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We found 9 rheumatologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas near Galveston, TX.

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Dr. Rashmi Manjunath Maganti, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Rashmi Maganti works as a rheumatologist in Galveston, TX and Friendswood, TX. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Maganti's education and training includes medical school at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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Dr. Brock Evan Harper, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Brock Harper is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He works in Austin, TX and Galveston, TX. His hospital/clinic affiliations include North Clinic and Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Harper graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. Patients rated Dr. Harper highly, giving him an average of 5.0 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. Harper honors. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Harper include: Castle Connally Regional Top Doctor; Resident of the Year: Medical University of South Carolina, Department of Internal Medicine; and Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Harper welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Raymond Marco Pertusi, DO
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
400 Harborside Drive; #100
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Raymond Pertusi is an adult rheumatologist in Galveston, TX and League City, TX. Dr. Pertusi is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pertusi offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Binh Yen Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Binh Nguyen specializes in adult rheumatology. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Nguyen attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Bahareh Rezazadeh is a specialist in adult rheumatology. She works in Frisco, TX and Galveston, TX. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rezazadeh takes. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
Utmb - Rheumatology; Utmb Hospitals and Clinics
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Emilio Gonzalez's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. He attended medical school at National University of Asunción Faculty of Medical Sciences. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Gonzalez has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. Vijaya Laxmi Murthy, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
400 Harborside Drive; #100
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Vijaya Murthy practices rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases) in Galveston, TX and League City, TX. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Murthy accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
301 University Boulevard; Mail Route 0570
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Astrud Leyva is a rheumatologist. She graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
301 University Boulevard; Room 5.106q
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Rex McCallum specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Galveston, TX. He studied medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, 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.