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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2900 South Hanover Street
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Jazibeh Qureshi is an adult rheumatologist. Dr. Qureshi attended Aga Khan University Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Washington Hospital Center for residency. Her clinical interests include connective tissue disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Qureshi (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. Dr. Qureshi is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health. Dr. Qureshi has an open panel.

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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 works as an adult rheumatologist. Dr. Levine 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. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to 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. Dr. Levine's hospital/clinic affiliations include Good Samaritan Hospital of MD and Union Memorial Hospital & Extended Care Unit. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Lanaya Smith's areas of specialization are general practice and adult rheumatology. After completing medical school at Howard University College of Medicine, she performed her residency at Howard University Hospital. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Smith is in-network for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Smith is affiliated with MedStar Health. She is accepting 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.