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We found 6 rheumatologists who accept Humana Catastrophic near League City, TX.

Dr. Raymond Marco Pertusi, DO
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2660 Gulf Freeway South; #2
League City, TX
 

Dr. Raymond Pertusi is an adult rheumatologist in Galveston, TX and League City, TX. Dr. Pertusi is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pertusi offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Ahmed Abdel Kader Morsy, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Adult Rheumatology
2660 Gulf Freeway South; #2
League City, TX
 

Dr. Ahmed Morsy works as a hospitalist and adult rheumatologist in Galveston, TX and League City, TX. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). He attended medical school at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Morsy is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Rheumatology
2060 Space Park Drive; Suite 208
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Prashanth Sunkureddi sees patients in Houston, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and adult rheumatology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sunkureddi include arthritis. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Sunkureddi attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Sunkureddi is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Clinical interests: Arthritis

Dr. Hema Salvady, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2060 Space Park Drive; Suite 208
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Hema Salvady is a rheumatologist. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Salvady studied medicine at Gandhi Medical College Bhopal, Barkatullah University. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2060 Space Park Drive; Suite 406
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Abdelnaser Elkhalili works as a rheumatologist in Webster, TX and Houston, TX. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Vijaya Laxmi Murthy, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
2660 Gulf Freeway South; #2
League City, TX
 

Dr. Vijaya Murthy practices rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases) in Galveston, TX and League City, TX. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Murthy accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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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.