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We found 8 rheumatologists who accept Medicare near Long Beach, CA.

Dr. Noreen Mirza Hussaini, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine, Adult Rheumatology
2110 N. Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Noreen Hussaini's areas of specialization are adult hospital medicine and adult rheumatology. Dr. Hussaini takes AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Her medical residency was performed at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Hussaini (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Hussaini is open to new patients.

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Dr. Michael S Maehara, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2220 Clark Avenue
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Michael Maehara practices adult rheumatology. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Maehara's education and training includes medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine and residency at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, California, Kings County Hospital Center, and VA Long Beach Healthcare System. Dr. Maehara (or staff) is conversant in Filipino, Spanish, and Hindi. He is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and PIH Health.

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Dr. Geoffrey S Dolan, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3816 Woodruff Avenue; #412
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Geoffrey Dolan is a Long Beach, CA physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Dolan's professional affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and ProHealth Partners. He graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dolan honors.

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Dr. Shraddha Prakash, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2699 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Shraddha Prakash's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. In addition to English, Dr. Prakash (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Prakash's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. She studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. She trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for her residency. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Prakash is open to new patients.

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Dr. Nancy F Godfrey, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
6226 E Spring Street; 275
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Nancy Godfrey is a specialist in adult rheumatology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Godfrey is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. Dr. Godfrey studied medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2840 Long Beach Boulevard; Suite 365
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Nathaniel Neal's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Neal attended Howard University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix for residency. Dr. Neal is affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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Specializes in Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
2699 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Karen Yeter is a rheumatologist. She is professionally affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. She is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Yeter accepts Health Net, Medicare, and Kaiser Permanente insurance.

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Dr. Chau Lien Nguyen, DO
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2699 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Chau Nguyen sees patients in Long Beach, CA. Her medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Nguyen accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She is conversant in Vietnamese.

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What is Rheumatology?

Rheumatology is the medical specialty that is concerned with arthritis and other diseases of inflammation. Inflammation can occur anywhere in the body, but it is most common in the joints and connective tissues. Arthritis, which occurs in the joints, is also a very common condition, so rheumatology is strongly associated with joint care. But rheumatology is about more that just arthritis. Other conditions that a rheumatologist might treat include:
  • Lupus, a chronic inflammatory disease
  • Ankylosing spondylitis, inflammation at the base of the spine
  • Sjogren’s syndrome, an autoimmune disorder that stops production of tears and saliva
  • Fibromyalgia, a disorder causing widespread, chronic pain and fatigue

Pediatric rheumatologists are doctors that specialize in treating inflammatory diseases in children. Rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and other inflammatory diseases can begin even in childhood, and can cause a unique set of problems for active and growing children.

Rheumatologists use patient symptoms as well as lab tests and imaging tests such as MRIs to diagnose disease. Treatment varies widely depending on the diagnosis, but it may include physiotherapy (to improve motion, ability, and function) or medications. Commonly prescribed medications include anti-inflammatories such as NSAIDS (e.g. Tylenol, Ibuprofen) and steroids, or immune system suppressants such as methotrexate and TNF inhibitor medications (e.g. Enbrel, Humira). The goal is always to increase the patient’s ability to move without pain and to reduce the need for future treatment.