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

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

Dr. Wassila Amari's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Clinical interests for Dr. Amari include raynaud's, osteoporosis, and psoriatic arthritis. On average, patients gave Dr. Amari a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Amari is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. She is affiliated with Dallas Diagnostic Association.

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

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

Dr. Dianne Petrone is an adult rheumatology specialist in Dallas, TX and Richardson, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Petrone average 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Petrone takes. Dr. Petrone attended medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine and West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Petrone (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Chinese. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Arthritis Centers of Texas.

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

Dr. Iftikhar Chowdhry's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Dr. Chowdhry's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Arthritis Centers of Texas. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Allama Iqbal Medical College and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For his professional training, Dr. Chowdhry completed a residency program at Cabrini Medical Center. Dr. Chowdhry (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Spanish.

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Dr. Alex Limanni, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Alex Limanni is an adult rheumatology specialist. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Limanni include rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, and spondylolisthesis (slipped vertebra). Dr. Limanni accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Limanni has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 works as a rheumatologist in Dallas, TX and Richardson, TX. Dr. Nair attended medical school at Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She is conversant in Chinese. Dr. Nair is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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

Dr. John Willis sees patients in Dallas, TX. His medical specialty is adult rheumatology. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Willis is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Marian Sackler practices adult rheumatology in Dallas, TX and Richardson, TX. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Sackler studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She speaks Chinese. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Arthritis Centers of Texas.

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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 is a hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and adult rheumatology specialist in Dallas, TX and Fort Worth, TX. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. 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. Dr. Pittman-Hobbs graduated from 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.