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We found 5 rheumatologists who accept CIGNA Open Access near Houston, TX.

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

Dr. Richard Rubin is an adult rheumatologist in Houston, TX. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include raynaud's, lupus, and lyme disease. Dr. Rubin honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Rubin is affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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. He has indicated that his clinical interests include rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Popovich is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He studied medicine at the University of Belgrade School of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Popovich has an open panel.

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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 practices adult rheumatology. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Bunin's areas of expertise consist of lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and vasculitis. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bunin honors. Her training includes a residency program at Baystate Medical Center. Dr. Bunin is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Lupus, Vasculitis

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

Dr. David Huston's areas of specialization are rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases) and adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Huston graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. 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 has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Huston is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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

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

Dr. Ramona Mihu is an adult rheumatologist in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mihu's areas of expertise consist of lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and vasculitis. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Mihu's 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.