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 an adult rheumatologist in Baltimore, MD and Marriottsville, MD. The average patient rating for Dr. Qureshi is 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of clinical interest consist of connective tissue disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. She is professionally affiliated with MedStar Harbor Hospital. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. After completing medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College, Dr. Qureshi performed her residency at Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Qureshi (or staff) is conversant in Urdu.

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

Dr. Stuart Mitchell Levine, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
5601 Loch Raven Boulevard, Russell Morgan Building; Suite 500
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Stuart Levine is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. Dr. Levine's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, and MedStar Harbor Hospital. He is an in-network provider for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Levine's practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his professional training, Dr. Levine completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors and Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern Virginia Super Doctors. Dr. Levine speaks French.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
5601 Loch Raven Boulevard
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Lanaya Smith's specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Smith's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She attended Howard University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Howard University Hospital for residency. Dr. Smith is professionally affiliated with MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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.
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