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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 specialties are adult hospital medicine and adult rheumatology. AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hussaini takes. Dr. Hussaini obtained her medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed her residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Hussaini (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Hussaini is professionally 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's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Maehara attended St. George's University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, California, VA Long Beach Healthcare System, and Kings County Hospital Center for residency. Dr. Maehara (or staff) speaks Filipino, Spanish, and Taiwanese. His professional affiliations include 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. He is affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and ProHealth Partners. Dr. Dolan is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Dolan trained 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 takes.

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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. She studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. She trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for residency. Dr. Prakash honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Prakash (or staff) speaks Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. She 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. She works in Long Beach, CA. She studied medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Godfrey is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. She is professionally 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 practices adult rheumatology. He is professionally affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. After completing medical school at Howard University College of Medicine, he performed his residency at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix. Patient ratings for Dr. Neal average 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Karen Yeter's area of specialization is rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases). She accepts the following insurance: Health Net, Medicare, and Kaiser Permanente. Dr. Yeter graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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

Dr. Chau Nguyen specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Long Beach, CA. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. In addition to English, Dr. Nguyen speaks 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.