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Norman C. Madsen, B.M.B.S., M.Sc.

Norman C. Madsen, B.M.B.S., M.Sc.

Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology

4.9 out of 5 stars
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Contact

Appointment (585) 486-0901

Locations

Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology - Canandaigua

Thompson Professional Building
395 West Street, Suite 007
Canandaigua, NY 14424

Rheumatology Clinic - Henrietta

Red Creek (Calkins Corporate Park)
400 Red Creek Drive, Suite 240
Rochester, NY 14623

About Me

Dr. Madsen is a Rheumatologist and Assistant Professor in the Division of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology. He specializes in the treatment of autoimmune/inflammatory connective tissue diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and gout. His research focuses on the use ultrasoun...
Dr. Madsen is a Rheumatologist and Assistant Professor in the Division of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology. He specializes in the treatment of autoimmune/inflammatory connective tissue diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and gout. His research focuses on the use ultrasound technology to better differentiate early rheumatic disease patients from the healthy normal population, using ultrasound for guided procedures (including synovial biopsy), and the use of ultrasound as an outcome measure in clinical trials.

Certified Specialties

Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine

Rheumatology - American Board of Internal Medicine

Faculty Appointments

Assistant Professor - Department of Medicine, Allergy/Immunology and Rheumatology (SMD)

Credentials

Residency & Fellowship

Residency, Rheumatology, University of Alberta Hospital (Canada). 2015 - 2017

Residency, Internal Medicine, University of Alberta Hospital (Canada). 2012 - 2015

Internship, Internal Medicine, Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Canada). 2011 - 2012

Education

MBBS | Flinders University of South Australia (South Australia, Australia). 2010

Awards

Paul Davis Scholarship. 2017

Research

Dr. Madsen's research interests include the use ultrasound technology to better differentiate early rheumatic disease patients from the healthy normal population and the use of ultrasound as an outcome measure in clinical trials. Musculoskeletal Ultrasound findings have been shown to be biomarkers o...
Dr. Madsen's research interests include the use ultrasound technology to better differentiate early rheumatic disease patients from the healthy normal population and the use of ultrasound as an outcome measure in clinical trials. Musculoskeletal Ultrasound findings have been shown to be biomarkers of disease activity in large vessel vasculitis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, Sjögren’s syndrome and systemic sclerosis. Dr. Madsen is in the process of learning ultrasound guided synovial biopsy as part of several multicenter studies of psoriatic arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Publications

Journal Articles

n-3 Fatty acids inhibit transcription of human IL-13: implications for development of T helper type 2 immune responses.

MacLean E, Madsen N, Vliagoftis H, Field C, Cameron L

The British journal of nutrition.. 2013 March 28109 (6):990-1000. Epub 07/31/2012.

Characterization of the promoter of human CRTh2, a prostaglandin D2 receptor.

Quapp R, Madsen N, Cameron L

Biochemical and biophysical research communications.. 2007 November 30363 (4):948-53. Epub 09/29/2007.

Ratings & Comments

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Ratings

During this visit, did this provider spend enough time with you?

4.9 stars

During this visit, did this provider show respect for what you had to say?

4.9 stars

During this visit, did this provider give you easy to understand information about these health questions or concerns?

5.0 stars

During this visit, did this provider listen carefully to you?

5.0 stars

During this visit, did this provider explain things in a way that was easy to understand?

4.9 stars

Patient Comments

5.0 stars

Excellent

Apr 12, 2024

5.0 stars

Best provider I have had since moving back to NY

Apr 07, 2024

4.6 stars

I'm doing so well physically, we are working on cutting back on medications if possible!

Apr 04, 2024

4.6 stars

Good

Mar 30, 2024

Dr. Madsen shows concern and uses his knowledge to help with my condition. Asks the right questions and other conditions that might affect my autoimmune disease.

Mar 10, 2024

5.0 stars

He's a very good doctor, but you gotta keep in mind. Autoimmune diseases cannot be cured only some can be treated. He's a very smart doctor.

Feb 14, 2024

5.0 stars

Dr. Madsen is one of the very best doctors I have ever had. He is kind, respectful, informative, thoughtful, and patient. I never feel rushed. I am always comfortable bringing up any concerns. He addresses my concerns without making me feel ashamed. He takes time to explain test results and next steps, should there be any.

Jan 15, 2024

5.0 stars

I felt listened to. Dr. Madsen always makes me feel like what I have to say is important.

Dec 27, 2023

5.0 stars

I appreciate Dr. Madsen's professional, but caring, manner; his knowledge and ability to clearly explain things to me.

Nov 21, 2023

5.0 stars

I always look forward to seeing Dr. Madsen

Oct 15, 2023

5.0

I have had three rheumatologists since I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder. Dr. Madsen is by far the best. I am grateful he is in charge of my care, and he sets a high standard for the practice of his specialty.

Jun 21, 2023

5.0

Dr. Madsen always takes the time to listen to any concerns I have about my health. I know when I go to see him that I will be able to get a plan of treatment if necessary and that he will make sure that my medications are working.

Jun 02, 2023

5.0

He's excellent at listening and discussing.

Apr 17, 2023

5.0

I think he is an EXCELLENT doctor that I trust. [...]

Apr 11, 2023

5.0

Dr. Madsen was very pleased with the stelara, I have no joint pain in my fingers or swelling .

Feb 25, 2023

5.0

First time seeing Dr. Madsen. He was Knowledgeable and personable.

Feb 16, 2023

5.0

Dr Madsen has done more for me in the couple appointments I've had with him then other doctors have done in two or three years

Feb 11, 2023

5.0

I feel very fortunate to have Dr. Madsen as my physician. He is what every doctor should aspire to be. Attentive, informative, logical, caring, patient, genuine. He never makes me feel stupid with any of my questions. He answers all my questions fully. And he never makes me feel I am wasting his time.

Jan 07, 2023

5.0

As I said earlier, Dr. Madsen is AWESOME! Am happy with him and his knowledge and he is easy to talk to!!!!

Dec 31, 2022

5.0

Well satisfied

Dec 19, 2022

5.0

Dr. Madsen always listens to me and keeps me engaged as It relates to my health care and treatment.

Dec 03, 2022

5.0

Dr. Madsen listens to all I have to say and discusses potential outcomes or necessary future Issues we may have to deal with. I feel that If my medical needs change, I can rely on Dr. Madsen to adjust his care as needed.

Dec 03, 2022

5.0

Dr. Madsen is the best doctor I have ever had contact.

Nov 23, 2022

5.0

Exceptional doctor, caring and aware of complete medical history of patient, addressing needs of health care complete of Individual needs.

Nov 06, 2022

5.0

Dr. Madsen js the best

Sep 10, 2022

5.0

Dr. Madsen is the third rheumatologist I have seen. He has been the best of all.

Jul 30, 2022

5.0

Very good experience

Jun 20, 2022

1.8

If I could leave this provider and find a different rheumatologist I certainly would. [...]

May 12, 2022

5.0

I have never been more pleased with a doctor or office staff before.

Apr 18, 2022

5.0

Dr Madsen has rediagnosed me and has better treatment options and pain management than I've been offered in the 11 years since initial diagnosis

Apr 16, 2022