. I was the 4H leader for our local group, went to my son’s soccer practices and never missed a game. I participated in living history events, active in church events, loved to cook and keep an orderly home. I was working in a position that I had strived for all my life. Slowly, each activity stopped. I withdrew. I was so tired and could not keep up. My home was now a mess. We were eating prepared meals. I stopped all activities which stopped all social life. At work, I could barely get through 5% of my responsibilities. One day as I was sitting in the waiting room for physical therapy, I read an article in the local paper about Dr. Wei and fibromyalgia. I was not getting any answers from the doctors I was seeing so I figured why not. When I got home I called Arthritis Treatment Center . I ended up in a research study for fibromyalgia--a disease that I didn't even know I had. My experience with Dr. Wei was a sanctuary. The doctor and staff understood that the pain was real. They are so warm and compassionate. Dr. Wei’s knowledge and expertise was an answer to my prayers. I finally learned what was wrong. I learned what I needed to do to take control of my life and what was truly important to me. The care I received continues to meet my expectations. The opportunity to participate in research studies is a bonus. I feel if I can help be a part of finding better treatments and possibly cures, I can save someone else from going through the agony, I am happy to do that. Some of my illnesses are being controlled with the help of change in my life style, medications, and continued treatments. We are working on current aches and pains slowly. I think the biggest reward from going to Dr. Wei was getting hope when there was none. Even when I am at my worst and go for an appointment, I feel better when I leave. The emotional comfort I receive by knowing there is a place I can go where my medical complexities are understood is uplifting!”

Mary Ann Marvil, Sharpsburg, Maryland


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“I have done several studies with this office and have received excellent care from everyone I have had contact with. I also have received many health benefits from my time here. I would recommend anyone to come to this office.”

Jerry Bush, Frederick, Maryland

 

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“For about a year, I was feeling run down and experiencing increased stiffness and joint pain. It was April 2010 when I was formally diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. I felt that I needed a second opinion and that’s when I came to see Dr. Wei, whose office is more than 85 miles away from my home. As a pilot I am very concerned about the potential side effects of the drugs taken for my disease. Dr. Wei began an aggressive treatment plan of Methotrexate and Enbrel. He and his staff were very helpful in making sure I understood what I was taking, the importance of monitoring my blood levels frequently, and keeping regular appointments. It’s been about two months, and it’s the best I’ve felt in more than a year. I am able to enjoy gardening, and I look forward to returning to golf.”
Anonymous


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Traci Stupp“I was encouraged to consider an osteoarthritis knee study as a healthy control subject—as I thought I was in great physical shape and could contribute something to Arthritis since it runs in my family. As a healthy control subject I needed to consent to a knee arthroscopy. It was during this arthroscopy that Dr. Wei discovered that I have some pretty aggressive osteoarthritis. Totally surprised and a little overwhelmed—I didn’t realize that this was something I would have to deal with. After the procedure, Dr. Wei suggested some exercises and some ways to slow down the progression of my disease. I am so glad that I volunteered. I don’t want this disease, but I have it! I would never have known I have it…unless I volunteered in this study. I am now enrolling in my second knee study—and am very glad that I can participate in something that may help future generations. Since Arthritis runs in my family—my two little girls may have the risk of getting this disease. I may be able to help change that!”

Traci Stupp, New Market, Maryland


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“I had lots of pain and was depressed! I was not able to function well in any phase of my life! I have been under Dr. Wei’s care for 15 years. During that time, I have been offered the opportunity to participate in several different drug study programs. Dr. Wei and his skilled staff have been very attentive to my overall health and level of discomfort. They have been diligent in the search for a treatment regimen, which will help me function at my best with the limitations I have. My experience with Arthritis Treatment Center has been very good. They have met my expectations and I am feeling better.”

Candace Lange, Hagerstown, Maryland


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Mrs. Heimer had seen other specialists before coming to Arthritis Treatment Center. Once Dr. Wei saw her he was able to diagnosis her condition quickly and begin an aggressive treatment. Mrs. Heimer says, “I couldn’t reach the top shelf in any room, I couldn’t feed my dog until the afternoon, because I couldn’t pick up her dish until my joints were no longer stiff—I couldn’t do anything! I was truly handicapped. I even had to install a raised toilet seat. After 6 weeks of treatment, I can do the things I couldn’t do before. I live life now in the slow lane, but I live it pain free.” She continues, “I have recently enrolled in a rheumatoid arthritis study. I did my own research before enrolling, and Dr. Wei’s research team also provided me with information. I consulted both 2nd and 3rd opinions.” We asked Mrs. Heimer about her concerns of possibly receiving placebo or potential side effects. She says, "placebo wasn’t a concern, because placebo is harmless. And, if I experience a side effect I report it. The research team keeps in contact with me regularly. I feel more than comfortable in their hands and I don’t want anyone else to live like I have had to.”

Mildred Heimer, Hagerstown, Maryland


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Walter Pretka enrolled in an osteoarthritis study, which offered one of two treatments and no placebo. He says, “being in this study has been a very pleasant experience. I not only look forward to results in my osteoarthritis, but for those who may develop this disease in the future.” He continues, “I look forward to participating in future studies.”

Walter Pretka, Gaithersburg, Maryland


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During the time that Mrs. Strite has seen Dr. Wei, she says "he's been a tremendous help. I have arthritis and a lot of knee pain. The treatments have had very good results." She continues, "I also started taking the Complete Wellness vitamins that Dr. Wei recommended and I have been able to cut back on some of my pain medication. The vitamins have helped me to feel better overall."

Thelma Strite, Smithsburg, Maryland


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“Being in a research study at the The Arthritis Treatment Center has made a world of difference. My pain has almost disappeared! My office visits are free along with my medicine. One of the good things about being in a research study is that it doesn’t take a lot of time out of my schedule like I thought it would. It’s made a big difference in my life. I just wish I would have found help sooner and participated in a research study--long before I went through my pain!”

