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José Alexis Méndez Rodríguez

José Alexis Méndez Rodríguez


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  • MED6120 · Physicians and Surgeons College of Costa Rica
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About me

To become a doctor was a goal of life, with this profession I can be close to people, understand their pain, their difficulties and problems. It is a very professional way of serving others.
I really enjoy my work, I try to be innovating, so in addition to providing direct care to patients I also participated in teaching in the training of new doctors, give speeches of various rheumatic diseases and also have a research center called CAIRA. This way I can keep an interesting balance between care and research, which allows me to be updated.

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My studies

Specialty in Rheumatology. Universidad de Costa Rica. 2009
Baccalaureate and Bachelor of General Medicine. Universidad de Costa Rica. February 1994 - December 2000
Medical Surgeon Degree. Universidad de Costa Rica. February 1994 - December 1999

My courses

Musculoskeletal ultrasound September 2011 - October 2011

My internships or trainings

PreceptorshipClinical research
Hospital RotationEarly arthritis
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I treat these patients:


I treat these medical conditions:

Ankylosing spondylitis
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Heel spurs
High uric acid
Joint and muscle vasculitis
Joint pain
Juvenile arthritis
Lower back pain
Meralgia paresthetica
Muscle contracture
Neck pain, shoulder and hips
Rheumatoid arthritis
Sjögren's syndrome
Spinal cord joint inflammation (ankylosing spondylitis)
Trauma rotator cuff
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I worked on:

Member of the Board - Asociación Costarricense Reumatología
Clinic Chief - Hospital San Juan de Dios
Principal researcher - Centro de Atención e Investigación en Reumatología y Afines (CAIRA)
Principal Investigator - CAIRA (Center for Comprehensive Care in Rheumatology and Allied)
Chief of Rheumatology Service San Juan de Dios Hospital
Graduate Professor at the University of Costa Rica

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My publications

Conferencista Nacional e Internacional
Revista Clínica de la Escuela de Medicina de la UCR-HSJD año 2012 Volumen 2 No XII ISSN 2215-27. Caso 15-2012 Femenina 24 años con Artritis Reumatoide ( AR ) y Lupus Eritematoso ( LES ): RHUPUS Rev Cl EMed UCR www.revista 30 diciembre 2012.
Revista Clínica de la Escuela de Medicina de la UCR-HSJD año 2013 Volumen 3 No V ISSN 2215-2741. Tema 5-2013. Esclerosis Sistémica. Rev Cl EMed UCR www.revista 30 mayo 2013.
Revista Clínica de la Escuela de Medicina de la UCR-HSJD año 2013 Volumen 3 No V ISSN 2215-2741. Articulo original. Evolución de los pacientes con Nefritis Lúpica Proliferativa en el Servicio de Reumatología del Hospital San Juan de Dios que completaron tratamiento de 2 años hasta diciembre 2010. Rev Cl EMed UCR www.revista 30 abril 2013.
Investigador Principal en estudios intervencionales y observacionales en CAIRA ( Centro de Atención Integral en Reumatología y Afines )
Demographic and Clinical Characteristics of Latin American Patients with Spondyloarthritis. Abril 2018.
Preferencias de los pacientes en tratamiento con terapias antirreumáticas actuales para artritis reumatoide y su impacto en la adherencia/persistencia del tratamiento crónico, periodo 2010-2017
Mitos y realidades de la Terapia Biológica, Congreso Hondureño de Medicina Interna, Honduras 2012.
Manejo Integral de la Osteoartrosis, Congreso Panamericano de Ortopedia y Traumatología, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia 2013.
Latin America Biosimilars Speaker Training, Bogotá, Colombia, febrero 2014
Curso integral sobre Espondiloartropatías, entrenamiento a equipo centroamericano de ventas Abbvie, Guatemala, 2014
Artritis Reumatoide, fisiopatología. Congreso Nacional de Medicina Interna, Costa Rica, 2015
Artritis Reumatoide, su tratamiento. Chair main de la actividad. Houston Texas, 2016.
Experiencia Costarricense en Espondiloartropatías, PANLAR Panamá 2016.
Espondiloartropatías, sus generalidades y Espondiloartropatías, uso de MRI para la detección temprana. Entrenamiento a médicos del Caribe, Panamá junio 2016.
Artritis temprana, su importancia. XVI Congreso Unión Médica Santiago, Republica Dominicana, Julio 2016.
Latin America Regional Psoriatic Arthritis Advisory Board. Miami, EU, 23 setiembre 2016.
Avances en el manejo de las Espondiloartropatías. Congreso de Artropatías Inflamatorias. Sociedad Dominicana de Reumatología. Santo Domingo, Republica Dominicana, 22 Octubre 2016.
Monoterapia en Artritis Reumatoide, Congreso Hondureño de Reumatología, agosto 2017
Artropatía por Chikungunya, Colegio de Médicos de Costa Rica, setiembre 2017
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