We found 8 rheumatologists who accept Humana Basic 6850/HMO Premier near Knoxville, TN.

Dr. Thomas Curtis Namey, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
200 E Blount Avenue; Suite 300
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Thomas Namey practices adult rheumatology. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, Dr. Namey completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with McGill University. He is affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

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Dr. Naveen T Raj, DO
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1932 Alcoa Highway; Suite 550
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Naveen Raj specializes in adult rheumatology. Dr. Raj honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He is affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

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Dr. Christy C Park, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1932 Alcoa Highway; Suite C-550
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Christy Park is an adult rheumatology specialist. Dr. Park's clinical interests encompass osteoporosis and rheumatic diseases. She is affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center. She attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Evanston Hospital and McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Park accepts.

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Clinical interests: Osteoporosis, Rheumatic Diseases

Dr. Gary L Klipple, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1928 Alcoa Highway; Suite 205
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Gary Klipple is an adult rheumatologist. Dr. Klipple has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include osteoporosis and rheumatic diseases. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Klipple takes. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and a graduate of Brooke Army Medical Center's residency program.

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Clinical interests: Osteoporosis, Rheumatic Diseases

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4707 Papermill Drive; Suite 200
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Marcin Gornisiewicz is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He works in Knoxville, TN. Dr. Gornisiewicz is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended medical school at Medical University of Warsaw.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4707 Papermill Drive; Suite 200
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Robert Capps' specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Capps studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4707 Papermill Drive; Suite 200
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Jay Warrrick specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Knoxville, TN. Dr. Warrrick has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4707 Papermill Drive; Suite 200
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Tonya Baker, who practices in Knoxville, TN, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Baker accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.