We found 3 rheumatologists who accept Medicare near Norman, OK.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3700 36th Avenue Northwest
Norman, OK
 

Dr. Robert McArthur's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. The average patient rating for Dr. McArthur is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. McArthur takes Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. McArthur has received professional recognition including the following: Oklahoma Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
709 26th Avenue Nw
Norman, OK
 

Dr. Nancy Brown is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Brown accepts Medicare insurance. She studied medicine at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3400 W Tecumseh Road; Suite 202
Norman, OK
 

Dr. Sobia Ahmad is a Norman, OK physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. She is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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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.
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