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Lakeshore Orthopaedics
Harbor Town Campus
1650 S. 41st Street
Manitowoc, WI
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1414 N. Taylor Drive
Suite 205
Sheboygan, WI

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Harbor Town is a health care village concept that offers an innovative, coordinated and patient centered
approach to health care. It offers access to key services such as family medicine, rheumatology, orthopaedics, rehabilitation, and chiropractic, combining them with a lab, diagnostic imaging, wellness center and retail in one convenient location.

Sometimes the pain doesn't go away... 
   
Ekaterina Soforo, MD
Lakeshore Orthopaedics

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If you have musculoskeletal pain that is not severe or disabling and last just a few days, it makes sense to give the problem a reasonable chance to be resolved. But sometimes pain in the joints, muscles or bones IS severe and persists for more than a few days. At that point, you should see a rheumatologist.

Rheumatologists are specially trained to do the detective work necessary to discover the cause of swelling and pain.

Many types of rheumatic diseases are not easily identified in the early stages. But an early diagnosis is important, as some musculoskeletal disorders respond best to treatment in the early stages of the disease. Rheumatology has changed dramatically over the last decade. There are many new treatment options for rheumatoid arthritis and other rheumatic conditions that can help you live a normal lifestyle and prevent disability.

Ekaterina Soforo, MD, is experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of arthritis and other diseases of the joints, muscles and bones. She specializes in the management of more than 100 autoimmune and rheumatic conditions, including:

            • arthritis (rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis)
            • certain autoimmune diseases
            • musculoskeletal pain disorders
            • osteoporosis
            • gout
            • lupus
            • back pain
            • vasculitis
            • fibromyalgia
            • tendonitis

Her goal is to not only treat rheumatoid conditions, but help prevent disability, offer coping mechanisms, provide behavioral therapy for improving quality of life, prescribe medication regimes, and recommend rehabilitative functions. She believes that patient education is one of the most important factors in patient-physician relationships and involves her patients in the decision making about their disease management.

About Dr. Soforo

Dr. Soforo is a fellowship-trained rheumatologist board certified in rheumatology and internal medicine. She has published several papers in her field and is a member of the American College of Physicians, American Medical Association and American College of Rheumatology.

Dr. Soforo’s free time is devoted to her family, plus she enjoys traveling and reading.