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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's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Dr. Shanmugam's professional affiliations include MedStar Health and GW Medical Faculty Associates. She is a graduate of Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School and Oxford University Medical School and a graduate of Georgetown University Medical Center's residency program. MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shanmugam honors. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Chronic Wounds, Hidradenitis Suppurativa, 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's areas of specialization are pediatric rheumatology and adult rheumatology; he sees patients in Washington, DC. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mitchell has a special interest in rheumatic diseases. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Mitchell is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and a graduate of North Carolina Memorial Hospital's residency program.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatic Diseases

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

Dr. Robert Bunning is an adult rheumatology specialist. Dr. Bunning attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Bunning completed a residency program at Washington Hospital Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Bunning include lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. Dr. Bunning is in-network for several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health. He welcomes 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's specialty is adult rheumatology. In addition to English, Dr. Constantinescu (or staff) speaks Romanian, Spanish, and German. She is affiliated with Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Constantinescu obtained her medical school training at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy and performed her residency at Norwalk Hospital. MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Constantinescu accepts. She has received the following distinctions: Outstanding Resident Award, Norwalk Community Health Center and Outstanding Graduate Award, Norwalk Hospital-affiliated Yale University. She welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3800 Reservoir Road
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Virginia Steen's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. After attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Steen honors MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Steen is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Thomas Cupps is a specialist in adult allergy & immunology and adult rheumatology. He works in Washington, DC. Dr. Cupps is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to 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. Dr. Cupps is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3800 Reservoir Road
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Carol Mitnick's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Mitnick's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout. She is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. She is an in-network provider for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mitnick is accepting new patients. She graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then she performed her residency at Georgetown University Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Gout, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus

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

Dr. Sean Whelton is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He works in Washington, DC. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Whelton attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Georgetown University Hospital for residency. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Whelton accepts.

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

Dr. Anastasia Markopoulou's specialty is adult rheumatology. She has a special interest in myositis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Markopoulou accepts MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Albany Medical Center, Dr. Markopoulou attended medical school at the University of Crete Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Markopoulou (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Greek. Dr. Markopoulou is affiliated with MedStar Health. She is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Arthur Weinstein is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He works in Washington, DC. His clinical interests include lupus, lyme disease, and rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Weinstein is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. He takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Weinstein welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Weinstein trained at Wellesley Hospital, Hammersmith Hospital, and Toronto General Hospital.

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

Dr. Christopher Ellis Collins, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
110 Irving Street Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Christopher Collins' area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Dr. Collins is affiliated with MedStar Health. He is in-network for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC), Dr. Collins attended the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine for medical school.

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

Dr. Lanaya Smith is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. She takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith studied medicine at Howard University College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Smith trained at Howard University Hospital. Dr. Smith is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. Emily Myers is a Washington, DC physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. Her areas of expertise include myositis, rheumatoid arthritis, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). On average, patients gave Dr. Myers a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including MultiPlan, Coventry, and First Health. Dr. Myers graduated from Northeast Ohio Medical University. For her professional training, Dr. Myers completed a residency program at Summa Akron City Hospital. She is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. She is accepting 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.