We found 5 rheumatologists who accept Blue Advantage Security HMO 100 near Sugar Land, TX.

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

Dr. Saba Khan is a specialist in adult rheumatology. She works in Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Khan graduated from Sindh Medical College. Her residency was performed at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Her areas of expertise include polymyositis, lupus, and back pain. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. Dr. Khan's practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Tareq Khamis is an adult rheumatologist in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland, Dr. Khamis attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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Dr. Joseph S Spindler, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
16651 Southwest Freeway, Suite 200; 902 Frostwood #171 (prof. Building 1)
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Spindler's specialty is adult rheumatology. The average patient rating for Dr. Spindler is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Spindler's areas of expertise include the following: paget's disease, lupus, and polymyositis. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Spindler's office for an appointment. He graduated from Autonomous University of Madrid Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Spindler has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Lower Back Pain, Neck ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Grace Makhlouf is a rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases) specialist. Dr. Makhlouf's patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. 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. Makhlouf attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Her training includes residency programs at Duke University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo.

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

Dr. Namieta Janssen is an adult rheumatologist. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Janssen studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. 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.
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