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We found 9 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 specializes in adult hospital medicine and adult rheumatology and practices in Costa Mesa, CA and Long Beach, CA. AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hussaini accepts. She attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Hussaini's medical residency was performed at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Hussaini (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Hussaini is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. Michael Maehara is a specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Maehara (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino, Spanish, and Taiwanese. Dr. Maehara is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and PIH Health. He attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Maehara trained at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, California, VA Long Beach Healthcare System, and Kings County Hospital Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Maehara takes.

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

Dr. Geoffrey Dolan practices adult rheumatology. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dolan honors. Dr. Dolan graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. In addition to English, Dr. Dolan speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and ProHealth Partners.

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

Dr. Shraddha Prakash specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Long Beach, CA, Oakland, CA, and San Leandro, CA. Dr. Prakash accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Prakash attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Prakash (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Prakash's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. Nancy Godfrey practices adult rheumatology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. Dr. Godfrey studied medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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

Dr. Nathaniel Neal works as an adult rheumatologist in Long Beach, CA. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Neal takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine and a graduate of St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix's residency program. He is professionally 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 specialist in rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases). She works in Long Beach, CA. She is professionally affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Yeter attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. She takes Health Net, Medicare, and Kaiser Permanente insurance.

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

Dr. Rebekah Neal is a rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases) specialist. Her professional affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Neal accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Kaiser Permanente, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Chau Nguyen works as an adult rheumatologist in Long Beach, CA. She is conversant in Vietnamese. Dr. Nguyen is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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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.