Steven R. McCullough. Frederick, Maryland


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"I started coming to see Dr. Wei about 15 years ago. I was in terrible pain. I couldn't raise my arms, bend my knees and I was forced to sit on the stairs and inch down them because my legs hurt so badly. I have been in several clinical research studies throughout the years. In fact, I had to stop one study because I was feeling too good! Dr. Wei has really, really helped me. If it weren't for him, I would be confined to a wheelchair today. The staff at the Arthritis and Osteoporosis Center of MD are very special and I don't know where I could ever find a place that would treat me any better."

James Lawrence, Union Bridge, Maryland


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"I was suffering with severe pain in the neck and shoulders along with severe headaches. After having been treated at Arthritis Treatment Center, my diagnosis was discovered and treatment was begun immediately. Within a week of starting physical therapy and medication, my pain became much milder. My flare-ups are less frequent and more bearable. I am very pleased with my care at Arthritis Treatment Center and am happy with the relief I've been given."

Reverend Robert Rock, Manchester, Maryland


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"I had extreme pain all over my body. My knees would become swollen to the point where I could hardly walk. I needed help in the morning to get dressed. I felt despaired. I was in desperate need of help. I was tired of getting up every morning and crying because the pain was so bad. Dr. Wei was encouraging, sympathetic, hopeful and told me that together we were not going to give up. I felt that I had met what I call 'my miracle worker'. I cannot sing enough praises about Dr. Wei. If it weren't for him, I know I wouldn't be walking today."

Julianne Dombek, Keymar, Maryland


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Mrs. Grove saw several doctors and specialists for her pain and symptoms before coming to Dr. Wei. She was more than relieved when Dr. Wei was able to provide a diagnosis—fibromyalgia. Mrs. Grove says, “Dr. Wei performed a number lab tests, asked more questions than were ever asked before and more importantly answered or attempted to answer all my questions. He was genuinely concerned about helping me find relief.” She continues, “finding out that there is a name for my disease and that hundred of thousands of people share this disease doesn’t make me feel like I was imagining my pain.” Furthermore, “the staff at Arthritis Treatment Center have made me feel welcome and comfortable and are very understanding of how I feel. My experience has been great! Simply Great!”

Ruth Grove, Frederick, Maryland


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Sandra Notnagle“It was hard for me to accomplish anything that I wanted to do. I always felt stiff. As a result, I participate regularly in the research studies at the The Arthritis Treatment Center, and I find that they are not at all time consuming like I thought they would be. The staff always works around my schedule. I work nights. I’ve not felt like a guinea pig, I have felt like a patient coming to a regular doctors appointment. Being in a research study has not only helped me but I know that someone else will be helped in the future. I have also been to events held by Dr. Wei. He is such a great speaker, even my husband enjoys his talks! I recommend Arthritis Treatment Center to anyone who has arthritis. I’ve had a very positive outcome from the treatments and the staff is great!”

Sandra Notnagle, Keymar, Maryland


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Mrs. Ahalt began seeing Dr. Wei in February 2006 with chronic pain and fatigue all over her body but more-so in her knee. Immediately, Dr. Wei had a pretty good idea of her diagnosis, but followed up with lab work and an MRI before presenting a treatment plan. It’s been more than 6 months now, and Mrs. Ahalt implores, “anyone who may be feeling as I felt should see Dr. Wei. Don’t think it’s just a part of getting old, because it just not true.” Furthermore, she states, “the feeling of being well cared for, the individual attention by the nursing staff, and the perceived attention that I am the only important person in the office is worth everything when coming to the The Arthritis Treatment Center. I still have my bad days, but they do not out-weigh my good days. Dr. Wei continually monitors my symptoms and disease and is very supportive in how I’m feeling.”

Pam Ahalt, Jefferson, Maryland


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“As a last resort, I came to the The Arthritis Treatment Center. I was unable to stand, walk, or do the things I enjoy. Now, after seeing Dr. Wei there isn’t much I can’t do. Dr. Wei has been supportive when treatments haven’t worked as quickly as I would like, and he has been open in trying new treatments. I can’t believe I waited so long to get help. I want to tell everyone who might feel like me—Don’t Wait! Get help now! Start treatment as soon as possible! No one should have to live with their pain or hopelessly accept their pain.”

Roberta Langas, Williamsport, Maryland


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“I’ve been taking the Complete Wellness vitamins I purchased at Arthritis Treatment Center for 10 days now. I’ve noticed a big difference. I used to wake up hurting everywhere and now I don’t. I can’t contribute the way I feel to anything else but the Complete Wellness. I feel just great!”

Betty Zeiba, Frederick, Maryland


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“I was in an automobile accident and as a result had tremendous pain coarse throughout my body. I was taking a lot of time off work –sick leave. Dr. Wei came to Frederick and I checked out his credentials. They were good, so I decided to come see him. I am patient number 14 – which means I’ve been coming to Arthritis Treatment Center for over 25 years! Dr. Wei has kept me on my feet. I’ve been able to maintain a regular work schedule and even work some overtime! I’m even able to live on my own without help! Dr. Wei has certainly kept me feeling great! Both he and his staff are great and have been ever since I’ve been coming here!”

Jacquelyn Bowins, Frederick, Maryland


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Charolette Northcraft“Time isn’t an issue when you want to feel better. If I had known years ago what being in a research study at Arthritis Treatment Center would be like I would have done it then--because I was in tremendous pain. It was just ignorant in what being in a research trial was all about. I did have reservations because I didn’t want to make my arthritis worse. I’ve had a good experience with research and it changed the way I think about it today. It would have been helpful to know someone else who had previously gone through research before. I always hear about the negative aspects of research, never the good. This makes it harder to be optimistic about research studies. I’m not in much pain now and I can do the things I want!”

Charolette Northcraft, Hancock, Maryland


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“In order to find out the best arthritis treatments for yourself is by participating in a clinical research study. When you participate in a research study with Dr. Wei you get all of your lab work and medication free. It really works well for me. I plan each month for my visits so time is not a problem. I definitely recommend research to anyone who needs help with their arthritis. You are also helping others too!”

Leslie Barr-Flowers, Frederick, Maryland


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Raymond Poole has been coming to the The Arthritis Treatment Center for almost 20 years. He has Rheumatoid Arthritis. He says, "the pain hurts so bad, that it keeps you from doing anything you enjoy.” Mr. Poole skeptically enrolled in a research study. He is now in the extension study and he says, “that I have benefited 100%. I can do almost anything that I want to do. It was worth the chance to feel better.” Mr. Poole continues, “When you’re feeling intense pain, you’re willing to take any chance to feel better.” He adds, "When you’re in a study, you are monitored each month, you have lab work every month, and the communication between Dr. Wei and the study team make you feel very “taken care of” and I recommend anyone who might be feeling similarly to get involved.”

Raymond Poole, Ijamsville, Maryland


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Kenneth Earle came to see Dr. Wei almost 12 years ago. He was in his 30’s with a new baby boy and lived with incredible pain. “The pain in my feet was so intense that I was crawling to the bathroom at night and unable to function with normal daily activities.” After seeing doctors and specialists he saw his future in a wheel chair—his son would become involved in sports and other activities, and he would be watching from the sidelines in his wheel chair. A neighbor suggested that he see Dr. Wei—and after 5 wks of treatment he reported, “I was symptom free! It was emotionally and physically amazing. He saved my life! I continue to be symptom free and see Dr. Wei regularly to make sure that I can enjoy life."

Kenneth Earle, Middletown, Maryland


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Nancy Ahalt“My family doctor was giving me cortisone injections for my pain. I continued to receive these for over a year. I called Dr. Wei’s office about two years ago because I was referred by a neighbor. I didn’t have to wait at all to get an appointment. I cancelled my appointment with my family doctor. I decided to participate in a research study with Dr. Wei’s office even though I thought I might feel like a guinea pig. I never found this to be true. I had already had injections for my knees so that part of the study didn’t bother me. I thought it would take a lot of my time to be in a study but I thought if the treatment is going to work I will find the time. The services I have received have helped me in my daily life! The staff and Dr. Wei have all been kind and helpful!”

Nancy Ahalt, Frederick, Maryland


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Mr. Land has been in several osteoarthritis knee studies. Now enrolled in his third study, he reports, “it has been a great benefit for me”. I was looking forward to the opportunity to try the FDA approved drug, Celebrex—when so many others are leery about it. I found it was helpful. The research team is amazing. They ask me lots of questions, they call me, and they work with my schedule. I think you’re in good hands when you participate in a study.”

Terry Land, Winchester, Virginia


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“I couldn’t turn my head very well from side to side. It was very uncomfortable and painful. I did wear a neck collar when I rode in the car. I would tense my neck when driving because the pain was so bad. I also wore the neck collar at night because it supported my neck and I was able to sleep better. When I wanted to do any activity I did them in pain. Dr. Wei recommended I start the electrical stimulation treatments and said it might help. I’ve had several treatments and my pain level has gone down. I don’t wear the collar as much but I do feel support from it. The collar gives me comfort. My pain level started around a 4 or 5 and now it’s down to about 2 or 3. I am able to turn my head from side to side now with less discomfort. I would recommend this treatment to others. I like it because it helps. It is worth doing as an alternative to taking another pill or getting another injection.”

Jean Whitaker, Salem, New Jersey


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Mrs. Changizi has suffered from osteoporosis for a long time. It primarily affected her wrist and low back. Her back pain limited her activities, making it difficult to get in and out of bed and cars without help. She came to Dr. Wei, who gave her a back injection and started other therapy. After three months, she felt much improvement. She is able to exercise and walk 6 blocks every day. Mrs. Changizi says that coming to Arthritis Treatment Center “is like going to my friend’s house. Dr. Wei and all his employees are so kind to me. Dr. Wei has so much patience.”

Iran Changizi, Frederick, Maryland


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“I’ve had a lot of digestive problems for a long time. I was tested for all kinds of digestive problems and nothing was ever found. I had the Immuno testing by Dr. Wei done. The blood tests determined I had a problem with 10 food items--mostly with peanut butter, bananas and yeast. I followed the diet they gave me for a month and my problems disappeared! They haven’t returned!”

William R. Long, Hagerstown, Maryland


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“My pain began around 1995. I didn’t come to the Arthritis Treatment Center until 1997. I was in severe pain when I came into the office. My husband had taken over the cooking at home. I couldn’t do anything. I wasn’t sleeping at night because of my pain. I couldn’t even get from my bed to the bathroom, because I hurt so bad. I was constantly tired and I was to the point where I was tired of being tired!! The pain really started to really get to me when I couldn’t even play with my grandchildren. Then God granted me a miracle. I came to an open house that was held at Arthritis Treatment Center. I signed up that night to come in as a new patient. After coming in to see Dr. Wei, I slowly started to feel better. I can not only get on the floor to play with my grandson, but I am taking care of him! You don’t know how much that means to me! I have received nothing but help from Dr. Wei. I guess one of the best things about coming to see Dr. Wei is that he lets me participate in the decisions about what goes on with my body. He doesn’t just tell me what we’re going to do like some other doctors I’ve been to – he actually discusses these decisions with me. I recommend Arthritis Treatment Center to anyone who complains about arthritis.”

Shirley Cunningham, Hagerstown, Maryland


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Alice Charity“My shoulders were aching often when I would do housework or my gardening. My muscles felt tense and achy. I wasn’t sure what was causing this pain. I noticed a big change since my first examination, diagnosis, and prescribed medicines. Everyone at the The Arthritis Treatment Center is so nice and kind. I’m so sorry I didn’t come here sooner. I kept putting off going to the doctors because I was so busy. I’m sorry I didn’t make a better effort. I’ve gotten along wonderfully well with everyone.”

Alice Charity, Frederick, Maryland


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“I would wake up at night with pain so intense that I had to get out of bed. The pain was in my shoulders and up into my neck. It comes on all of a sudden. I had picked up my grandson a few times and that could have caused the pain or it could be my arthritis. I am overly cautious when I would get out of bed. I would be very careful and try not to move anything but would kick in any time. The pain went on for four or five days before I went to see Dr. Wei. Dr. Wei recommended high frequency stimulation treatments for me to try. Excellent! It really did the job. After the second treatment I felt 95% better. By the end of the fifth treatment I felt fine! I have no pain and no problems at night. I’ve resumed everything as normal. I’m even going to join a gym! It’s great to know my insurance is taking care of the payment for me too!”

