Rubaiya Mallay, DO

Rheumatology

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Rheumatology

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Dr. Mallay is currently a practicing rheumatologist in Largo, Florida and she serves as the Director of MPP infusions. She graduated with a B.S. in Biology, minor Chemistry and Spanish at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2001 and then continued her medical education at Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) graduating in 2007. She then completed her residency and fellowship at Largo Medical Center, completing her studies in 2010. After graduation she has remained part of the clinical faculty at Largo medical center with multiple affiliations with other medical schools.

Dr. Mallay believes that being a good doctor goes hand in hand with being a good educator, and continues to provide patients and medical residents with information that is in their best interest and champions the practice of preventive medicine. She has lectured on the topic of good health practices and autoimmune disease states at numerous meetings and co-authored multiple papers, including chapters on RA and Sjogren’s. Dr. Mallay has also received certification for the use of Ultrasound and Xrays for early diagnosis of arthritis and continues to use the ultrasound for guided joint injections and Carpal tunnel procedures. Dr. Mallay also has research experience, focusing on chronic inflammatory diseases, and novel treatment options.

Education

  • DO: Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM), Virginia

  • Residency and Fellowship: Largo Medical Center, FL

Board Certifications

  • Board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology

Areas of Expertise

  • Rheumatology

  • Arthritis

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Sjögren's Syndrome

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Gout – Hereditary

So the inheritance pattern of gout isn’t clear, but we do believe there’s some genetic components to it and some environmental factors that are involved. And having a close relative with gout increases your chances,...

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Gout – Gout Flares

Unlike other forms of arthritis, gout does not produce constant pain unless you’ve had it for a long time. Oftentimes you just have these attacks or flares, and then you have new pain in between...

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Gout – Complications

So certainly if gout is left untreated, you can have formations of tophi, those big lumps in the elbows and knees, and pretty much every joint. And these big tophis can sometimes, they’re sometimes very...

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Gout – When to see a Doctor

So if you experienced some of the symptoms that I have described before, intense pain in your joint, you should certainly call your doctor. Gout that goes untreated can lead to worsening pain, joint damage,...

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Gout – Symptoms

So the signs and symptoms of a gout flare is when, what I described before as a gout attack or a flare, they are very painful. Even after the flare, sometimes patients will still have...

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Gout – Affected Body Parts

A gout flare can usually occur one joint at a time, but not always. The big toe is a common joint that’s affected. The medical term for that is podagra. However, any joints like the...

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Gout – Overview

So gout is one of the most common and most complex forms of arthritis, and it is a very painful type of arthritis. It can affect anyone and it’s characterized by very sudden sever attacks...

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Gout – Occurrence

So gout occurs when urate crystals accumulate into your joint, causing the inflammation intense pain of a gout attack. Urate crystals can form, again, when you have high uric acid level in your bloodstream. Now,...

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Gout – Lasting Effects

So gout symptoms can come and go and we call that flares. And these flares can last for some people for days and for weeks. And then you have time in between these flares that...

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Gout – Immediate Medical Attention

Any signs of gout or joint pain, you should certainly see a doctor as soon as possible, because if it is gout left untreated, then obviously it will worsen rapidly. And then you can have...

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