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We found 11 rheumatologists who accept Beech Street PPO near Houston, TX.

Dr. Samuel Bruce Pegram, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4825 Almeda
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Samuel Pegram is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Pegram completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pegram has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Surgical Procedures

Dr. Joseph S Spindler, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Spindler is an adult rheumatology specialist. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Spindler's clinical interests: raynaud's, osteoporosis, and musculoskeletal pain. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Autonomous University of Madrid Faculty of Medicine and Complutense University of Madrid Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Spindler has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Lower Back Pain, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Alan Rubin, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Richard Rubin, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. His areas of expertise include the following: raynaud's, lupus, and lyme disease. Dr. Rubin has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Rubin graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Arthritis, Lupus, Lyme Disease, Raynaud's

Dr. David Paul Huston, MD
Specializes in Rheumatology, Adult Allergy & Immunology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Huston is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases) and adult allergy & immunology. After completing medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Dr. Huston performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Huston is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Clinical interests: Arthritis, Sinusitis, Lupus, Asthma, Vasculitis, Hives, Angioedema, Hay Fever

Dr. Asif Cochinwala, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1740 W 27th Street; Suite 201
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Asif Cochinwala's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. He studied medicine at Dow Medical College. Dr. Cochinwala's areas of clinical interest consist of general care and rheumatic diseases. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Cochinwala is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cochinwala (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: General Care, Rheumatic Diseases

Dr. Naureen Alim, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology
6550 Fannin Street, Smith Tower; Suite 2421
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Naureen Alim is an allergist/immunologist and rheumatologist in Houston, TX. Her areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), raynaud's, and osteoporosis. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Alim is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Alim studied medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Osteoporosis, Musculoskeletal Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hives, Arthritis, Sinusitis, Hay Fever, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joshua Michael Gold, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Allergy & Immunology, Adult Rheumatology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. J. Gold sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialties are general internal medicine, adult allergy & immunology, and adult rheumatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Gold include knee problems, thyroid problems, and parathyroid disease. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gold is a graduate of McGill University Faculty of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Nutrition Issues, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jovan M Popovich, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
6560 Fannin Street; Scurlock Tower, Suite 400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jovan Popovich is an adult rheumatologist in Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include rheumatoid arthritis. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Popovich accepts. He studied medicine at the University of Belgrade School of Medicine. Dr. Popovich is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis

Dr. Viviane M Bunin, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Viviane Bunin is a specialist in adult rheumatology. She works in Houston, TX. Her areas of expertise include the following: lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and vasculitis. Dr. Bunin is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. For her professional training, Dr. Bunin completed a residency program at Baystate Medical Center. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bunin is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Lupus, Vasculitis

Dr. Tariq Hanna Khalaf, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2101 Crawford Street; Suite 202
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Tariq Khalaf, who practices in Houston, TX, Katy, TX, and Klein, TX, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Khalaf include knee problems, sinusitis (sinus infection), and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). Dr. Khalaf is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khalaf accepts. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ramona Moraru, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ramona Mihu's specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Mihu has indicated that her clinical interests include lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and vasculitis. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. The average patient rating for Dr. Mihu is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Arthritis, Lupus, Vasculitis

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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.