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We found 5 rheumatologists who accept Humana Premier near Memphis, TN.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1030 Jefferson Avenue
Memphis, TN
 

Dr. Debendra Pattanaik, who practices in Memphis, TN, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pattanaik is a graduate of S.C.B. Medical College, Cuttack and a graduate of John Stroger Hospital of Cook County's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Memphis VA Medical Center.

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Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
956 Court Avenue; Room G326
Memphis, TN
 

Dr. Linda Myers specializes in pediatric rheumatology. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Myers is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
880 Madison Avenue
Memphis, TN
 

Dr. Syed Raza practices adult rheumatology. Dr. Raza honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
880 Madison Avenue
Memphis, TN
 

Dr. Arnold Postlethwaite is a Memphis, TN physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Postlethwaite attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is affiliated with Memphis VA Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
956 Court Avenue; Ste G-326
Memphis, TN
 

Dr. Seunghyun Kim sees patients in Memphis, TN. Her medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Kim honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, 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.