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We found 5 rheumatologists who accept MultiPlan PPO near Brooklyn, NY.

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Petros Vassilios Efthimiou MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
47 Plaza Street West
Brooklyn, NY
(718) 780-5246; (718) 622-3563

Dr. Petros Efthimiou's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. He attended medical school at the University of Ioannina School of Medicine. Dr. Efthimiou trained at a hospital affiliated with Brown University for his residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Efthimiou include knee problems, raynaud's, and osteoporosis. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Efthimiou is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Efthimiou (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Greek. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Arthritis, Back & Neck Disorders, Knee Disorders, Lupus, Muscular Skeletal Problems, Osteoporosis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
85 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY
(718) 834-0700; (718) 834-0070

Dr. Daniel Ricciardi's specialty is adult rheumatology. On average, patients gave Dr. Ricciardi a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. He trained at Long Island College Hospital for his residency. Dr. Ricciardi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Vietnamese, and Italian.

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Placido Anthony Morano MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
263 Seventh Avenue; Suite 2B, NYM Medical Pavilion
Brooklyn, NY
(718) 246-8600; (718) 246-8700

Dr. Placido Morano is a rheumatologist in Brooklyn, NY and North Babylon, NY. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Morano's areas of expertise include the following: osteoporosis and fibromyalgia. He takes Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Sapienza University of Rome and then he performed his residency at Flushing Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Morano (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Italian, and Russian. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Osteoporosis, Fibromyalgia

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1343 55th Street
Brooklyn, NY
(718) 906-6327

Dr. Stella Bard's specialty is adult rheumatology. In addition to English, Dr. Bard (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Yiddish, and Russian. Dr. Bard has a special interest in ultrasound (sonogram) and injections. She is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. Dr. Bard attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Maimonides Medical Center for residency. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bard accepts.

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Clinical interests: Injections, Ultrasound

Erin P Patton MD, MPH
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
10 Union Square East; Suite 3D
New York, NY
(212) 844-8101

Dr. Erin Patton specializes in adult rheumatology. She attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Patton accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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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.