Get to know Rheumatologist Dr. Asaf Z. Klein, who serves patients in Hewlett, New York.
Dr. Klein is a board certified rheumatologist who is currently serving patients at Rheumatology Consultants, LLP in Hewlett, New York. The doctors, nurses, technicians, medical assistants and ancillary staff at Rheumatology Consultants, LLP take a multi-disciplinary approach to patient care. “As a member of your healthcare team, we will work closely and empathetically with you to develop an individualized program to meet your needs. Our innovative patient care philosophy blends more than five decades of rheumatology experience with leading-edge technology and clinical experience, giving our patients access to a wide variety of treatment options. We believe that patients should play an active role in their healthcare. Our job is to educate you and provide you with the necessary tools to help manage your disease in a way you yourself find acceptable and beneficial” as stated on the practice’s website.
Dr. Klein earned his medical degree from SUNY Downstate Medical School in Brooklyn, New York and performed his residency at the world-famous Cleveland Clinic. After moving back to New York, he completed a fellowship in rheumatology at Northwell Health in Long Island. During this time, he collaborated with some of the world’s experts on lupus.
Dr. Klein is board certified in both internal medicine and rheumatology by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). The ABIM is a physician-led, non-profit, independent evaluation organization driven by doctors who want to achieve higher standards for better care in a rapidly changing world.
Dr. Klein’s clinical interests include connective tissue diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, vasculitis, gout, pseudogout, spondyloarthropathies, scleroderma, antiphospholipid syndrome, systemic lupus erythematosus, osteoarthritis, and osteoporosis.
Dr. Klein ascribes to the motto: The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.
Rheumatology is a branch of medicine devoted to the diagnosis and therapy of rheumatic diseases. Physicians who have undergone formal training in rheumatology are called rheumatologists. Rheumatologists, like Dr. Klein, treat arthritis, autoimmune diseases, pain disorders affecting joints, and osteoporosis. There are more than 200 types of these diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, lupus, back pain, osteoporosis, and tendinitis.
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