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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; #9
League City, TX
 

Dr. Raymond Pertusi is a specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Pertusi is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of St. Michael's Medical Center, Newark's residency program. Dr. Pertusi offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). His practice is open to new 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 specializes in general internal medicine and adult rheumatology and practices in Houston, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. Dr. Sunkureddi's areas of expertise include arthritis. He takes 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. 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. Dr. Morsy is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Morsy takes. He graduated from Alexandria University Faculty 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's specialty is rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases). Dr. Murthy is rated highly by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Murthy takes. She obtained her medical school training at JSS Medical College, Mysore and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Murthy is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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

Dr. Abdelnaser Elkhalili is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He works in Webster, TX and Houston, TX. He is an in-network provider 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 is an adult rheumatology specialist. Dr. Salvady graduated from Gandhi Medical College Bhopal, Barkatullah University. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.