We found 4 rheumatologists who accept Humana Catastrophic near League City, TX.

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Dr. Vijaya Laxmi Murthy, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
863 Skyspring Lane
League City, TX

Dr. Vijaya Murthy, who practices in League City, TX and Galveston, TX, is a medical specialist in rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases). She graduated from JSS Medical College, Mysore and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Murthy takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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

Dr. Prashanth Sunkureddi's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and adult rheumatology. Dr. Sunkureddi's clinical interests encompass arthritis. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Clinical interests: Arthritis

Dr. Abdelnaser Elkhalili, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
500 N Kobayashi Road; Suite A
Webster, TX

Dr. Abdelnaser Elkhalili practices adult rheumatology. He graduated from Al-Mustansiriya College of Medicine. Dr. Elkhalili 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. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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

Dr. Hema Salvady's specialty is adult rheumatology. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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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.
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