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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; #2
League City, TX
 

Dr. Raymond Pertusi is an adult rheumatology specialist. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Pertusi is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). He attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Pertusi takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sunkureddi include arthritis. Dr. Sunkureddi's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sunkureddi honors. He is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Sunkureddi 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; #2
League City, TX
 

Dr. Ahmed Morsy, who practices in Galveston, TX and League City, TX, is a medical specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist) and adult rheumatology. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Morsy attended medical school at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine.

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

Dr. Hema Salvady is an adult rheumatology specialist. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Gandhi Medical College Bhopal, Barkatullah University. Dr. Salvady is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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

Dr. Abdelnaser Elkhalili is a rheumatologist in Webster, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Elkhalili is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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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 works as a rheumatologist in Galveston, TX and League City, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Murthy is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). 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.

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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.