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

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

Dr. Ricardo Pocurull is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pocurull is an in-network provider for 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 works as an adult rheumatologist. Dr. Scheinost has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Scheinost honors. 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 practices general internal medicine and adult rheumatology. Dr. Rossman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. He trained at Madigan Army Medical Center for residency. Dr. Rossman is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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

Dr. Rajpreet Singh's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Dr. Singh studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patients gave her an average rating 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.

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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.