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We found 12 rheumatologists who accept HealthLink near Saint Louis, MO.

Dr. Richard Douglas Brasington Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4921 Parkview Place; 5th Floor
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Richard Brasington's specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Brasington's clinical interests include arthritis. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Duke University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. He is affiliated with Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Brasington is closed to new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Scleroderma, Arthritis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis, Osteoporosis

Dr. Andrew J White, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Pediatric Rheumatology
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Andrew White is a medical specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology and pediatric rheumatology. He is affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and a graduate of St. Louis Children's Hospital's residency program. Dr. White takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Clinical interests: Mixed Connective Tissue Disease

Dr. John Patterson Atkinson, MD
Specializes in Adult Immunology, Adult Rheumatology
660 S Euclid Avenue
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. John Atkinson's specialties are adult immunology and adult rheumatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Atkinson include autoimmune disorders. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Atkinson attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is affiliated with Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Hereditary Angioedema, Autoimmune Disorders, Vasculitis

Dr. Alfred Hyoungju Kim, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Alfred Kim is an adult rheumatology specialist. He graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine. He trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for his residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kim include arthritis. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Kim's professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Glomerulonephritis, Arthritis, Lupus, Vasculitis

Dr. Anthony Raymond French, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Anthony French is a specialist in pediatric rheumatology. He works in Saint Louis, MO. Clinical interests for Dr. French include rheumatic diseases. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. French is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine. Dr. French trained at Mayo Clinic for his residency. His professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatic Diseases

Dr. Deborah L Parks, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4921 Parkview Place; 5th Floor Suite C
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Deborah Parks is a rheumatologist in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Parks include psoriatic arthritis, vasculitis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Patients gave Dr. Parks an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. She is conversant in German. Dr. Parks is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis

Dr. Maria Cristina Gonzalez - Mayda, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Maria Gonzalez-Mayda is a specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Gonzalez-Mayda is especially interested in lupus, polymyositis, and dermatomyositis. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Gonzalez-Mayda's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Polymyositis, Dermatomyositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, Lupus

Dr. Prabha Ranganathan, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4921 Parkview Place; 5th Floor
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Prabha Ranganathan specializes in adult rheumatology. She graduated from Kilpauk Medical College and the University of Madras. Dr. Ranganathan's medical residency was performed at Government General Hospital and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ranganathan include arthritis. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ranganathan accepts. Her professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Joint Pain, Joint Aspiration, Gout, Arthritis, Lupus, ... (Read more)

Dr. Deepali Prabir Sen, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Deepali Sen's specialty is adult rheumatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Sen include lupus. Her professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She attended medical school at Seth G.S. Medical College and Grant Medical College. She trained at King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College and Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston for residency. Dr. Sen 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: Lupus

Dr. Sherry E Shuman, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 14a
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Sherry Shuman's specialty is adult rheumatology. She is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Before completing her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Shuman attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Shuman at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shuman honors Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Rheumatology
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Vladimir Despotovic is a critical care specialist and adult rheumatologist in Creve Coeur, MO and Saint Louis, MO. Areas of expertise for Dr. Despotovic include intensive care, general care, and rheumatic diseases. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Despotovic attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatic Diseases, Intensive Care, General Care

Dr. Maleewan Kitcharoensakkul, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Immunology, Pediatric Allergy, Pediatric Rheumatology
1 Childrens Place; Campus Box 8116
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Maleewan Kitcharoensakkul is a pediatric immunologist, pediatric allergist, and pediatric rheumatologist. She is a graduate of Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University. Her residency was performed at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Kitcharoensakkul accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Kitcharoensakkul's professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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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.