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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 works as an adult rheumatologist. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Geppert is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Geppert is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Dallas, TX. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Dr. Vine is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Vine is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Margarita Fallena specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Dallas, TX and Grapevine, TX. Dr. Fallena (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. After attending the University of Anahuac Faculty of Health Sciences for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fallena takes. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
5201 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Kalpana Bhairavarasu, who practices in Odessa, TX and Dallas, TX, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. She attended medical school at Gandhi Medical College Hyderabad and Osmania University. Dr. Bhairavarasu 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.

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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.