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We found 8 rheumatologists who accept Humana Platinum near Roswell, GA.

Dr. Ciela Edith Lopez Armstrong, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1300 Upper Hembree Road; Building 100 Suite A
Roswell, GA
 

Dr. Ciela Lopez-Armstrong is an adult rheumatology specialist. Her average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Lopez-Armstrong attended Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Lopez-Armstrong is affiliated with Emory Johns Creek Hospital and North Fulton Hospital.

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Dr. Jatin R Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
11685 Alpharetta Highway; Suite 120
Roswell, GA
 

Dr. Jatin Patel's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Patel is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing his residency at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Dr. Patel attended M.P. Shah Medical College for medical school. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi. He is affiliated with Emory Johns Creek Hospital, WellStar, and North Fulton Hospital.

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Dr. Michael Lance Smitherman, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1305 Hembree Road; Suite 101
Roswell, GA
 

Dr. Michael Smitherman, who practices in Roswell, GA, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Smitherman include fibromyalgia, lupus, and osteoarthritis. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Smitherman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Smitherman studied medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He is affiliated with WellStar and North Fulton Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Gout, Arthritis, Lupus, Vasculitis, Osteoarthritis

Dr. Madhavi Latha Siddhanthi, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3747 Roswell Road Ne; Suite 205
Marietta, GA
 

Dr. Madhavi Siddhanthi is an adult rheumatology specialist in Marietta, GA. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Guntur Medical College, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Siddhanthi (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. She is affiliated with Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

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Dr. Xena Antoinette Whittier, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3747 Roswell Road Ne; Suite 205
Marietta, GA
 

Dr. Xena Whittier's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. She is professionally affiliated with Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. Dr. Whittier attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Ochsner Medical Center for residency. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Dr. Mohammad Kamran, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3747 Roswell Road Ne; Suite 205
Marietta, GA
 

Dr. Mohammad Kamran specializes in adult rheumatology. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Khyber Medical College and residency at James J. Peters VA Medical Center. Dr. Kamran (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Pashto, and Persian. Dr. Kamran is affiliated with WellStar Cobb Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

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Dr. Kelly Ann Rouster-Stevens, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
3795 Mansell Road
Alpharetta, GA
 

Dr. Kelly Rouster-Stevens' specialty is pediatric rheumatology. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Rouster-Stevens graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She is affiliated with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

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Dr. Elaine S Ramsay, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
1255 Johnson Ferry Road; Suite 2
Marietta, GA
 

Dr. Elaine Ramsay, who practices in Atlanta, GA and Marietta, GA, is a medical specialist in pediatric rheumatology. She is affiliated with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.