We found 21 rheumatologists who accept Humana Gold HMO near Metairie, LA.

Dr. Robert James Quinet, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Robert Quinet's specialty is adult rheumatology. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at North Carolina Memorial Hospital. Dr. Quinet has received professional recognition including the following: New Orleans Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Ochsner Medical Center.

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Dr. Tamika Ama Webb-Detiege, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Tamika Webb-Detiege sees patients in New Orleans, LA. Her medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Webb-Detiege takes. Her education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Cooper University Hospital. Dr. Webb-Detiege is professionally affiliated with Ochsner.

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Dr. Karen America Toribio, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Karen Toribio's specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Toribio is affiliated with Ochsner. She studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. She trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Dr. Jerald M Zakem, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Jerald Zakem is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Zakem is affiliated with Ochsner. He graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). His average patient rating is 0.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Zakem honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Dr. William E Davis, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. William Davis' area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Before performing his residency at Ochsner Medical Center, Dr. Davis attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner.

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Dr. Shikha Singla, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Shikha Singla is a rheumatologist. Dr. Singla's education and training includes medical school at Manipal College of Medical Sciences and residency at Medical Center of Central Georgia. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Ochsner.

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Dr. Stephen Joseph Derbes, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology
2700 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Stephen Derbes is a New Orleans, LA physician who specializes in allergy & immunology and adult rheumatology. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Derbes graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He has received professional recognition including the following: New Orleans Super Doctors. Dr. Derbes is professionally affiliated with Ochsner and Touro Infirmary.

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Dr. Abraham Gedalia, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
200 Henry Clay Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Abraham Gedalia's specialty is pediatric rheumatology. Dr. Gedalia is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital. He attended The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Soroka Medical Center. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received the following distinction: New Orleans Super Doctors. Dr. Gedalia welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Pain, Sarcoidosis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4315 Houma Boulevard; Suite 303
Metairie, LA
 

Dr. Joseph Biundo practices adult rheumatology in Metairie, LA. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Biundo has received the following distinction: New Orleans Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner.

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Dr. Alfredo Vichot, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2700 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Alfredo Vichot is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vichot takes. Dr. Vichot (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. He is affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC), Ochsner, and Touro Infirmary.

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Dr. Luis Rolan Espinoza, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2820 Napoleon Avenue; Suite 890
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Luis Espinoza is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He works in Thibodaux, LA and New Orleans, LA. Dr. Espinoza honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received the distinction of New Orleans Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Thibodaux Regional Medical Center.

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Dr. Lesley Ann Saketkoo, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adult Rheumatology
1601 Perdido Street
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Lesley Saketkoo practices adult rheumatology. On average, patients gave Dr. Saketkoo a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Saketkoo takes. She studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Tulane Medical Center and Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2820 Napoleon Avenue; Suite 890
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Nirupa Patel is an adult rheumatology specialist. Dr. Patel is a graduate of Seth G.S. Medical College. Dr. Patel takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4315 Houma Boulevard; Suite 303
Metairie, LA
 

Dr. Louis Perdue practices adult rheumatology in Metairie, LA. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Perdue graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4315 Houma Boulevard; Suite 303
Metairie, LA
 

Dr. Leonard Serebro practices adult rheumatology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Serebro is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2633 Napoleon Avenue; Suite 530
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Madelaine Feldman's specialty is adult rheumatology. She is affiliated with Touro Infirmary. She graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Feldman has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Feldman accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: New Orleans Super Doctors.

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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.