We found 4 rheumatologists who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Silver 04/100 near Colorado Springs, CO.

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Dr. Dan Aurel Cristescu, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
 

Dr. Dan Cristescu is a Colorado Springs, CO physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. He has a special interest in rheumatic diseases. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cristescu obtained his medical school training at Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca and performed his residency at Danbury Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Centura Health and the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth).

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Clinical interests: Rheumatic Diseases

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

Dr. Dominik Sokalski works as an adult rheumatologist. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sokalski attended medical school at Medical University of Warsaw. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona for residency. He is affiliated with Centura Health.

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

Dr. Lawrence Zyskowski sees patients in Colorado Springs, CO. His medical specialty is adult rheumatology. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Zyskowski graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School.

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Dr. Martha L Dambrosio, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
 

Dr. Martha D'ambrosio practices adult rheumatology in Colorado Springs, CO. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, Dr. D'ambrosio focuses on general care and rheumatic diseases. Dr. D'ambrosio is professionally affiliated with the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. D'ambrosio obtained her medical school training at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia.

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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.
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