Dr. Jose Antonio Pando, MD, FACP
Dr. Pando is the founder of Delaware Arthritis. He is Board Certified in Rheumatology and practices Integrative Rheumatology, blending conventional medicine with alternative approaches. Born and raised in Lima, Peru, he started his education in Peru and graduated from medical school at the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara Mexico. He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at The Yale University Primary Care Program in New Haven, Connecticut.
Dr. Pando completed his Rheumatology fellowship training at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland and Georgetown University in Washington DC. He also recently graduated from the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson, an intensive and internationally recognized Integrative Medicine program. Launched in 1997 by Integrative Medicine pioneer Andrew Weil, MD, the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine is a 1,000-hour, two-year distance-learning program for physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.
Dr. Pando’s primary medical interests are in the areas of rheumatoid arthritis and other forms of inflammatory joint diseases. His favorite leisure activities involve spending time with his wife, Catherine, and their three children. He enjoys soccer, yoga, music, and going to the beach. He is fluent in both English and Spanish.
Since being founded in 2001, Delaware Arthritis has been leading the way in the diagnosis and treatment of arthritis, musculoskeletal disorders, autoimmune illnesses, and osteoporosis. Our practice integrates state of the art medical care with comprehensive services with one goal in mind: improving your quality of life.
We maintain an on-site infusion center and offer many ancillary services to our patients. Additionally, we have a very active clinical research program that participates in national clinical trials. These trials evaluate new medications used in the treatment of arthritis, osteoporosis, and various other rheumatic diseases. We firmly believe that the combination of services we offer and our aggressive clinical research program allows our patients to have access to the most recent and innovative technologies and medications available. We are committed to providing state of the art rheumatological care in a warm and compassionate atmosphere.
Our on-site services allow us to centralize your care. Some of the on-site services we offer include a comfortable and efficient infusion suite for biological medication, state of the art DEXA Bone Density and Balance Plate Testing for Osteoporosis and Body Composition measurements, arthritic injections, EMGs, on-site lab services, and clinical research trials (allowing us to provide the newest therapies available).
To provide overall health, we are now part of “The Wellness Center,” with a demonstration kitchen for cooking demonstrations and a movement studio to practice Yoga and Pilates.
Jennifer Rahn, PA-C
Jennifer Rahn was born and raised in Arlington, VA. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Catawba College in 1998. Jennifer became interested in medicine while working as a senior lab technician in a Biomedical Engineering lab at Johns Hopkins University.
She completed her Master of Physician Assistant at Eastern Virginia Medical School in 2004. Jennifer’s special interests include patient education and performing joint injections.
During her time off, she enjoys biking, hiking, cooking, and going to the beach with her husband, Eric, and their two girls.
Jennifer Willey, FNP
Jennifer Willey was born and raised in Kennett Square, PA. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from West Chester University in 2006. After working nine years as a Registered Nurse in the Medical Surgical and Emergency Room fields, she returned back to school in order to obtain her Master’s Degree.
In 2015, Jennifer obtained her Master of Science degree at Wilmington University. She is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner whose medical interests include Rheumatoid Arthritis and providing patient education.
Jennifer and her husband Anthony have four children. She enjoys attending her children’s sporting events and going to the beach with her family.