Dr. Leyka M. Barbosa, MD

Dr. Leyka M. Barbosa, MD


Rheumatology | Female | 54 years old

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

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For best possible maintenance and continuity of care, our practice requires each patient to have a Primary Care (usually Referring)...Read more

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    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (4)
in Dallas, TX |
Extraordinary clinician. Rheumatology is complex by nature, & entails in depth differential diagnosis process in an ongoing basis as your body changes and conditions change or evolve. A good Rheum MD like this one has to play the equivalent of Outfield, shortstop, & other positions to compensate for anything not up to speed among PCP's, Ob/Gyns, and other specialists. In so doing, she intercepts serious non-Rheum issues normally screened or assigned in other venues. // Truly amazing.
in Richardson, TX |
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!
in Dallas, TX |
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.
Hanover, MN |
Listens very well and is calm and patient. Somewhat quiet. Feel she is very intelligent.
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Dr. Barbosa says...

For best possible maintenance and continuity of care, our practice requires each patient to have a Primary Care (usually Referring) Physician, as we are exclusively handling Adult Rheumatology.  We respect individual choice, but like any Provider, compliance with agreed upon treatment is expected and necessary for good outcomes. 

Dr. Barbosa's Care Philosophy

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

Dr. Barbosa says...

I have years of experience treating all common Rheumatology conditions and several rare conditions such as Paget,s Disease and Behcet's Disease.  If first line treatments are inadequate to reduce disease activity, we have more advanced therapies available, based on extensive clinical research recognized by national experts and societies.

Dr. Barbosa says...

Infusions and arthrocentesis are commonly necessary in Rheumatology, and we have conducted vast numbers of these for many patients and over a number of years.

Dr. Barbosa'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 Rheumatology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • Rheumatology

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Felty's Syndrome
  • Fever
  • 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
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis


  • Medical School
    Ponce School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1989

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Connecticut Health Center School Of Medicine

    Completed in 1990

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Connecticut

    Completed in 1992

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of Washington, Seattle

    Completed in 1994

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Michigan / Ann Arbor

    Graduated in 1983

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Rheumatology

Procedures Performed

  • Biological Therapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Infusion Therapy
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate