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Licking Memorial Rheumatology
1902 Tamarack Road
Newark OH 43055
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (M, T, Th, F)
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon (W)
Phone: (220) 564-7975
Fax: (220) 564-7976
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Rheumatology is a specialty that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of individuals with musculoskeletal conditions and rheumatologic autoimmune disease.  Illnesses treated include rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis (with joint injections), lupus, Sjogren’s disease, ankylosing, spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, arthritis related to Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, different types of vasculitis, giant cell arthritis, polymyalgia rheumatica, inflammatory muscle conditions, osteoporosis and Paget’s disease.  Our rheumatologist can provide a wide range of services, both hospital-based and within the office.
Lydia E. Cortes-Betancourt, M.D., earned her medical degree from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  She completed an internal medicine residency at the Veterans Affairs Caribbean Healthcare System in San Juan and a rheumatology fellowship at The Ohio State University.  She is board certified in internal medicine.
January L. Beach, APRN-CNP, received Associate and Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees from Ohio University in Athens.  She received a Master of Science in Nursing degree from Walden University with a concentration in Adult Gerontology Primary Care.  She is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center in Rheumatology Nursing and Gerontology Primary Care.