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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Rubaiya Mallay, DO

1 month ago

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Rheumatoid Arthritis – Medication

So there’s a lot of research into rheumatoid arthritis and luckily there’s a lot of research in different medications to treat the disease, since we are getting better at diagnosing the disease and treating it...

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Rubaiya Mallay, DO

1 month ago

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Rheumatoid Arthritis – Treatment

Rheumatoid arthritis treatment involves medicine called DMARDs, which stands for disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs. This is a crucial step for treating rheumatoid arthritis and they really help to prevent joint damage and progression of the...

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Rubaiya Mallay, DO

1 month ago

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Rheumatoid Arthritis – Secondary Conditions

Secondary things that we see with rheumatoid, you can have Sjogren’s as well, where you have dry eyes, dry mouth. RA patients are also at a higher risk for osteoporosis and fractures. So it’s important...

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Rubaiya Mallay, DO

1 month ago

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Rheumatoid Arthritis – Lifestyle Changes

Lifestyle changes certainly will help with your symptoms with rheumatoid arthritis. It’s really important to keep physically active, to do regular exercises, and physical therapy and occupational therapy can certainly help patients with rheumatoid arthritis....

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Rubaiya Mallay, DO

1 month ago

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Rheumatoid Arthritis – Diagnosis

The diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis can be accomplished by visiting a doctor, whether it’s your primary care that sends you to see a rheumatologist. But certainly your medical history, your symptoms, a good physical exam,...

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Rubaiya Mallay, DO

2 months ago

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Rheumatoid Arthritis – Prevalence

Rheumatory arthritis is a fairly common disease, occurring in more than 1 million Americans. While rheumatoid arthritis can happen at any age, usually it affects between the age of 30 to 50. And it affects...

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Rubaiya Mallay, DO

2 months ago

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Rubaiya Mallay – Video Business Card

Hi, I’m Dr. Rubaiya Mallay. I am a rheumatologist. I work in Suncoast Internal Medicine Consultants, SIMC for short. I have done all my training at Suncoast with the HCA Largo Medical Hospital. So I...

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Rubaiya Mallay, DO

2 months ago

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Rheumatoid Arthritis – Cure

Unfortunately, there is no cure for rheumatoid arthritis. However, the quicker we diagnose the disease within the six months of symptoms, the earlier we can really prevent joint damage that occurs with rheumatoid arthritis. As...

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Rubaiya Mallay, DO

2 months ago

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Rheumatoid Arthritis – Complications

Rheumatoid arthritis can be very aggressive as it is a systemic disease, so it can have many complications. You can certainly have joint dislocation, joint swelling, and you can have swelling of the wrist that...

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Rubaiya Mallay, DO

2 months ago

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Rheumatoid Arthritis – Causes

So the truth really is that we don’t know what the exact cause of rheumatoid arthritis is. We do believe it’s multifactorial. There are some genetic and environmental factors that play a role. With the...

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