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We found 8 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 specializes in adult rheumatology. She is a graduate of Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University. For her professional training, Dr. Maganti completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Maganti is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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

Dr. Brock Harper specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Austin, TX and Galveston, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Harper average 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Harper attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. 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. He is affiliated with North Clinic and Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Harper's practice is open to 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 a rheumatologist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Pertusi is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of St. Michael's Medical Center, Newark's residency program. Dr. Pertusi offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Binh Nguyen's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann. Dr. Nguyen takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Bahareh Rezazadeh is an adult rheumatology specialist. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rezazadeh graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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

Dr. Emilio Gonzalez is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. Dr. Gonzalez graduated from National University of Asunción Faculty of Medical Sciences. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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 is a rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases) specialist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Murthy at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Murthy accepts. She attended medical school at JSS Medical College, Mysore. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for her residency. Dr. Murthy is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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

Dr. Rex McCallum works as a rheumatologist. Dr. McCallum takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He studied medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

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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.