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Dr. Leyka Barbosa, MD

Rheumatology ·  Female · Age 56

Dr. Barbosa

Dr. Leyka Barbosa, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Dallas, TX and has been practicing for 25 years. She graduated from Ponce School of Medicine in 1989 and specializes in rheumatology.


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(972) 566-6599

Dr. Barbosa accepts the following insurance:

Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Choice
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Humana
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Mutual of Omaha
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UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Barbosa's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Autoimmune Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Barbosa treats Autoimmune Diseases more than 95% of her peers

Dr. Barbosa treats this condition more than 95% of her peers

Malaise and Fatigue
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Barbosa treats Malaise and Fatigue more than 93% of her peers

Dr. Barbosa treats this condition more than 93% of her peers

Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Barbosa treats Arthritis more than 93% of her peers

Dr. Barbosa treats this condition more than 93% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Allergic Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Juvenile Gout
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Wear & Tear Arthritis

Dr. Barbosa's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Biological Therapy
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Felty's Syndrome
  • Fever
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Immunotherapy
  • Infusion Therapy
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

About Me

Early aggressive treatment has proven most effective for chronic, dangerous Rheumatology conditions such as Lupus (SLE), Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, and others.

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

Education

1994
University of Washington, Seattle
Fellowship Hospital
1992
University of Connecticut
Residency Hospital
1990
University of Connecticut Health Center School of Medicine
Internship Hospital
1989
Ponce School of Medicine
Medical School
1983
University of Michigan / Ann Arbor
Undergraduate School
1994
1992
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1989
1983

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Barbosa's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Barbosa

3.3

Based on 15 reviews

5 Stars
46.666666666666664%
(7)
4 Stars
6.666666666666667%
(1)
3 Stars
6.666666666666667%
(1)
2 Stars
13.333333333333334%
(2)
1 Star
26.666666666666668%
(4)

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Remains excellent and thorough, monitoring status of non-Rheum issues to reconcile medications and update labs for best possible treatment or Referral
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I used Dr. Barbosa for over 8 years and then I moved to be with my son and his family to Oregon. I didn't find a new dr. that agreed with her diagnosis until now. I was diagnosed with Lupus, RA, Sjorgrens and various arthritis. Each of the doctors I have seen didn't agreed with the Lupus and took me off of Plaquinil. After five years, I finally found as doctor that did many blood tests just like Dr. Barbosa did. There are new tests for Lupus and I definitely have Lupus, RA, Sjorgrens. GREAT DR.
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TERRIBLE. They misbill your insurance and charge you for services they don't even provide or specialize in. Mark that works in the office is awful and rude. When they make mistakes they claim you're at fault, are misinformed and it's your responsibility to pay for it. Wouldn't go back to save my life.
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My experience with Dr Barbosa was one of the most negative medical experiences I have yet to have. Do not deal with these people! There were several times where I was sent to the lab for blood work and their unorganized staff did not have my orders. I had to waste time going back up to their office and then back down to the lab... spending hours in the waiting room. The receptionist there is very unprofessional. All in all... they don't care about you or your health concerns . I give a "zero"
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Dr Barbosa is a very knowledgeable and insightful doctor. I have been seeing her for about 10 years and she has managed to keep my RA under control, despite some of the crazy things I feel compelled to do like ocean sailing, international travel and golfing. She is a first class doctor and very caring human being. You will not find better!
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Her office staff manager and staff are rude, condescending and overall unacceptable for a Dr. used for a long term chronic disease. I would not recommend.
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Listens very well and is calm and patient. Somewhat quiet. Feel she is very intelligent.
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