Dr. Joseph Nesheiwat, MD

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Age 40
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Dr. Joseph Nesheiwat, MD
Dr. Joseph Nesheiwat, MD is a rheumatology doctor who practices in Baton Rouge, LA. He is 40 years old and has been practicing for 14 years. Dr. Nesheiwat is affiliated with Woman's Hospital, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Baton Rouge General - Mid City and Baton Rouge General - Bluebonnet.

Baton Rouge Office

7373 Perkins Rd

Baton Rouge, LA 70808

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Dr. Joseph Nesheiwat, MD

Dr. Joseph Nesheiwat, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellCare

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Care Philosophy

I believe that treatment of long term rheumatic conditions requires multiple approaches. Educating individuals about their condition and encouraging a healthy lifestyle with appropriate exercise is the foundation of care, and the judicious use of medical therapy can also be quite helpful after risks and benefits are carefully balanced.
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Dr. Nesheiwat's Experience

Dr. Nesheiwat's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Rheumatology
  • Board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dry Eyes
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis


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  • Arthrocentesis
  • Joint Drainage
  • Steroid Injection

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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  • Florida Atlantic University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1999
  • Saint George's University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2003
  • University Of Tennessee Health Science Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • University Of Tennessee Health Science Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2006
  • University Of Tennessee Health Science Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Nesheiwat has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Nesheiwat's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nesheiwat to family and friends
based on 56 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Nesheiwat's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
in Baton Rouge, LA |
BEST Dr EVER! He takes the time to listen to you and understand you as a patient. He diagnosed me with Lupus very early on and is very willing to work for you and understand what works for every different patient. I am not necessarily the easiest patient because I see everything as normal (pain, fevers, etc) but he has a method to get the information he needs from me without having to complain about symptoms. I have seen him for about 6yrs now and has always been readily available.
Metairie, LA |
Very friendly and knowledgeable. He's the best doctor I have ever had.
in Baton Rouge, LA |
Correctly identified the source of my arm pain as being due to arthritis in the spine.
in Zachary, LA |
Dr. Nesheiwat was very thorough in his examination, asking for information relevant to evaluating my concerns so that together we could arrive at a correct diagnosis of my symptoms. I noticed that some questions were asked more than once and for me this was beneficial in that I would be giving the same answer to a question asked a different way. His manner is very friendly, yet professional which made me feel comfortable. I would recommend him should I know of someone needing his expertise
Baton Rouge, LA |
I love Dr. Nesheiwat. He is the 1st MD that has come up with a treatment plan that has actually helped in decreasing both the number & severity of my fibromyalgia & arthritis flare ups. I cannot say the same about his nurse Dana. She is rude, condescending, unwilling to work with you (the pharmacy I usually use and I both flooded in the great flood and she refused to call in rx out of town) & does not want to be bothered. Will continue to see him, but absolutely dread having to deal with her
in Zachary, LA |
OMG! THis IS one of the BEST doctors I have ever seen. He really tries to figure out health problems And he really CARES. Just being in his presence makes me feel better- he's positive,compassionate, and very thorough.
Plaquemine, LA |
I have to say I'm so saddened how this MD is not caring, compassionate, or patient with you. His nurse Dana is the rudest person, I have never been yelled at by anyone. I'm beyond shocked at how he runs his practice. I can't get anyone to schedule me an appointment or even return my calls, I have been having major RA flares and I'm newly diagnosed and this has been very hard for me and this MD has not helped me with the understanding of this disease and Dana is no good!
Zachary |
I seen dr.nesheiwat when he first started medicine. He listened to every thing that I was concerned with and he didn't know the answer right off hand but he didn't stop trying to figure it out and help me get better . I loved him a great personality.
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Dr. Nesheiwat accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • WellCare

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Hospitals where Dr. Nesheiwat has admitting privileges

Baton Rouge General - Bluebonnet
8585 Picardy Ave
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
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Baton Rouge General - Mid City
3600 Florida Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
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Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center
5000 Hennessy Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
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Woman's Hospital
100 Womans Way
Baton Rouge, LA 70817
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