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Dr. Thomas R Cupps has the following 3 specialties
- 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.
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.
- Allergy & Immunology
- Nasal Allergy (Rhinitis)
- Hay Fever (Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis)
- Connective Tissue Diseases
- Knee Osteoarthritis
- Wegener Granulomatosis
- Rheumatic Diseases
- Giant Cell Arteritis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Polyarteritis Nodosa
- Hip Osteoarthritis
- Hepatitis B
- Central Nervous System Vasculitis
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Very professional, kept my conditions under control. Dedicated enough time talking about my case, giving several options of treatment. The issue was that I had a constant pain on my legs, ankles and feet, but more on my right side leg, for more than a year, and I complained about it, he prescribed different medications to control the pain, but nothing seemed to work, (the painkillers were too strong and with many side effects) so I decided to switch to another rheumatologist and this new dr. when she saw my right foot and leg, she said: you have an occult fracture there, I'll order an MRI, and she was right, that pain was caused by an occult fracture on my tibia bone and this was due to taking "prednisone" for more than 11 years. Now I am with my Dr. #2, but I still highly recommend Dr. Thomas Cupps.
Dr. Cups is a compassionate and caring doctor. Despite being the Chief of Rheumatology at Georgetown and a Leading Expert for Vasculitis, he still manages to return phone calls and spend as much time as needed during appointments. He has also gone above and beyond in my care and when other doctors may want to ignore my symptoms because they cannot diagnose me, he continues to try to solve the puzzle. He is not a chatty doctor, but that is not what I need in a doctor. Dr. Cupss is a knowledgeable and compassionate doctor who the more I get to know, the more impressed I am by his concern for his patients' well being.
Dr. Cupps is highly professional and extremely knowledgable. He is patient centered and listens to all my concerns. He is very attentive and helpful. He is the best of the very best.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011)
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.
Patients' Choice Award (2011, 2010)
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.
43 Years Experience
Stanford University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1975
Strong Memorial Hospital
Dr. Thomas R Cupps accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Select
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- Anthem HealthKeepers HMO POS
- Anthem KeyCare PPO
- CareFirst BlueChoice Advantage
- CareFirst BluePreferred PPO
- CareFirst Maryland POS
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Optimum Choice Preferred POS
- UHC Options PPO
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Locations & DirectionsMedstar Georgetown University Hospital, 3800 Reservoir Rd NW, Washington, DC
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