We found 7 rheumatologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO near The Woodlands, TX.

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Dr. Tamar F Akerman, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
6707 Sterling Ridge Drive; Suite C
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Tamar Brionez is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Brionez is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. She attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Brionez average 3.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
920 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 350
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Prashanth Palwai sees patients in Kingwood, TX, Spring, TX, and Conroe, TX. His medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Palwai is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He attended medical school at Kurnool Medical College. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Palwai honors.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
101 Vision Park Boulevard; Suite 100
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Tonya Cockrill practices adult rheumatology in Shenandoah, TX. Dr. Cockrill is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Cockrill has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
9201 Pinecroft Drive
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Frank Parke practices adult rheumatology in The Woodlands, TX. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Patients gave Dr. Parke an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He 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. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. Celeste Marguerite Thomas, MD
Specializes in Other, Rheumatology
920 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 260
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Celeste Thomas specializes in rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases). She attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Thomas's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thomas accepts. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
17191 St Lukes Way; Suite 220
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Gwendoline Menga specializes in adult rheumatology. Dr. Menga takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
9201 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 285
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Randall Johnson's specialty is adult rheumatology. Patients rated Dr. Johnson highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He has received the distinction of 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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