Nancy Hendrickson, Frederick, Maryland


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“My neck was really bothering me. I had three months of physical therapy from another doctor. Dr. Wei ordered an MRI and found two vertebrae were degenerated. Dr. Wei decided I needed a neck traction device. It certainly has been a blessing! I feel great!”

John Cassell, Hagerstown, Maryland


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“I had pain in my left knee at times worse than others, but the pain never left. It slowed me down and I could not take walks like I wanted to. I needed to sit and rest a lot. Some of my relatives had seen Dr. Wei so I decided I would go to him. Dr. Wei diagnosed me with severe rheumatoid arthritis and was able to help me. I feel very positive and encouraged by my laser treatment. Every employee that I have encountered at Arthritis Treatment Center has been very helpful and personable. It’s been a pleasant experience. I do not dread coming to this office! I’m feeling great with very little tenderness in my knee, only when I touch it but no actual pain!”

Mary Shober, Frederick, Maryland


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“I have post-polio syndrome. The pain in my legs and hands is unbearable at times. My joints are swollen and painful. Arthritis had taken over my fingers and arms. My daughter who is a patient at Arthritis Treatment Center told me about the glucosamine and chondroitin called Joint Food they sell at Arthritis Treatment Center. I gave it a try. I noticed an improvement immediately. My pain was gone! There was no more swelling in my hands and legs. If I forget to take my Joint Food I can tell right away. At Christmas I ran out of Joint Food and didn’t take it for a week. The pain came right back. When I bought more and doubled up on it at first the pain was gone! Joint Food is a life saver for me!”

Beatrice Carpenter, Hagerstown, Maryland


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“I couldn’t reach behind my back to get my wallet out of my pocket. I couldn’t scratch my back. But the worst part of it all was that I couldn’t sleep. I tried all kinds of over the counter medicines and rubs and nothing helped. I dreaded to see night come because I knew I’d be up most of the night. It just got to the point where something had to be done. I had brought my wife to the The Arthritis Treatment Center a while ago for her osteoporosis, so I decided to come see Dr. Wei too. I figured he could help me too. With the treatment and medicine Dr. Wei has me on which includes Joint Food, has just done wonders for me. I don’t know what’s in that Joint Food but it works! I can’t say enough good things about Dr. Wei and what he’s done for me. My son who is 40-years old is a truck driver. He has pain in his knees and I’m trying to get him to see Dr. Wei before it gets too bad. I recommend anyone with pain or arthritis to come to Arthritis Treatment Center!”

Oliver Hoffman, Thurmont, Maryland


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“The pain in my ankles required me to wear ankle splints. I also had severe pain in my back and hips, and I ended up in the hospital. In 1992, I came to the The Arthritis Treatment Center because I was losing feeling in all my extremities. Doctor's had never given me a diagnosis, but Dr. Wei provided one almost immediately. We tried a couple of different medicines, which weren't very helpful. Finally, we tried Arava and within four days I could tell a big difference in the pain in my wrists. When my sciatica started acting up and gave me extreme pain in my right leg I started Celebrex. Again, within one week my pain went away. I can now hold my hands behind my back and bend my legs which I could never do before. Everyone at the The Arthritis Treatment Center has been wonderful and has taken good care of me. Dr. Wei is an excellent doctor.”

Mary Lee Mauck, Brunswick, Maryland


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Shirley Singleton“I could barely walk. I had been to several doctors and no one could find out what was wrong. I had been on different medications. My family doctor referred me to Arthritis Treatment Center . Within 20 minutes of my office visit, Dr. Wei diagnosed my problem. Now my pain level has really decreased – at least my pain is bearable. I can function on a daily basis now which is much better than before. I have a lot of faith in Dr. Wei.”

Shirley Singleton, Greencastle, PA


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“I was feeling terrible. The pain in my back was awful and I felt and looked bad. Then I came to Arthritis Treatment Center for help. I had two epidurals for the pain in my lower back and now my back is feeling wonderful! I’ve had a problem with neck pain and received an epidural in my neck and now it’s feeling better. Everything at Arthritis Treatment Center is great. The staff is wonderful. I feel the care I receive at Arthritis Treatment Center has been marvelous!”

Ethel Kennedy, Myersville, Maryland


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“I was in a lot of pain. I couldn’t get people to understand how much pain I was actually in. Then I was talking to a lady who was a patient at Arthritis Treatment Center . She told me about Dr. Wei and I called to see if I could schedule an appointment. I came in and Dr. Wei actually listened to what I had to say. Dr. Wei makes me feel secure about how I’m feeling. The way he listens amazes me. Everyone at Arthritis Treatment Center is so friendly that I actually look forward to going in. I know I will always have some pain. I tell everyone I know in pain they should come to see Dr. Wei. Even though my insurance doesn’t cover all of my office visits, I’m willing to pay the extra to come to Arthritis Treatment Center because of how wonderful everyone is!”

June Robinson, Mercersburg, Pennsylvania


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“I couldn’t sleep at night. I was in so much pain. I couldn’t even lift anything because I was afraid I would drop it. The pain was

so bad that it effected my going out and doing anything I really like to do when it came to my leisure activities. I was definitely

limited as to what I could do. My husband is a patient of Dr. Wei’s and said that he is the doctor I need to see. Dr. Wei knew

right away what my problem was and referred me to physical therapy and gave me the medication I needed. I am so much

better and I am able to do more of the things in my life!”

Sharon Giesler, Ijamsville, Maryland


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“I felt so bad that I just didn’t care if I woke up in the morning. I had extreme pain and swelling everywhere! I couldn’t do anything. When I tried to eat--just picking up my spoon, fork and knife was torture! I couldn’t even take a shower without pain. It was horrible even writing out a check. A friend of mine is a patient of Dr. Wei’s and suggested I see him. My expectations were met 100%! In one week after seeing Dr. Wei for the first time I feel better! Today I am writing this testimonial and signing it! Without a doubt I am very pleased with Dr. Wei and would refer anyone I care about to see him!”

