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We found 3 rheumatologists who accept Great-West Healthcare near Baltimore, MD.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2900 South Hanover Street
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Jazibeh Qureshi works as a rheumatologist. She attended medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College. Her residency was performed at Washington Hospital Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Qureshi include connective tissue disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. The average patient rating for Dr. Qureshi is 5.0 stars out of 5. MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Qureshi accepts. Dr. Qureshi (or staff) speaks Urdu. Dr. Qureshi is affiliated with MedStar Health. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Joint Aspiration, Gout, Soft Tissue Injections, Autoimmune Disorders, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Practice, Adult Rheumatology
5601 Loch Raven Boulevard
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Lanaya Smith works as a general practitioner and rheumatologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Smith average 5.0 stars out of 5. She is affiliated with MedStar Health. MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith honors. Dr. Smith is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at Howard University College of Medicine, she performed her residency at Howard University Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
5601 Loch Raven Boulevard, Russell Morgan Building; Suite 500
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Stuart Levine's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. He speaks French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Good Samaritan Hospital of MD and Union Memorial Hospital & Extended Care Unit. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, Dr. Levine completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Patients rated Dr. Levine highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Levine include: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors and Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern Virginia Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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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.