We found 4 rheumatologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas near College Station, TX.

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

Dr. Michael Rossman sees patients in College Station, TX. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and adult rheumatology. 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. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Rossman is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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

Dr. Ricardo Pocurull works as a rheumatologist. Dr. Pocurull studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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

Dr. Nancy Scheinost is a specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Scheinost is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Rajpreet Singh is an adult rheumatologist in College Station, TX. Dr. Singh attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, 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.