Sylvia Mullenix, Knoxville, Maryland


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“When I was referred to Arthritis Treatment Center by my doctor, my hands were so painful that I couldn’t even hold a pencil. I couldn’t write my name without it looking like I was scribbling. Then I came to see Dr. Wei and was started in a drug study program within a few months. My hands began feeling better. I am no longer in the drug study because it has ended, but come in for lab work each month so they can monitor my medicines. I can now work in the gardens around my house, especially my roses. It’s a great feeling to be able to do these little things. I consider Arthritis Treatment Center the most sane medical office in Frederick and highly recommend it to anyone.”

Wendell Eaton, Frederick, Maryland


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“Before I came to see Dr. Wei at the The Arthritis Treatment Center, I was very unhappy and felt very old. I was always tired and grumpy. Luckily, my aunt, Patsy Reeder and my mother Marjorie Griffith both are patients of Dr. Wei told me to go see him because they really helped them out. When I finally decided to make an appointment I couldn’t believe it. Dr. Wei and his staff were wonderful and made me feel welcomed and relaxed. I was very well taken care of. Dr. Wei did more than I could ever expect. I am completely pain free! I can’t believe it! I’m able to do my normal routine without any pain. I didn’t think that would ever happen! I am definitely going to continue my care with Dr. Wei!”

Jill Fauble, Boonsboro, Maryland


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“I just had so much pain and discomfort. Sleeping at night was so difficult for me. My daughter called to get me an appointment at the The Arthritis Treatment Center . When I originally tried to get an appointment in Hagerstown with a doctor it was a long time before I could see them. I was so pleased when my appointment was scheduled within days. I came to see Dr. Wei. The clinic is very well run and organized. I particularly appreciate being able to reach someone any time I have any concerns. It is such a relief to be pain free and be able to get a good night sleep. I feel right now like I did before the onset of my arthritis.”

Beverly C. Moore, Falling Waters, West Virginia


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Kathryn Mahlandt“I wasn’t able to hold a pen in my hand, which meant I couldn’t even write anything. My hands were in terrible pain. I couldn’t walk. I was just in pain. My family doctor referred me to see Dr. Wei at the The Arthritis Treatment Center. I told Dr. Wei my problems and we tried several different treatments. Dr. Wei told me not to give up and that we would find one that worked. We did! I’m able to walk now and can use my hands for almost anything and don’t have any problems holding a pen. I just can’t tell you how thankful I am that I came to Dr. Wei. I don’t know what I would have done without Dr. Wei. I told him today that he was like my little god.”

Kathryn Mahlandt, Frederick, Maryland


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“My problems began in 1985. I could hardly walk and was not able to do my daily activities. The pain made my life a living hell. I was unable to get around so my everyday living was nothing. I’ve been seeing Dr. Wei for 20 years now. After seeing Dr. Wei I feel cured. I am great and I can now walk and do my daily activities. The staff is great and you just get a wonderful feeling when you go to Arthritis Treatment Center . I wouldn’t go anywhere else!”

Dolores Miss, Frederick, Maryland


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“I had awful low back pain. I felt terrible and the pain was excruciating. I had enough and had come to a stand still. My neighbor and then my dermatologist told me about Dr. Wei. My neighbor couldn’t say enough nice things about him and the office. Now that my pain is disappearing I feel wonderful. I can do more now and I’m still going to baby my back a little but other than that I feel much better!”

Ellen S. Boyland, Frederick, Maryland


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“I hadn’t been feeling well for a long time. I was running out of things to do. Dr. Wei suggested a blood test for allergies called Immuno testing. It would show a wide range of different allergies to things if I had any. My husband and I both had the Immuno testing done. I have to say that I think that my husband and I both feel the best we’ve ever felt since we have been following the diet given to us by the Immuno company of things we shouldn’t eat. Not having sugar in my diet has made a big difference for me!”

Betty E. Long, Hagerstown, Maryland


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Mrs. Albaugh has been a patient for approximately 20 years and feels she knows Dr. Wei and the staff very well. Most importantly, they know her and her needs very well. Over the years, Mrs. Albaugh has been on different therapies as her health condition changed. She feels that Dr. Wei has been very good at relieving her pain, either through medications or surgery. “Dr. Wei is very patient, very concerned and kind. The whole staff is,” she said. She has a very positive attitude, and is able to be independent, thanks in great part to her treatment at Arthritis Treatment Center. She plans to drive to Georgia with her two dogs! She is confident in her ability to participate in any daily activity.

Theryl Albaugh, Cummings, Georgia


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Mrs. Baugher said, “I was in bad shape when I first started coming here. I could hardly walk.” Her doctor recommended Dr. Wei to her. Upon coming to Arthritis Treatment Center, she received a quick diagnosis and began treatment. Her quality of life has improved. She is able to perform everyday tasks like cooking, cleaning, and shopping much more easily since she feels so much better.

Elizabeth Baugher, Woodsboro, Maryland


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“Before coming to Arthritis Treatment Center, I had terrible pain in the neck and head. I was very stiff and couldn’t do much. Dr. Wei told me about the High Frequency Stimulator treatments. I tried them and I can turn my head better now and can lean over more. My expectations have been met. My head is not leaning to the side like it was and I am able to hold it up and move it more! I’ve been coming to Dr. Wei for 25 years. He is a fine doctor. The staff is very nice and helpful. I have referred people to Arthritis Treatment Center. If they want to get help, they should see Dr. Wei!”

Ida Fox, Frederick, Maryland


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“My back was hurting all of the time. I felt pretty rotten. I was not able to get around. I tried the High Frequency Stimulator treatments and had immediate relief! I am a long-term patient with Dr. Wei. The staff is very friendly and compassionate. They are willing to go the extra mile for me.”

