We found 8 rheumatologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas near Galveston, TX.

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

Dr. Raymond Pertusi's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Pertusi at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pertusi takes. Dr. Pertusi is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at St. Michael's Medical Center, Newark, Dr. Pertusi attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He offers interpreting services for his patients.

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

Dr. Rashmi Maganti's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr. Maganti graduated from Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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

Dr. Brock Harper practices adult rheumatology. He is professionally affiliated with North Clinic and Seton Healthcare Family. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and 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. Patient ratings for Dr. Harper average 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Harper has received include Castle Connally Regional Top Doctor; Resident of the Year: Medical University of South Carolina, Department of Internal Medicine; and Texas Rising Stars. 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 is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann. After attending the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Nguyen completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Bahareh Rezazadeh specializes in adult rheumatology. Dr. Rezazadeh's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She is a graduate of 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 medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Gonzalez studied medicine at National University of Asunción Faculty of Medical Sciences. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 specializes in rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases) and practices in Galveston, TX and League City, TX. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). She attended JSS Medical College, Mysore and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Murthy's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Murthy is in-network for 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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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
301 University Boulevard; Room 5.106q
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Rex McCallum is a rheumatologist in Galveston, TX. Dr. McCallum honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of 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.