We found 5 rheumatologists who accept Humana Premier near Memphis, TN.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1030 Jefferson Avenue
Memphis, TN
 

Dr. Debendra Pattanaik works as a rheumatologist in Memphis, TN. Dr. Pattanaik accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of S.C.B. Medical College, Cuttack. He is affiliated with Memphis VA Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
880 Madison Avenue
Memphis, TN
 

Dr. Arnold Postlethwaite, who practices in Memphis, TN, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. He is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Postlethwaite is affiliated with Memphis VA Medical Center.

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Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
1910 Nonconnah Boulevard; Suite 120
Memphis, TN
 

Dr. Linda Myers' specialty is pediatric rheumatology. She attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
880 Madison Avenue
Memphis, TN
 

Dr. Syed Raza is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He works in Memphis, TN. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
956 Court Avenue; Ste G-326
Memphis, TN
 

Dr. Seunghyun Kim practices adult rheumatology in Memphis, TN. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.
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