Karen Manners, Walkersville, Maryland


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“My knee was feeling pretty bad and I could hardly walk on it. I sat in a chair for two days. After treatments with the High Frequency Stimulator I was able to get down on my knees and put in some cabinets. I haven’t been able to do that in a a long time. I’m coming along really well. The pain relief has lasted. I have had other treatments elsewhere where the relief lasted only a short period of time.”

Nathan Frushour, Smithsburg, Maryland


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“I was not very well. I had severe pain in my right arm and I could hardly move it. I couldn’t partake in any leisure activities where I had to use my arm. I had to give up lifting. I limited my walking horses for a month or two. I have been a patient at Arthritis Treatment Center since 1995. I came here for an arthritis study. I came back for treatment because I was familiar with Dr. Wei and his reputation. I was able to receive proper medical care without undergoing surgery. I’m feeling better now except for leg cramps, which is a new problem. We’re trying to solve this without medication. Even though Dr. Wei is not a member of my insurance I will continue to receive my medical care from him.”

Suzanne Lynn, Winchester, Virginia


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“I was extremely tired and in pain. My mobility was limited because I could hardly walk. I was depressed due to pain and fatigue. I heard about Dr. Wei through a friend of mine who saw him and Dr. Wei was also recommended highly from Dr. Lloyd in Chevy Chase. The care I’ve gotten has been excellent! I love the efficiency of the office and having everything done right there. The staff is exceptionally polite and caring! I also get the cutting edge so I’m confident about new treatments and will be at Dr. Wei’s disposal as long as they are safe. I’ve gotten part of life back! I wish I had seen Dr. Wei much sooner!”

Leslie Williams, Frederick, Maryland


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“I received a letter in the mail from Dr. Wei about Internal Disc Decompression (IDD) treatment. Before starting the IDD treatments for my back I felt stiff and sore. I had a lot of numbness in my legs. These feelings kind of slow you down more than anything else. The staff at Arthritis Treatment Center have been very kind and polite. I feel a lot more relaxed and I have less numbness.”

Barbara Penney, Taneytown, Maryland


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“I was living with a lot of pain. The pain affected the way I lived--such as vacuuming, folding clothes, working on my computer and many other everyday activities. I thought I was going to have to just live with it. I was referred to the The Arthritis Treatment Center by my daughter. Dr. Wei completely met my expectations for my medical care. I came here with a lot of pain in my neck and shoulder and across my chest. It all ended with the nerve block Dr. Wei gave me! I no longer have pain! I feel much better!”

Patricia Nicholson, Hagerstown, Maryland


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“Words cannot begin to express our deepest appreciation of your professionalism and your attentiveness to my mother-in-law, Rita Moler. Your thoroughness, your kindness, and moreover…your treatment that Rita received via I.V. yesterday. When she awoke this morning, all of her swelling was gone. Her shoulders and knees no longer caused her grieving pain. And her hands were stronger. I have watched Rita literally deteriorate right before my very eyes for the past several years. I have felt helpless and hopeless in creating comfort for her. PRAISE GOD for you Dr. Wei! I feel confident that Rita’s quality of life will be much improved because of you and your amazing staff! From a grateful heart!”

Kelly Moler, Daughter-in-law of Rita Moler, Hagerstown, Maryland


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“I couldn’t walk. I couldn’t bathe myself. I couldn’t even comb my hair. My wife had to do everything for me. I just couldn’t do anything because of the pain. I did manage to work even though I couldn’t even raise my arms in the air. I don’t know how I did it. A woman at my church said she sees Dr. Wei and I decided I would make an appointment. I came in to Arthritis Treatment Center for my appointment and the rest is history! I feel great! I can do anything I want! I have absolutely no problems working now! On one of my first visits to see Dr. Wei, he did an MRI of my hand and I could hardly make it through the whole test because the pain was so bad. I had pain so bad in my shoulders that they had to place cold packs on them just so I could continue the MRI. But everything has changed now! I told Dr. Wei on my first visit that I went to a doctor in Westminster and he kept giving me cortisone shots. I was at the limit as far as how many shots you can get. That doctor told me I had a tear in my shoulder and wanted to do surgery to clean out my shoulder. Dr. Wei told me he was certainly glad I didn’t go through with that and so am I! I feel great!”

Herbert Ecker, Taneytown, Maryland


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“When I first visited Dr. Wei, I was in a wheelchair and had no ability to move my arms or to care for my basic needs of every day living. I had no leisure time as I was heavily medicated and bedfast for the most part! After a blood test, my primary care physician confirmed the diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis. Immediately, I scheduled an appointment with Dr. Wei at the The Arthritis Treatment Center . For the past four months I have received kind, proper and meticulously efficient care. Dr. Wei and his staff has far exceeded my expectations!! After months of pain and suffering I am back to living a normal life again. Many, many thanks! I have referred several people to Arthritis Treatment Center for treatment and will continue to sing your praises to all arthritics who suffer needlessly. I am feeling absolutely great now. I have a twinge of minor pain once in a while; however I can move all of my joints freely, and I recently returned to work full time. I am enjoying and participating in life for the first time in months. I will continue my care at Arthritis Treatment Center...why go elsewhere when you are getting the best possible care! ”

Gertrude Boswell, Frederick, Maryland


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Joyce Dinterman“Before coming to the Arthritis & Osteoporosis Center I felt bad! I couldn’t sit or standup. I was bedridden. The only thing I wanted was to be rid of the pain so that I could get out of bed, go places, and do more things. I decided to contact Dr. Wei—for his help in finding me some relief. I have never met someone who really listened to what I said and made me feel that my pain was real and told me that we would work together to get rid of my pain. My own family doctor doesn’t even do that! Dr. Wei suggested that I consider participating with some new drugs through a research study. I wasn’t concerned about receiving placebo—I already knew what I may or may not expect. I was a volunteer and knew that I could drop out of the study at anytime. I wasn’t concerned about the potential side-effects, because safety is very important when participating in a study and my research nurse and Dr. Wei made sure they were available to answer all my questions and take care of me. I am now in my third study. I am very lucky that all three studies were very helpful and they gave me my life back. I do go out now and I can get out of bed, I would recommend a study to anyone!”

