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Dr. Thomas A Pressly III 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. Thomas A Pressly III has the following 8 expertise
- Rheumatic Diseases
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Knee Osteoarthritis
- Hip Osteoarthritis
Dr. Thomas A Pressly III has 2 board certified specialties
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Dr. Thomas A Pressly III is Board Certified in 2 specialties
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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If you have an entire day to waste and don't have any need for a real doctor then I would recommend this man. Otherwise, I would advise you to steer clear. I waited over 6 hours to see him for 10 minutes. His treatment plan; get better shoes (he didn't ask what type shoes I wear at home or while walking) and get up and stretch occasionally if I'm working for long periods at a desk. He likes to prescribe Tramadol and Neurontin, but won't discuss dosage, effectiveness, side effects, or alternatives. He won't discuss anything. He is rude, arrogant, and dismissive. He ordered blood work but I couldn't get a clear answer regarding what the tests were and I never got the test results. I asked at my next and final appointment and was told that everything was fine, but still was not told what tests were done.
This doctor is very arrogant! He does not LISTEN to you. He thinks arthritis is very black/white and anyone with arthritis know this disease is very complicated. I just moved to LA, Shreveport and have seen this doctor 3 times and each time I am left feeling anygry! Before this I was in another state and at an university hospital and seen alot of RA doctors and I know what a true good competent RA doctor is about and Mr Thomas is not it. He does not deserve the DR. in front of his name. He is judgemental and he picks the patients that he will treat fair and I am not one. Also when I first met him within 2 seconds I knew he was a quack! I don't know how he gets away with it. He asks the same 5 questions all the time and I give him different answers to see if he even cares and he does not catch on. Besides he does not ask the correct questions that I have seen other RA docts do. Also those 5 question that he asks REQUIRE an explanation, but he wants you to answer in a one word answer. WHAT!!! Each visit he has visited with me for less than 3 minutes. How can you treat a patient with SEVERE RA in two minutes each visit?? I personally think he likes the patients that suck up to him and that do not challenge him as he thinks he is a know it all when he is as stupid/dumb as they come. So to make this shorter if you have a complicated RA case and need a RA doctor to work with you Mr. Thomas is not for you!! Do not be fooled by other delusional patients that gave him a good rating because those are the patients that do not challenge him, but kiss his butt and have an easy case he can fix. He will not like you if he CAN'T FIX YOU because it hurts his ego.
Weve spent the last few yrs being sent from Dr to Dr. With our young girl. She's had a Positive ANA and clinical symptoms of lupus. This Dr not only invalidated past Drs, test results and clinical symptoms, but he also put mom and daughter on the defensive immediately, suggesting possible abuse causing these symptoms. We were all shocked at his judgements and his bedside manner. He should not be practicing in pediatric medicine.
35 Years Experience
The University Of Texas School Of Medicine At San Antonio
Graduated in 1983
Dr. Thomas A Pressly III accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana National POS
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- Qualchoice Statewide Network
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsThomas A Pressly Iii Apmc, 2751 Albert L Bicknell Dr Ste 2E, Shreveport, LA
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