Dr. Rania M. Shammas, MD

Dr. Rania M. Shammas, MD

Rheumatology | Female | 38 years old

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Dr. Shammas specializes in Rheumatology and practices in Whittier, CA. She practices at 1 location.

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in Los Angeles, CA |
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.
in oakland, ca |
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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  •  Specializes in Rheumatology
  •  Board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Conditions Treated

  • Amyloidosis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • 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
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Familial Mediterranean Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • 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
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Stiff-Man Syndrome
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

Education

  • Medical School
    Columbia University / College of Physicians And Surgeons

    Graduated in 2005

  • Residency Hospital
    Albert Einstein College Med

    Completed in 2008

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University of California At Los Angeles

    Completed in 2010

  • Undergraduate School
    University of California At Los Angeles

    Graduated in 2001

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Procedures Performed

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