Andrew Lumpe, PhD

About Andrew Lumpe, PhD

Andrew was officially diagnosed with RA in 2009 but lived with symptoms for many years prior. As a former high school science teacher and current college professor, he brings scientific and analytic perspectives to dealing with the disease.

By Andrew Lumpe, PhD - September 21, 2015
One must always be careful to not automatically attribute any new medical symptom with RA. There are, however, many comorbid (occurs alongside) conditions with an autoimmune disease like RA. These can include... READ MORE

By Andrew Lumpe, PhD - April 26, 2015
Having rheumatoid arthritis forces us to seek out doctors in a variety of specialties and subspecialties. Part of being a “professional patient” is learning how to select quality doctors for our care.... READ MORE

By Andrew Lumpe, PhD - February 22, 2015
There’s a great scene in the classic 1975 movie Jaws where Fisherman Quint, Police Chief Brody, and Scientist Hooper are sitting around on a boat during the evening. The three are drinking and... READ MORE

By Andrew Lumpe, PhD - January 9, 2015
It’s complicated to describe the various types of pain experienced from RA. As this article was being written, all of the proximal interphalangeal or PIP finger joints (middle joint) are swollen, painful,... READ MORE