Dr. Rania Shammas, MD

Rheumatology •  Female • Age 42
  
Dr. Shammas
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Amicus Arthritis & Osteoporosis Center

12456 Washington Blvd Whittier, CA 90602

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(562) 758-0820

Dr. Rania Shammas, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Whittier, CA and has over 15 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Shammas has more experience with Vasculitides, Vasculitities, and Arthritis and Arthropathy than other specialists in her area. She graduated from Columbia University / College of Physicians And Surgeons medical school in 2005. She is affiliated with medical facilities PIH Health Whittier Hospital and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Shammas to book an appointment.


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  • Offers Telehealth
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Dr. Shammas accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select PPO (Select Network)-CA PPO
Select-CA PPO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Vivity-CA HMO
Anthem Blue Cross
Power Select HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CaliforniaCare HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Basic Exclusive PPO for Small Business
Basic PPO
Local Access Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Caremore Medical Group
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Blue & Gold HMO
Employer Group HMO
Health Net PPO
Individual and Family PPO
WholeCare Network HMO
LACare
Medicaid
Omni
Omni IPA
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

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Practice Areas

Vasculitides

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Typically treats 73% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Vasculitis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shammas treats Vasculitis more than 77% of their peers

Dr. Shammas treats this condition more than 77% of their peers

Temporal Arteritis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shammas treats Temporal Arteritis more than 70% of their peers

Dr. Shammas treats this condition more than 70% of their peers

Vasculitities

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Typically treats 73% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Vasculitis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shammas treats Vasculitis more than 77% of their peers

Dr. Shammas treats this condition more than 77% of their peers

Temporal Arteritis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shammas treats Temporal Arteritis more than 70% of their peers

Dr. Shammas treats this condition more than 70% of their peers

Arthritis and Arthropathy

Arthritis and arthropathy specialists diagnose and treat diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis that damage joints, causing pain, stiffness and swelling.Compare with other Arthritis and Arthropathy specialists.

Typically treats 69% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shammas treats Arthritis more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Shammas treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Osteoarthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shammas treats Osteoarthritis more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Shammas treats this condition more than 91% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shammas treats Osteoarthritis of Shoulder more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Shammas treats this condition more than 88% of their peers

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Dr. Shammas' conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Amyloidosis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Familial Mediterranean Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Infusion Therapy
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Kawasaki Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • 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
  • 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
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stiff-Man Syndrome
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

Dr. Shammas' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Shammas

4.3

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Dr. Shammas listens, cares, and works with you to find the treatment that will most improve your quality of life. I am beyound grateful to have her as my doctor.
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Apr 24, 2019
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I was very happy being a patient of Dr. Shammas. She is so friendly and caring. She always takes the time to explain things and always seems on top of my case. She seems to be very knowledgeable and is always on top of what tests I need.
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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SASmith in San Leandro, CA – Sep 22, 2018
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Dr. Shammas put me on Humira. I began having chest problems. My primary diagnosed me with pneumonia. I had a followup with Dr. Shammas, but the day of the appointment the office called and said she was too busy to see me. I made two subsequent appointments. Both times when I got there I was told Dr. Shammas was too busy to see me that day. I ended up in the hospital twice with 105 degree temperature, pneumonia and sepsis infection. I have had to seek another rheumatologist. Stay away from UCLA.
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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  • Staff wasn't friendly
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  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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BURBANK, CA – Sep 14, 2018
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Dr. Shammas is a caring and highly skilled physician. She is a great listener which can not be understated when dealing with compound and complex autoimmune issues. Her treatment has made an incredible difference in quality of life for me. You will be very glad you chose her. She is now at UCLA Burbank.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Vernette Hansen in Hesperia – Apr 28, 2018
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This is the best doctor anyone could have! She's caring and listens and takes great care of her patients..She is soooo Missed in San Leandro. The doctor that took her place just can't cut it
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Jan 17, 2018
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She is simply one of the most extraordinary doctors I have ever worked with. And 'WORK WITH' is the operative term. She listens carefully, suggests treatments that work for health and lifestyle, cares sincerely about her patients and is totally professional.
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Dianne Vanderlip in Los Angeles, CA – Jan 05, 2018
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Dr. Shammas is warm, caring, and very concerned that you get the care that you need. She confirmed my "intuition" within 5 min. of my visit after several doctors and even family members began doubting me. We drove all the way from Florida just to get somebody who knows about complex autoimmune disease to listen to me and it was well worth it. Her follow up care in the transition home has been amazing as well. I would highly recommend Dr. Shammas. She collaborates WITH me, not AT me. :)
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NPmadness in Melbourne Beach, FL – Jan 03, 2017
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A truly appalling experience of patient neglect. The only thing this doctor did successfully was to order tests. Find a professional who follows up when your blood work gets in or your MRI is completed to go over the underlying issues of your illness. Dr. Shammas charged $660 for a 15 minute visit and never called to go over my diagnosis or test results. One of which was an important indicator that I need treatment immediately. If your health is a concern - go to someone else.
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Tara in Los Angeles, CA – Dec 06, 2016
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Dr. Shamas took extra time and extraordinary efforts to help diagnose my Lupus related issues that other doctors found challenging. She is very warm and cares about her patients. I will travel from the Bay Area to Southern Ca to be treated by her.
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cheryl ward in oakland, ca – May 20, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Rania Shammas, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Whittier, CA and has over 15 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Shammas has more experience with Vasculitides, Vasculitities, and Arthritis and Arthropathy than other specialists in her area. She graduated from Columbia University / College of Physicians And Surgeons medical school in 2005. She is affiliated with medical facilities PIH Health Whittier Hospital and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Shammas to book an appointment.Less...

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

Education

2010
University of California At Los Angeles
Fellowship Hospital
2008
Albert Einstein College Med
Residency Hospital
2005
Columbia University / College of Physicians And Surgeons
Medical School
2001
University of California At Los Angeles
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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Locations

Amicus Arthritis & Osteoporosis Center

Amicus Arthritis & Osteoporosis Center12456 Washington Blvd Whittier, CA 90602
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PIH Health Whittier Hospital

Whittier, CA

82% Patient experience rating, 13% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

Los Angeles, CA

83% Patient experience rating, 14% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
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