Arthritis: All You Need to Know!

MEA Wellness Series presents – Arthritis: All You Need to Know!

Arthritis is inflammation of one or more of the body’s joints that causes pain and stiffness. There are many types of arthritis including osteoarthritis, inflammatory arthritis, posttraumatic arthritis, and septic (infectious) arthritis. Pain, swelling, and stiffness are the primary symptoms of arthritis. Any joint in the body may be affected by the disease.  Although there is no cure for arthritis, there are many treatment options available to help manage pain and keep people active. Come hear Monica Richey, Sr. Nurse Practitioner from Northwell Health as she delves into these topics and takes your questions after the formal lecture.  

Advance RSVP is required. Zoom link will be provided to registrants.

Monica Richey is a graduate from Hunter College School of Nursing. She received her BSN in 2002 and her MSN in 2009. Rheumatology has been her home for the last 18 years.  She received her training at Hospital for Special surgery and was part of the Lupus center of Excellence. She has a passion for patient education and in her tenure at HSS has developed several patient education programs including cardiovascular disease prevention, contraception, and preventive health. She served as the advocacy chair for the Rheumatology Nurses Society (RNS) and was part of at the Board of Directors for the Rheumatology Association for Advanced Practice Providers and is still serves as faculty.

She is currently a Senior Nurse Practitioner at the Division of Rheumatology at Northwell Health in New York.