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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 specializes in adult rheumatology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Workers' Compensation. Dr. Pegram obtained his medical school training at Ohio State University College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Pegram 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, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Spindler include raynaud's, osteoporosis, and musculoskeletal pain. Dr. Spindler takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Autonomous University of Madrid Faculty of Medicine and Complutense University of Madrid Faculty of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Spindler is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Spindler is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Asif Cochinwala works as an adult rheumatologist in Houston, TX and Cypress, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Cochinwala is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cochinwala has a special interest in general care and rheumatic diseases. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare. Dr. Cochinwala is a graduate of Dow Medical College. Dr. Cochinwala (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi.

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Clinical interests: General Care, Rheumatic Diseases

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

Dr. Richard Rubin is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. These areas are among Dr. Rubin's clinical interests: raynaud's, lupus, and lyme disease. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Rubin has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Rubin's practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Naureen Alim is a specialist in allergy & immunology and adult rheumatology. She works in Houston, TX. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. These areas are among Dr. Alim's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), raynaud's, and osteoporosis. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Her distinctions include: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Alim is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. David Huston's specialties are rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases) and adult allergy & immunology. He practices in Houston, TX. Dr. Huston's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Huston attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Huston takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. J. Gold is a general internist, allergist and immunologist, and rheumatologist. Dr. Gold's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, thyroid problems, and parathyroid disease. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gold graduated from McGill University Faculty of Medicine. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Tariq Khalaf is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He works in Houston, TX, Katy, TX, and Klein, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, sinusitis (sinus infection), and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khalaf takes. He attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Khalaf is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Jovan Popovich is a specialist in adult rheumatology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Popovich include rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Popovich is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Belgrade School of Medicine. Dr. Popovich is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes 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 rheumatologist in Houston, TX. She has a special interest in lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and vasculitis. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Bunin's medical residency was performed at Baystate Medical Center. Dr. Bunin has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Lupus, Vasculitis

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

Dr. Ramona Mihu practices adult rheumatology. Patient ratings for Dr. Mihu average 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Mihu include lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and vasculitis. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She has an open panel.

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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.