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We found 6 rheumatologists who accept Centene near Detroit, MI.

Dr. Ilyes Benchaala, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4160 John R.; Suite 917
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Ilyes Benchaala's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. His areas of clinical interest consist of myositis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout. Dr. Benchaala is professionally affiliated with Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Harper University Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Benchaala trained at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Benchaala (or staff) speaks Arabic and French.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Gout, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Myositis

Dr. Malini Venkatram, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4160 John R; Suite 917
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Malini Venkatram is a specialist in adult rheumatology. She works in Detroit, MI and Wyandotte, MI. Dr. Venkatram has a special interest in psoriatic arthritis, lupus, and dermatomyositis. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. She attended medical school at JSS Medical College, Mysore. In addition to English, Dr. Venkatram (or staff) speaks Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Harper University Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Myositis, Dermatomyositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rheumatic Diseases, Gout, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jose Luis Granda, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
Harper Professional Building, Suite 917; 4160 John R
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Jose Granda specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Detroit, MI. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Granda's clinical interests: disc problems, post-polio syndrome (PPS), and lupus. He is affiliated with Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Harper University Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Granda takes.

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Clinical interests: Post-Polio Syndrome, Disc Problems, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4160 John R.; Suite 917
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Marie-Claire Maroun specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Detroit, MI. She is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Harper University Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Maroun honors. Dr. Maroun is a graduate of Saint Joseph University of Beirut. Her residency was performed at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. Dr. Maroun (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, French, and Italian.

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Dr. Felix R Fernandez-Madrid, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4160 John R.; Suite 917
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Felix Fernandez-Madrid's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fernandez-Madrid (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. He is professionally affiliated with Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Harper University Hospital.

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Dr. Russel Harold York, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4160 John R.; Suite 917
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Russel York is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. York is professionally affiliated with Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Harper University Hospital. He graduated from Howard University College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.