We found 4 rheumatologists who accept Centene near Detroit, MI.

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

Dr. Ilyes Benchaala is an adult rheumatology specialist. Dr. Benchaala (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French. His areas of expertise include the following: myositis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Karmanos Cancer Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Felix Fernandez-Madrid, who practices in Detroit, MI, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Fernandez-Madrid is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. Dr. Fernandez-Madrid (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. His professional affiliations include Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan (RIM).

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

Dr. Jose Granda's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Granda's areas of expertise include disc problems, post-polio syndrome (PPS), and lupus. He is affiliated with Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Sinai-Grace Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Russel York's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. He studied medicine at Howard University College of Medicine. Dr. York takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Hutzel Women's Hospital and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG).

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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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