We found 7 rheumatologists who accept Silver Compass Balanced 3500 near Fort Worth, TX.

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Dr. Emily M Isaacs, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
909 9th Avenue; Suite 300
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Emily Isaacs specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Fort Worth, TX. Her professional affiliations include Medical City Fort Worth, Texas Health Fort Worth, and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas. Dr. Isaacs graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Hahnemann University Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Isaacs is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Isaacs is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Dr. Isaacs' was recognized as a TOP DOCTOR in the and 2009 editions of Fort Worth, Texas Magazine. and Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Isaacs's practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
909 Ninth Avenue; Suite 300
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Claudio Lehmann's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Lehmann is affiliated with Texas Health Fort Worth and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lehmann has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. Melanie Creech Creech, DO
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
909 Ninth Avenue; Suite 300
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Melanie Barron's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Barron's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Resources and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Osteopathic Medical Center of Texas.

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Dr. Rachel Tate Huston, DO
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
909 9th Ave St 300; Fort
Worth, TX
 

Dr. Rachel Tate is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tate takes. She is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth. She is affiliated with Texas Health Dallas.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
909 9th Avenue; Suite 300
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Himabindu Reddy, who practices in Fort Worth, TX and Saginaw, TX, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. She has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Reddy honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Fort Worth, Texas Health Flower Mound, and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. Maria De Los Angeles Perez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
1500 Cooper Street
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Maria Perez is a pediatric rheumatology specialist. She takes United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. She attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Perez has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Cook Children's Medical Center.

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Dr. Ricardo Guirola, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine, Pediatric Rheumatology
1500 Cooper Street
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Ricardo Guirola's medical specialty is pediatric sports medicine and pediatric rheumatology. He is affiliated with Cook Children's. Dr. Guirola's medical residency was performed at Miami Children's Hospital. He is in-network for United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as 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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