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We found 5 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 is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Benchaala (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French. His areas of expertise include myositis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout. Dr. Benchaala is professionally affiliated with Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Karmanos Cancer Center. His residency was performed at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. Dr. Benchaala is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Jose Granda is an adult rheumatologist in Detroit, MI. Clinical interests for Dr. Granda include disc problems, post-polio syndrome (PPS), and lupus. Dr. Granda honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Granda's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Sinai-Grace Hospital.

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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 practices adult rheumatology in Detroit, MI. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit, Dr. Maroun attended medical school at Saint Joseph University of Beirut. In addition to English, Dr. Maroun (or staff) speaks Arabic, French, and Italian. Dr. Maroun's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Sinai-Grace Hospital.

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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 is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He works in Detroit, MI. Dr. Fernandez-Madrid (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. He is affiliated with Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan (RIM). Dr. Fernandez-Madrid honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 rheumatologist in Detroit, MI and Southfield, MI. He is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine. Dr. York is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with 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.