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 is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. He attended Duke University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa for residency. Dr. Brasington's areas of expertise include arthritis. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Brasington takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is affiliated with Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Unfortunately, he is not accepting 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 specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology and pediatric rheumatology. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. White trained at St. Louis Children's Hospital for his residency. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. White honors. His professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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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 areas of specialization are adult immunology and adult rheumatology. Dr. Atkinson's education and training includes medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has a special interest in autoimmune disorders. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Atkinson honors. Dr. Atkinson's professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Hereditary Angioedema, Autoimmune Disorders, Vasculitis

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

Dr. Anthony French is a pediatric rheumatology specialist in Saint Louis, MO. In his practice, he is particularly interested in rheumatic diseases. He is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. French takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. French attended medical school at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine.

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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' medical specialty is adult rheumatology. After completing medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. These areas are among her clinical interests: psoriatic arthritis, vasculitis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Parks is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks German. Dr. Parks's professional affiliations include 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. Prabha Ranganathan, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4921 Parkview Place; 5th Floor
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Prabha Ranganathan's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. She has a special interest in arthritis. She is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Ranganathan takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After attending Kilpauk Medical College and the University of Madras for medical school, she completed her residency training at Government General Hospital and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Alfred Kim's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include arthritis. Dr. Kim honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Drexel University College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Kim's professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Glomerulonephritis, Arthritis, Lupus, Vasculitis

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

Dr. Maria Gonzalez-Mayda is an adult rheumatology specialist in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. Dr. Gonzalez-Mayda's areas of expertise include lupus, polymyositis, and dermatomyositis. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. She is conversant in Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Deepali Sen works as an adult rheumatologist in Saint Louis, MO. She has indicated that her clinical interests include lupus. Dr. Sen is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Seth G.S. Medical College and Grant Medical College. Her training includes residency programs at King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College and Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. Dr. Sen's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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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 practices adult rheumatology. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Land of Lincoln, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before completing her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Shuman attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Shuman is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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

Dr. Vladimir Despotovic's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult rheumatology. Dr. Despotovic's clinical interests include intensive care, general care, and rheumatic diseases. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His professional affiliations include 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 Saint Louis, MO physician who specializes in pediatric immunology, pediatric allergy, and pediatric rheumatology. Dr. Kitcharoensakkul is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University and performed her residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital. She is affiliated with 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.