We found 8 rheumatologists who accept Silver Compass Balanced 3500 near Fort Worth, TX.

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Dr. Emily M Isaacs, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
909 9th Avenue; Suite 300
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Emily Isaacs works as a rheumatologist in Fort Worth, TX. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas. Dr. Isaacs honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. Dr. Isaacs is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and a graduate of Hahnemann University Hospital's residency program. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Dr. Isaacs' was recognized as a TOP DOCTOR in the and 2009 editions of Fort Worth, Texas Magazine. and Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. Melanie Creech Barron, DO
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
909 Ninth Avenue; Suite 300
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Melanie Barron is an adult rheumatology specialist in Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Barron is affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas. She is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Osteopathic Medical Center of Texas' residency program. She takes United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
909 9th Avenue; Suite 300
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Himabindu Reddy's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. On average, patients gave Dr. Reddy a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She studied medicine at Osmania Medical College. Dr. Reddy is affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. Maria De Los Angeles Perez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
1500 Cooper Street
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Maria Perez's area of specialization is pediatric rheumatology. She is affiliated with Cook Children's Medical Center. Dr. Perez studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for her residency. She takes United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Perez has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
909 Ninth Avenue; Suite 300
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Claudio Lehmann is a rheumatologist in Fort Worth, TX. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He 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. Lehmann has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
900 Eigth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Mansi Shah specializes in adult rheumatology. Dr. Shah is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Dr. Rachel Tate Huston, DO
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
909 9th Ave St 300; Fort
Worth, TX
 

Dr. Rachel Tate works as an adult rheumatologist in Dallas, TX and Fort Worth, TX. She is affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas. After completing medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, she performed her residency at Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth. Dr. Tate is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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Dr. Ricardo Guirola, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine, Pediatric Rheumatology
1500 Cooper Street
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Ricardo Guirola practices pediatric sports medicine and pediatric rheumatology in Fort Worth, TX and Hurst, TX. He is affiliated with Cook Children's. For his residency, Dr. Guirola trained at Miami Children's Hospital. Dr. Guirola accepts United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.
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