We found 13 rheumatologists who accept Private Healthcare Systems near Washington, DC.

Dr. Victoria Kate Shanmugam, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2150 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 2b
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Victoria Shanmugam practices adult rheumatology. Before performing her residency at Georgetown University Medical Center, Dr. Shanmugam attended Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School and Oxford University Medical School. She accepts MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Shanmugam's hospital/clinic affiliations include MedStar Health and GW Medical Faculty Associates. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Shanmugam's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Chronic Wounds, Hidradenitis Suppurativa, Systemic Lupus ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Practice, Adult Rheumatology
110 Irving Street Nw; Suite 2a-66
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Anastasia Markopoulou's areas of specialization are general practice and adult rheumatology. Her areas of expertise include the following: myositis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. She is affiliated with MedStar Health. Dr. Markopoulou takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Markopoulou is accepting new patients. She attended the University of Crete Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Albany Medical Center for residency. Dr. Markopoulou (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Greek.

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Clinical interests: Myositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal Problems, Gout, Systemic Lupus ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology, Adult Rheumatology
3800 Reservoir Road; Rheumatology Ll Gorman Building
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Stephen Mitchell practices pediatric rheumatology and adult rheumatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mitchell include rheumatic diseases. He is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Dr. Mitchell performed his residency at North Carolina Memorial Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Mitchell average 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatic Diseases

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Specializes in General Practice, Adult Rheumatology
3 Phc- Rheumatology; Division of Rheumatology
Washington Dc, DC
 

Dr. Lanaya Smith's medical specialty is general practice and adult rheumatology. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is affiliated with MedStar Health. Dr. Smith is an in-network provider for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Smith studied medicine at Howard University College of Medicine. She trained at Howard University Hospital for her residency.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
102 Irving Street Nw; Room 2141
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Robert Bunning is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. His clinical interests include lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. He is affiliated with MedStar Health. Before completing his residency at Washington Hospital Center, Dr. Bunning attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bunning takes. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, Lupus, Replacement Arthroplasty, Osteoarthritis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
Washington Hospital Center; Rheumatology 2a-66
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Florina Constantinescu is an adult rheumatology specialist in Washington, DC. Dr. Constantinescu has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Norwalk Hospital, Dr. Constantinescu attended medical school at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Her distinctions include: Outstanding Resident Award, Norwalk Community Health Center and Outstanding Graduate Award, Norwalk Hospital-affiliated Yale University. In addition to English, Dr. Constantinescu (or staff) speaks Romanian, Spanish, and German. Dr. Constantinescu is affiliated with Washington Hospital Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Constantinescu's office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3800 Reservoir Road
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Virginia Steen is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Steen is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. She accepts several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Steen graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3800 Reservoir Road
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Carol Mitnick's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. On average, patients gave Dr. Mitnick a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is especially interested in lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout. She is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. She accepts several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Mitnick's office for an appointment. She studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Mitnick trained at Georgetown University Hospital for her residency.

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Clinical interests: Gout, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus

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Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology, Adult Rheumatology
Kober Cogan B100; Georgetown Univ. Hospital
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Thomas Cupps' areas of specialization are adult allergy & immunology and adult rheumatology; he sees patients in Washington, DC. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cupps takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine and a graduate of Strong Memorial Hospital's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3800 Reservoir Road Georgetown Hos; 3 Phc
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Sean Whelton is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Whelton has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Georgetown University Hospital. He is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
110 Irving Street Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Christopher Collins is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. He accepts MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine, Dr. Collins performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
110 Irving Street Nw; Suite 2a66
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Arthur Weinstein is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He works in Washington, DC. Dr. Weinstein's areas of expertise include the following: lupus, lyme disease, and rheumatoid arthritis. He is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weinstein takes. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Weinstein studied medicine at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at Wellesley Hospital, Hammersmith Hospital, and Toronto General Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, Lupus, Lyme Disease

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3800 Reservoir Road Nw; Pasquerilla Healthcare Center 6th Floor
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Emily Myers is an adult rheumatology specialist in Washington, DC. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. These areas are among Dr. Myers's clinical interests: myositis, rheumatoid arthritis, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). She takes MultiPlan, Coventry, and First Health, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Myers attended Northeast Ohio Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at Summa Akron City Hospital for residency. She is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Myositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis, Lupus, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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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.