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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 rheumatologist in Sugar Land, TX. She is rated highly by her patients. Her areas of expertise include the following: polymyositis, lupus, and back pain. Dr. Khan is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Khan's practice is open to new patients. She obtained her medical school training at Sindh Medical College and performed her residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

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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 works as a rheumatologist in Sugar Land, TX. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Hernandez's areas of expertise include the following: lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and vasculitis. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Hernandez attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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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. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. Dr. Makhlouf's education and training includes medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and residency at Duke University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Makhlouf is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

Dr. Ryan Valicek's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Valicek takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1327 Lake Pointe Parkway; Suite 535
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Namieta Janssen specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Sugar Land, TX. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She 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. Dr. Janssen attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1429 Highway 6
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Tareq Abou-Khamis sees patients in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His medical specialty is adult rheumatology. He is an in-network provider for 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 American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Abou-Khamis's residency was performed at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland. Dr. Abou-Khamis is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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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.