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We found 6 rheumatologists who accept Humana 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 rheumatologist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Pertusi 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). He has an open panel.

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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's specialties are general internal medicine and adult rheumatology. He practices in Houston, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. He has indicated that his clinical interests include arthritis. Dr. Sunkureddi is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 hospitalist and adult rheumatologist. Dr. Morsy attended medical school at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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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 is a rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases) specialist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Murthy at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Murthy accepts. She attended medical school at JSS Medical College, Mysore. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for her residency. 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 honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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

Dr. Hema Salvady is a specialist in adult rheumatology. She works in Houston, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She studied medicine at Gandhi Medical College Bhopal, Barkatullah University.

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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.