Joyce Dinterman, Frederick, Maryland


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“I have had five joint replacements. I’ve been in a research trial at Arthritis Treatment Center for quite a long time. I was started on Enbrel. Taking Enbrel has made a distinct difference in the pain I have from my rheumatoid arthritis. When I couldn’t come down to Maryland to see Dr. Wei I missed the medication terribly. But the arthritis marched on – I have lost five joints and must work hard to exercise. I enjoy the people at Arthritis Treatment Center and that too makes a large difference.”

Peggy Penn, New York, New York


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“My left hand would not close. The pain and stiffness I had in both hands was terrible. The left was the worst. I was not able to do a lot of things I normally did like quilting, sewing, opening jars or even peeling potatoes. I was referred to Arthritis Treatment Center by my family doctor. I’ve been very pleased. I’ve had a lot of pain relief and better movement with my hands. Dr. Wei is truly concerned and tries to get to the root of any problem I have. I feel much better and I’m able to open and close my hands. I wish I had come to Arthritis Treatment Center about six years sooner!”

Marlene Hill, Hagerstown, Maryland


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“My knees were really hurting. It was difficult getting around. A friend told me about the The Arthritis Treatment Center . I decided to participate in a clinical research study. My knees still hurt a little but the study drugs seems to help. Dr. Wei really provided some great care.”

Judy D. Johns, Frederick, Maryland


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“Bold steps are necessary if one is to confront and possibly impede the progression of a debilitating arthritis. Research and medicine experts do their share in bringing various medications and therapies out to the ailing world. However, human participation is required as intermediate and final steps in bringing approval stamps to successful palliatives and even cures for the disease. My experience in research trials for medications for an ailing knee has required a leap of faith and constant weighing of benefits versus adversity. More importantly, I appreciate being a significant contribution to the knowledge and important of new medication. I have been disappointed. I’m in my 10th year and I remain active even with my arthritis problem. I attribute my success though in great part to the care and management at Arthritis Treatment Center and the drug companies bringing in the products. After all, getting out of bed and managing to get back in there does require a leap of faith each doing! Certainly, guinea pigs have no rationale of faith and many cannot leap!”

Thomas Merritt, Middletown, Maryland


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“Before coming to Dr. Wei, I was hurting in my joints and had swelling in my joints and fingers. I was lethargic and was shut down when it came to normal activities. I could not play golf. My experience at Arthritis Treatment Center has been wonderful and beyond any expectations I had. I feel so much better. I will continue to refer patients to Arthritis Treatment Center and continue my treatment at Arthritis Treatment Center!”

Kay Keller, Hagerstown, Maryland


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“I had screened for a research trial at Arthritis Treatment Center and had an EKG done. It was abnormal, and Dr. Wei suggested I see a cardiologist. I contacted the hospital and they redid the test and it showed the same problem. I had some additional tests, which included a stress test. My heart continued to beat so fast they had to stop the test. I ended up having a catheterization done and they found I had 85% blockage in one artery and 100% blockage in another one. This whole problem was amazing to me because my blood pressure was normal and I had no pain or shortness of breath. If I didn’t consent to participate in a study and if it wasn’t for the 1st EKG performed at Dr. Wei’s office, I wouldn’t have known anything. I am very thankful I came in for a screening visit! It really could have been a serious health risk!”

R. B. Omo, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania


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“After 10 years of direct, hands-on personal care at The Arthritis Treatment Center—I know that I’ve got the “best” team in town! Dr. Wei is a caring man and his staff is very helpful. I felt confined because my rheumatoid arthritis was controlling me. I felt like this is it—I’ve run out of hope. I decided to participate in a clinical research study…studying a gene transfer drug. While in the study my ankle flared up and I didn’t know whether it was a direct result of my first injection, but how would I know. Because of the assurance and great care of my “study nurse” and knowing that I can’t give up has made me overcome any feelings of being a guinea pig. All of my fear about research studies was thought out and researched prior to participating. I didn’t have to come off any of my regular medications to start the study—so that was a plus. If you have an arthritis need—Arthritis Treatment Center is top of the line!”

Gary Young, Walkersville, Maryland


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“When I first came to Arthritis Treatment Center I was in dire condition. I was taking Daypro. Then I began taking Joint Food. The pain in my knees comes back if I miss a couple of days of taking Joint Food. I’ve tried buying other brands of glucosamine and chondroitin but they don’t work. Joint Food is a miracle drug! Today, I also take Mobic. It feels like Mobic has helped a lot. I feel that Joint Food and Mobic work together. I have recommended it to my friends!”

Mary F. Allen, Jefferson, Maryland


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“I couldn’t use my left shoulder or put my left arm behind my back. There were lots of things I couldn’t do, especially lift my great granddaughter who is a cancer patient and only 2-years-old. My sister sees Dr. Wei and referred me to his office. I have been helped at each visit. I feel really well now and I love Dr. Wei!”

Betty J. Park, Mapleton Depot, Pennsylvania


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“My knee hurt 24/7 and at night it was bad enough that it effected my sleeping. With not sleeping well I was always tired. My knee pain made any amount of walking uncomfortable. Steps were a problem. Going up was fine but coming down was painful. After the first couple of research appointments at Arthritis Treatment Center my knee was less painful and continued to improve. I never felt like a guinea pig being in a research trial. I just hurt and thought being in a research study is a great way to lessen my knee pain. As painful as my knee was I was willing to try anything. The study demanded a lot of time but I was aware of that before starting it. My appointments were scheduled so that my work time missed was kept at a minimum. I could not have asked for better scheduling. It worked great! My care at Arthritis Treatment Center has been the best. Everyone is friendly and has a way of making you feel comfortable. Arthritis Treatment Center is a rare doctor’s office in that during an appointment you never feel that you are being rushed and when leaving you actually understand what was said. I feel like I matter and I am well cared for. In my opinion, Arthritis Treatment Center is great!”

