Mark Borigini, M.D., Health Professional

Mark Borigini is a doctor primarily located in Bethesda, MD, with another office in Downey, CA. He has 29 years of experience. His specialties include Rheumatology and Internal Medicine. He wrote for HealthCentral as a health professional for Pain Management and Osteoporosis.

Treatment Options for Rheumatoid Arthritis - Pros and Cons

There is no cure for rheumatoid arthritis, this almost goes without saying. However, there are a variety of medications which not only provide relief from pain and inflammation, but which also have the potential to put the disease into remission. And ...
Mark Borigini, M.D.

Different Types of RA

How different are the symptoms between mild, moderate, and severe RA - and how do you treat each type?
Mark Borigini, M.D.

When is it OK to Switch Rheumatoid Arthritis Medications?

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder that has no cure. It is an autoimmune disorder, in which the patient’s own immune system attacks its own tissues. The goal is to quiet this attack, and put a halt to the inflammation. The approa...
Mark Borigini, M.D.

The Double Why-Me: Rheumatoid Arthritis and Hepatitis C

While the past decade has seen great advances in the understanding and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, there are still segments of the rheumatoid arthritis population that have not been able to even try many newer treatments due to the presence of ...
Mark Borigini, M.D.

X-rays Work Better for RA Than MRIs

While the traditional x-ray is still the radiologic tool most used by rheumatologists to diagnose rheumatoid arthritis, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has slowly but surely developed a following among some rheumatologists. This is because MRI studi...
Mark Borigini, M.D.

Prescribing Narcotics: A Doctor's Point of View

It has been about ten years since the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) launched what some feel is a targeted war on drugs, the battleground being your Doctor’s office. The DEA feels there has continued to be a diversion of prescrip...
Mark Borigini, M.D.

Medicinal Marijuana: The Myths, the Money, the Munchies

Marijuana has been used as a medical treatment for many centuries. We have been hearing more about so-called medicinal marijuana because of the recent United States Supreme Court ruling that essentially concluded that state laws permitting medicinal ...
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