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Dr. Melissa L Hawkins Holt has the following 2 specialties
A rheumatologist is a physician who has received extensive training in diagnosing and treating rheumatic conditions. Rheumatic conditions involve the joints, soft tissues, autoimmune system, vascular system, and connective tissues.
Some of the conditions that rheumatologists treat are rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout, sarcoidosis, vasculitis, and lupus. These are all conditions that involve a lot of pain and make mobility difficult. Rheumatologists use medications, such as analgesics, NSAIDs, steroids, DMARDs, infliximab, and adalimumab, as well as occupational therapy, in order to decrease pain and improve a patient's quality of life.
- Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
Dr. Melissa L Hawkins Holt has the following 10 expertise
- Autoimmune Diseases
- Knee Osteoarthritis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Rheumatic Diseases
- Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
Dr. Melissa L Hawkins Holt has 0 board certified specialties
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I have had Dr. Melissa Hawkins-Holt since she went to work at the practice of Dr. Gertler and Dr. George. I find her a wonderful person and Dr.. With all my different medical problems I have even considered having her as my Primary Dr.. She takes the time to listen, not judge, then she will ask her questions. One thing she does not do, is to tell you what you are feeling and not hear what you have said to her, not like some Drs. I have had. I would recommend her and have to anyone in need of a terrific Dr.
Dr. Holt is patience and easy to work with. I am a difficult patient as I am allergic to so many medications that it is hard to decide what to do to help me. Unlike so many other doctors that don't want to understand my allergies she is very patience with them and tries to work with what works with me not what work for her.
Mr. Hawkins Holt was extremely competent and her bedside manner was exceptional. She gave me a difficult and unpleasant diagnosis and handled my response with grace and dignity. She even gave me a hug. Her treatment options were well explained and she followed up with a phone call promptly with an answer to a question that I had. I would not hesitate to recommend her.
Patients' Choice Award (2012, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
On-Time Doctor Award (2014, 2018)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2012, 2017, 2018)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors
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University Of Maryland Medical System
Dr. Melissa L Hawkins Holt accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Select
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CareFirst BlueChoice Advantage
- CareFirst BluePreferred PPO
- CareFirst Maryland POS
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry Southern Health PPO
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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