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We found 5 rheumatologists who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near El Paso, TX.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2022 Murchison
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Robert Abresch is an adult rheumatologist. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Abresch has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4532 N Mesa Street; 2nd Floor
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Rosario Nadorra practices adult rheumatology in El Paso, TX. Dr. Nadorra is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She attended medical school at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1600 Medical Center Drive; Suite 314
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Rajendra Marwah is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. He graduated from the University of Delhi. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4532 N Mesa Street; 2nd Floor
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Eugene McDanald is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. McDanald is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4801 Alberta Avenue
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Kanchan Pema is a specialist in adult rheumatology. She works in El Paso, TX. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pema honors.

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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.