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We found 4 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 is a rheumatologist. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: connective tissue disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. Dr. Qureshi is an in-network provider for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Aga Khan University Medical College. She trained at Washington Hospital Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Qureshi (or staff) speaks Urdu. She is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health. She is accepting 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 Adult Rheumatology
5601 Loch Raven Boulevard, Russell Morgan Building; Suite 500
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Stuart Levine is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He works in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Levine speaks French. His professional affiliations include Good Samaritan Hospital of MD and Union Memorial Hospital & Extended Care Unit. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his residency, Dr. Levine trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Levine has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Levine honors. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors and Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern Virginia Super Doctors. Dr. Levine has an open panel.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3001 South Hanover Street; Gruehn Building Suite 300
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. William Yap's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. He attended medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Yap's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Yap (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Filipino, and Cantonese. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health. Dr. Yap is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
5601 Loch Raven Boulevard
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Lanaya Smith's specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Smith takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at Howard University College of Medicine, she performed her residency at Howard University Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health. She 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.