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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 specialist in adult rheumatology. He works in Galveston, TX and League City, TX. Before performing his residency at St. Michael's Medical Center, Newark, Dr. Pertusi attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. The average patient rating for Dr. Pertusi is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pertusi is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Dr. Pertusi 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 specializes in general internal medicine and adult rheumatology and practices in Houston, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. Dr. Sunkureddi's clinical interests include arthritis. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. He is in-network for 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 practices hospital medicine (hospitalist) and adult rheumatology in Galveston, TX and League City, TX. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). He attended medical school at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Morsy is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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 specialist in adult rheumatology. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. Dr. Elkhalili attended medical school at Al-Mustansiriya College of Medicine. He takes 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; #9
League City, TX
 

Dr. Vijaya Murthy is a specialist in rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases). After completing medical school at JSS Medical College, Mysore, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Murthy has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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

Dr. Hema Salvady is an adult rheumatology specialist in Houston, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. Dr. Salvady studied medicine at Gandhi Medical College Bhopal, Barkatullah University. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Salvady 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.