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We found 11 rheumatologists who accept Union Pacific Railroad Employees Health Systems 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. His clinical interests include arthritis. His professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Brasington studied medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Brasington trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa for his residency. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, Dr. Brasington 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 is a Saint Louis, MO physician who specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology and pediatric rheumatology. He is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. White trained at St. Louis Children's Hospital for residency. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Clinical interests: Mixed Connective Tissue Disease

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

Dr. Deborah Parks practices adult rheumatology in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. In addition to English, she speaks German. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Parks include psoriatic arthritis, vasculitis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Parks is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Parks completed a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Parks average 5.0 stars out of 5. She 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: Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis

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

Dr. John Atkinson is an immunologist and adult rheumatologist in Saint Louis, MO. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Atkinson include autoimmune disorders. Dr. Atkinson is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program. He is professionally 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Kim include arthritis. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Drexel University College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program 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. Anthony Raymond French, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Anthony French, who practices in Saint Louis, MO, is a medical specialist in pediatric rheumatology. Clinical interests for Dr. French include rheumatic diseases. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. French attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mayo Clinic. He is affiliated with Washington University Physicians and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatic Diseases

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

Dr. Maria Gonzalez-Mayda's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. After attending the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Gonzalez-Mayda has a special interest in lupus, polymyositis, and dermatomyositis. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with 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's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. She has a special interest in arthritis. Dr. Ranganathan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Kilpauk Medical College and the University of Madras and then she performed her residency 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. 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. In her practice, Dr. Sen focuses on lupus. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Seth G.S. Medical College and Grant Medical College and then went on to complete her residency 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

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

Dr. Vladimir Despotovic is an adult critical care specialist and adult rheumatologist. He has a special interest in intensive care, general care, and rheumatic diseases. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Despotovic graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Despotovic completed a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Despotovic is professionally 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
One Childrens Place; 2nd Floor Suite C
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Maleewan Kitcharoensakkul practices pediatric immunology, pediatric allergy, and pediatric rheumatology in Saint Louis, MO. Before performing her residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital, Dr. Kitcharoensakkul attended Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University for medical school. Dr. Kitcharoensakkul is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Her hospital/clinic 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.