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

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

Dr. Michael Smitherman is a specialist in adult rheumatology. After attending the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Smitherman's areas of expertise include fibromyalgia, lupus, and osteoarthritis. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is affiliated with WellStar and North Fulton Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Ciela Lopez-Armstrong specializes in adult rheumatology. Dr. Lopez-Armstrong is a graduate of Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for her residency. Her average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. In addition to English, Dr. Lopez-Armstrong speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Emory Johns Creek Hospital and North Fulton Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
11685 Alpharetta Highway; Suite 120
Roswell, GA
 

Dr. Jatin Patel is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He works in Roswell, GA. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Johns Creek Hospital, WellStar, and North Fulton Hospital. Dr. Patel attended M.P. Shah Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Jersey Shore University Medical Center for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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

Dr. Madhavi Siddhanthi is a specialist in adult rheumatology. She works in Marietta, GA. Dr. Siddhanthi is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She studied medicine at Guntur Medical College. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Siddhanthi (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Siddhanthi is professionally 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 medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Before performing her residency at Ochsner Medical Center, Dr. Whittier attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

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

Dr. Mohammad Kamran is a Marietta, GA physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Khyber Medical College. Dr. Kamran's residency was performed at James J. Peters VA Medical Center. Dr. Kamran (or staff) speaks Urdu, Pashto, and Persian. He 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 works as a pediatric rheumatologist in Atlanta, GA, Alpharetta, GA, and Duluth, GA. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rouster-Stevens is a graduate of 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 is a pediatric rheumatology specialist. She is affiliated with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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.