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We found 5 rheumatologists who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Silver 04/100 near Colorado Springs, CO.

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Dr. Megan Catherine Macneil, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
215 Parkside Drive; #200
Colorado Springs, CO
 

Dr. Megan Macneil sees patients in Colorado Springs, CO. Her medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Macneil include rheumatic diseases. Patients gave Dr. Macneil an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Macneil honors. She attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Macneil trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for her residency. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Centura Health and the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth).

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Clinical interests: Rheumatic Diseases

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2 S Cascade Avenue; Suite 140
Colorado Springs, CO
 

Dr. Dominik Sokalski's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Dr. Sokalski is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of Medical University of Warsaw. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. He is affiliated with Centura Health.

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Dr. Dan Aurel Cristescu, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
 

Dr. Dan Cristescu is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He works in Colorado Springs, CO. His clinical interests include rheumatic diseases. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Cristescu attended Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca for medical school and subsequently trained at Danbury Hospital for residency. Dr. Cristescu is affiliated with Centura Health and the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth).

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Clinical interests: Rheumatic Diseases

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1633 Medical Center Point
Colorado Springs, CO
 

Dr. Lawrence Zyskowski's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Zyskowski is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School.

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Dr. Martha L Dambrosio, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
 

Dr. Martha D'ambrosio is an adult rheumatology specialist in Colorado Springs, CO. Areas of expertise for Dr. D'ambrosio include general care and rheumatic diseases. She is affiliated with the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth). Dr. D'ambrosio is a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. Dr. D'ambrosio's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. The average patient rating for Dr. D'ambrosio is 3.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatic Diseases, General Care

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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.