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We found 4 rheumatologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans near Dallas, TX.

Dr. Thomas David Geppert, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Rheumatology
5939 Harry Hines Boulevard; Suite 400
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Geppert is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Patient ratings for Dr. Geppert average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Geppert takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Geppert is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Jack Bernstein Vine, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Rheumatology
5939 Harry Hines Boulevard; Suite 400
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Jack Vine works as a rheumatologist. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Vine graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Dr. Vine's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Margarita Fallena, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
809 Singleton Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Margarita Fallena's specialty is adult rheumatology. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Anahuac Faculty of Health Sciences and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Fallena (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Spanish. She is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. She welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
5201 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Kalpana Bhairavarasu is a rheumatologist. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Bhairavarasu is a graduate of Gandhi Medical College Hyderabad and Osmania University.

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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.