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. Dr. Qureshi (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. She has a special interest in connective tissue disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. She is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health. Dr. Qureshi attended Aga Khan University Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Washington Hospital Center for residency. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She is open to new patients.

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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 an adult rheumatology specialist in Baltimore, MD. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Levine attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors and Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern Virginia Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Levine speaks French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, Good Samaritan Hospital of MD, and Union Memorial Hospital & Extended Care Unit. He has an open panel.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
5601 Loch Raven Boulevard
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Lanaya Smith's specialty is adult rheumatology. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith graduated from Howard University College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Smith completed a residency program at Howard University Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health. Dr. Smith's 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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