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; #9
League City, TX
 

Dr. Raymond Pertusi's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Pertusi at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pertusi takes. Dr. Pertusi is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at St. Michael's Medical Center, Newark, Dr. Pertusi attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Dr. Prashanth Reddy Sunkureddi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Rheumatology
2060 Space Park Drive; Suite 208
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Prashanth Sunkureddi is a general internist and adult rheumatologist. His areas of expertise include arthritis. Dr. Sunkureddi is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sunkureddi accepts. He studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Arthritis

Dr. Ahmed Abdel Kader Morsy, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Adult Rheumatology
2660 Gulf Freeway South; #9
League City, TX
 

Dr. Ahmed Morsy is a hospital medicine (hospitalist) and adult rheumatology specialist in Galveston, TX and League City, TX. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Morsy attended medical school at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Abdelnaser Elkhalili, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2060 Space Park Drive; Suite 406
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Abdelnaser Elkhalili is a rheumatologist. Dr. Elkhalili is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended medical school at Al-Mustansiriya College of Medicine.

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Dr. Vijaya Laxmi Murthy, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
2660 Gulf Freeway South; #9
League City, TX
 

Dr. Vijaya Murthy specializes in rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases) and practices in Galveston, TX and League City, TX. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). She attended JSS Medical College, Mysore and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Murthy's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Murthy 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.

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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 studied medicine at Gandhi Medical College Bhopal, Barkatullah University. Dr. Salvady 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.