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We found 4 rheumatologists who accept Humana Open Access near Corpus Christi, TX.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
613 Elizabeth Street; Suite 704
Corpus Christi, TX
 

Dr. Adriana Pop-Moody practices adult rheumatology in Corpus Christi, TX. She is a graduate of Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara. Dr. Pop-Moody's patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
613 Elizabeth Street; Suite 704
Corpus Christi, TX
 

Dr. David Petros works as a rheumatologist in Corpus Christi, TX. Dr. Petros attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1101 Santa Fe Street
Corpus Christi, TX
 

Dr. Ann Aleman-Weinmann, who practices in Corpus Christi, TX, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. She is a graduate of Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. She honors 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 Pediatric Rheumatology
3533 S Alameda
Corpus Christi, TX
 

Dr. Melissa Mizesko's area of specialization is pediatric rheumatology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mizesko takes.

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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.