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We found 4 rheumatologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze PPO near College Station, TX.

Dr. Ricardo Luis Pocurull, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1721 Birmingham Drive; Suite 204
College Station, TX
 

Dr. Ricardo Pocurull's specialty is adult rheumatology. He attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. His average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pocurull takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3201 University Drive E; Suite 205
Bryan, TX
 

Dr. Nancy Scheinost practices adult rheumatology. Dr. Scheinost is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She studied medicine at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine.

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Dr. Michael Glenn Rossman, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Rheumatology
1700 University Drive E
College Station, TX
 

Dr. Michael Rossman works as a general internist and rheumatologist in College Station, TX. Dr. Rossman is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Madigan Army Medical Center for residency.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1721 Birmingham Drive; Suite 204
College Station, TX
 

Dr. Rajpreet Singh sees patients in College Station, TX. Her medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Patients rated Dr. Singh highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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.