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We found 5 rheumatologists who accept Coventry Bronze $15 Copay OAHMO near Erie, PA.

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Dr. Theresa Jo Fryer, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3317 Liberty Street
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Theresa Fryer sees patients in Erie, PA. Her medical specialty is adult rheumatology. The average patient rating for Dr. Fryer is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Fryer takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. She attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
5401 Peach Street; Suite 3400
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Yvonne Hoogland's specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Hoogland is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. She attended medical school at National University of Colombia Faculty of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3317 Liberty Street
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Edward Engel works as a rheumatologist in Erie, PA. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3317 Liberty Street
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Charles Herbst works as an adult rheumatologist in Erie, PA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Herbst at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3317 Liberty Street
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Kathe Bryson works as a rheumatologist in Erie, PA. Patient ratings for Dr. Bryson average 3.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more.

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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.