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We found 5 rheumatologists who accept Bronze Choice HSA 6300 - 2 near Lubbock, TX.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
5220 80th Street
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Naga Bushan's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Bushan is a graduate of Gandhi Medical College Hyderabad and Osmania University. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
5220 80th Street
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. J. Calmes practices adult rheumatology in Lubbock, TX. Dr. Calmes studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4515 Marsha Sharp Freeway
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Jitendra Vasandani sees patients in Lubbock, TX. His medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Patients gave Dr. Vasandani an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vasandani honors. He attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
5220 80th Street
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Jose Del Giudice works as an adult rheumatologist in Lubbock, TX. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Del Giudice accepts. He attended medical school at Autonomous University of Santo Domingo Faculty of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Immunology, Adult Rheumatology
3601 4th Street; # Ms 9410
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. John Pixley's medical specialty is immunology and adult rheumatology. Dr. Pixley honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at New York Medical College. His residency was performed at Westchester Medical Center.

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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.