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We found 8 rheumatologists who accept CIGNA EPO near Dallas, TX.

Dr. Dianne Lynn Petrone, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Dianne Petrone's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Petrone is a graduate of West Virginia University School of Medicine and West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Hartford Hospital's residency program. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Petrone (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Chinese. Dr. Petrone is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Arthritis Centers of Texas.

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Dr. Wassila Amari, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Wassila Amari is an adult rheumatology specialist in Dallas, TX and Waxahachie, TX. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Amari's areas of expertise include raynaud's, osteoporosis, and psoriatic arthritis. She is professionally affiliated with Dallas Diagnostic Association. Dr. Amari is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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Clinical interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Gout, Lupus, Raynaud's, ... (Read more)

Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad Chowdhry, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Iftikhar Chowdhry is an adult rheumatologist. In addition to English, Dr. Chowdhry (or staff) speaks Urdu and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Arthritis Centers of Texas. He attended medical school at Allama Iqbal Medical College and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Chowdhry is in-network 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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Dr. Alex Limanni, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Alex Limanni's specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Limanni is especially interested in rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, and spondylolisthesis (slipped vertebra). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Limanni has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Arthritis Centers of Texas.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Arthritis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Spondylolisthesis

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Priya Nair's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nair studied medicine at Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram. She speaks Chinese.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Marian Sackler is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Sackler attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. 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 Gold. She speaks Chinese. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Arthritis Centers of Texas.

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Dr. John J Willis, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. John Willis is an adult rheumatology specialist. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Willis is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Dr. Shawnta Renee Pittman-Hobbs, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Adult Rheumatology
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Shawnta Pittman-Hobbs practices hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and adult rheumatology. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Pittman-Hobbs accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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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.