We found 7 rheumatologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver near Tyler, TX.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1327 Troup Highway
Tyler, TX

Dr. Chih- Hao Chou, who practices in Tyler, TX, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. He attended medical school at Taipei Medical University. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. Dr. Chou is conversant in Mandarin.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
Average rating 1.25 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
5777 New Copeland Road
Tyler, TX

Dr. Glen Graves practices adult rheumatology in Tyler, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Graves include rheumatic diseases. Dr. Graves is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with East Texas Medical Center (ETMC) Regional Healthcare System.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatic Diseases

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
Average rating 3.12 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
5777 New Copeland Road; Suite 100
Tyler, TX

Dr. Luis Vasquez specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Tyler, TX. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Vasquez is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is affiliated with East Texas Medical Center (ETMC) Regional Healthcare System.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
1327 Troup Highway
Tyler, TX

Dr. Jane Nwaonu is a specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Nwaonu honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
Average rating 3.02 stars out of 5 (11 ratings)
1212 Clinic Drive
Tyler, TX

Dr. William Brelsford's specialty is adult rheumatology. Patient ratings for Dr. Brelsford average 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Brelsford is affiliated with East Texas Medical Center (ETMC) Regional Healthcare System.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Adult Rheumatology
1327 Troup Highway
Tyler, TX

Dr. Steven Cohen's areas of specialization are family medicine and adult rheumatology; he sees patients in Tyler, TX. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cohen accepts. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
1327 Troup Highway
Tyler, TX

Dr. Heidi Schneider's specialty is adult rheumatology. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Schneider studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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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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