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We found 6 rheumatologists who accept Blue Advantage Security HMO 100 near Sugar Land, TX.

Dr. Saba Waqar Khan, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
16605 Southwest Freeway; Building 3, Suite 530
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Saba Khan is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Her areas of expertise include polymyositis, lupus, and back pain. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. Dr. Khan is a graduate of Sindh Medical College and a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center's residency program. Dr. Khan honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jesus Edward Hernandez Jr., MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Rheumatology
1327 Lake Pointe Parkway; Suite 515
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. J. Hernandez specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Sugar Land, TX. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and vasculitis. Dr. Hernandez is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Hernandez attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine for medical school.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Arthritis, Lupus, Vasculitis, Ultrasound

Dr. Grace Antonios Makhlouf, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Rheumatology
1429 Highway; 6 Ste 103
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Grace Makhlouf sees patients in Sugar Land, TX. Her medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Makhlouf is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo for residency.

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Dr. Tareq Abdallah Abou Khamis, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1429 Highway; 6 Ste 304
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Tareq Abou-Khamis works as an adult rheumatologist. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. Dr. Abou-Khamis attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1327 Lake Pointe Parkway; Suite 515
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Ryan Valicek is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Valicek accepts 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
1327 Lake Pointe Parkway; Suite 535
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Namieta Janssen's specialty is adult rheumatology. She studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Janssen is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Janssen takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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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.