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We found 4 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 medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. McArthur has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Oklahoma Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
825 East Robinson
Norman, OK
 

Dr. Sanober Malik, who practices in Norman, OK, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Malik studied medicine at King Edward Medical University. She accepts Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Nancy Brown's specialty is adult rheumatology. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Brown is a graduate of 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 an adult rheumatologist. She takes Medicare insurance. She graduated from Dow Medical College.

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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.