B. Belinda Wenner, Keedysville, Maryland


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“I was feeling tired and very achy in all my joints. I was having a difficult time getting up from a chair. I am usually very active and I walk two miles every day but I was not walking because my knee was hurting. I was referred to Arthritis Treatment Center by one of their patients. It has been an amazing and rewarding experience from the very beginning. My knee is doing well and I am walking again! I feel great! As long as I need medical attention I will receive care with Dr. Wei!”

Vava Railey, Oakland, Maryland


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“I was feeling pretty rough. I had an accident and I was really feeling worse. It was impossible to work and I could hardly walk. Dr. Wei recommended IDD treatment for my back. I think the treatment has been great. I’m doing pretty good. I definitely am walking a lot better. All of my muscle spasms have stopped and the pain is less.”

Misti Hoffmaster, Knoxville, Maryland


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"My problems began about seven years ago with a gradual worsening of my physical condition. It got to the point in 1995 where my pain was actually so severe that I had to quit my job because I hurt so bad. There would be so many days where I was in horrible pain that I would spend days in bed unable to move. On the days that I was able to get out of bed, it would take me hours to do it. It was terrible. I was at my end. Then, in 1995, I came to Arthritis Treatment Center for help. Within a couple of months, I started to see some relief. I guess after all those years of hurting I wanted immediate relief. I entered a study of a new drug for rheumatoid arthritis called ENBREL. The results are amazing. I have been pain free for about a year now. I am now a full time student and have my life back together now."

Therese McKinney, Taneytown, Maryland


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"Before coming to Arthritis Treatment Center , I could barely walk. I couldn't sleep. I couldn't dress myself. I couldn't even stand having a blanket on top of me. It took me two hours to put my socks on. It was torture. I was so miserable I didn't even care if I died. The first day I came in for my consultation, Dr. Wei took one look at me and knew right away what was wrong with me. Just one look, with no further testing. I was started right away on medicine and, within 10 hours, I could walk. Within 4-5 days I could tell a big difference. Now, I can do just about anything!"

Gary Young, Frederick, Maryland


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“I was living each day in pain… unable to bend my knee, kneel, or walk long distances. I needed to remain active so that I could care for my property, my horses, and my dogs. Oral medications didn’t agree with me, so I worked through the pain without drugs. Dr. Wei and I decided that the stem cell regeneration procedure might be the best option for me. I was a little nervous about having the procedure done, but it was quick and I noticed improvement within a day of having it done. The level of pain has reduced significantly, and I have mobility back in my knee. This was the best choice for me in finding relief, and I recommend it to anyone who may have similar symptoms.”
Carla J. Bitner, Hagerstown, Maryland

 

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“I was experiencing more than 2 years of shoulder pain. It was affecting my swimming, daily house chores, and other simple things such as reaching a dish from a kitchen cabinet. It was becoming increasingly difficult to anything with a push/pull motion. Dr. Wei talked to me about a stem cell procedure that could actually regrow cartilage and eliminate my pain. I decided to have the procedure done!

 

I know that this will sound a little crazy, but I actually enjoyed the procedure. It was not painful, and I really found it fascinating to watch the procedure on the ultrasound machine. I felt no discomfort, and everything was done under a local anesthetic. I experienced far less pain than I expected, and I didn’t use the pain medication that he prescribed. I am now in physical therapy and have already experienced noticeable improvement.

 

I recommend this procedure to anyone who has osteoarthritis and may be looking at a new and more innovative approach to treating their disease.”
LaNita Bennett, Mt. Airy, Maryland

 

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“I was extremely tired and in pain.  My mobility was limited because I could hardly walk.  I was depressed due to pain and fatigue.  I heard about Dr. Wei through a friend of mine who saw him and Dr. Wei was also recommended highly from Dr. Lloyd in Chevy Chase.  The care I’ve gotten has been excellent!  I love the efficiency of the office and having everything done right there.  The staff is exceptionally polite and caring!  I also get the cutting edge so I’m confident about new treatments and will be at Dr. Wei’s disposal as long as they are safe.  I’ve gotten part of life back!  I wish I had seen Dr. Wei much sooner!”
Leslie Williams -
Frederick, Maryland

“In April 2009, my rheumatoid arthritis was out of control. My legs and feet were swollen. I ended up in the emergency room. It was soon revealed that I had cirrhosis of the liver… and taken off all of my medication. How was I going to manage my arthritis? In September 2010, Dr. Wei sent me directly to the hospital because lab tests showed I had severely high calcium levels. He couldn’t even help me with my arthritis until these other health issues were resolved. So, December 2010, when I finally saw him… I walked out of his office – a completely new person. He gave me an IV and started me on Enbrel. I am now a 68 year old woman who feels like a teenager. What more can I say? Dr. Wei has truly changed my life.
Peggy Scott – Damascus, Maryland

“I was in bad shape. But, March 2007 was when Dr. Wei saved my life! He’s been treating my arthritis for several years. It’s now January 2011 and I feel like 50 and not 78. I’m doing fantastic!”
Virginia Bentz –
Hagerstown, Maryland

“For more than ten years, I was suffering from hip problems, which grew increasingly more painful in the last three to four months. It would take me 30 seconds to get out of a chair. I was self-conscience about going out because my hip would ‘get stuck’. I was told that I should consider a hip replacement, which I wasn’t ready to do. After seeing Dr. Wei, he recommended cortisone injections that could help temporarily, which I felt – was the best option for me. I have had about three to four injections throughout the year, it’s a simple procedure, and not overly uncomfortable. I’m going to continue with this therapy as it is working well for me.”
Jennie Shamey –
Washington, DC

“I wasn’t feeling well, and I was feeling as if the doctors were just giving me more medicine. Some friends of ours recommended Dr. Wei to me. I had heard good things about him, but had never followed up. I made a consultation visit, which included a whole battery of lab tests. He discovered that my calcium levels were way up, and that could be contributing to my arthritis pain. He actually took me off medicines, which helped me feel better. Dr. Wei not only took care of my osteoarthritis and tendonitis, but as a process of his assessment, he diagnosed me with parathyroidism… and referred me to a specialist for followup. The Arthritis Treatment Center has opened a whole new way of being treated, and I am privileged to be a patient.”
JoAnn Wolfe –
Myersville, Maryland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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