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Dr. Douglas Roberts

Rheumatology
Sacramento, CA
38 years experience male

Locations

Arthritis Home Care

Sacramento, CA

Address

500 University Ave, Suite 230, Sacramento, CA, US
Directions

Fax

(916) 646-4036

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

Blue Cross of California

Cigna

Health Net Of California

Medicare

UnitedHealthcare

About

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Rheumatology

Licenses

United States: California

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

11 Answers
0 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Roberts
38 years experience
Urine, blood: You mainly need a microscopic urinalysis, looking for red blood cells, casts and protein. Also blood test called creatinine will tell how well the kid... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Roberts
38 years experience
Check HLA-B27: Make sure its not related to a condition called ankylosing spondylitis which can affect ribs too. Have doctor check a test called 'HLA B27' especially... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Roberts
38 years experience
Lupus?: This is extremely important; you need to see a rheumatologist or nephrologist to see if you have lupus, which and cause severe kidney damage. Lupus is... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Roberts
38 years experience
Could be from spine?: If it is worse with movement, bending, lifting, coughing or sneezing, it may be from a disc or bone spur in your lumbar spine pinching a nerve. Burnin... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Roberts
38 years experience
Night pain, not good: I am always worried when pain wakens my patients. Although it may not be serious, and related to a common condition, before assuming it is due to your... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Douglas Roberts
38 years experience
Exclude infection: It is rare to have swelling in this area, and the first thing to be excluded would be an infection; as you are in Belize, I would consider also unusua... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Roberts
38 years experience
Get muscles checked: As a rheumatologist, I am concerned about muscle inflammation if you are weak in your arms and legs. Not sure about the nausea though. Are you taking ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Roberts
38 years experience
Due to iron in blood: After bruises, the red blood cells break down and are processed by your body. The iron in the red cells (contained in the hemoglobin) is often left be... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Roberts
38 years experience
Right heart cath: An ECHO is a reasonable screening tool for people at risk of having pulmonary artery hypertension (PAH) including those with Lupus, however most exper... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Roberts
38 years experience
Need exam,blood test: I would suggest you have an exam, and perhaps a blood test of the liver enzymes to see if the liver is inflamed. Sometimes lupus can affect the pancre... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Roberts
38 years experience
Intercostal pain: Make sure its not related to a condition called ankylosing spondylitis which can affect ribs too. Have doctor check a test called 'HLA B27' especially... Read More

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Testimonials
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Roberts is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Roberts is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Jul 4, 2015
It's so good to see in doctors these days!
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you so much for the advice, I will discuss having my muscles check at my upcoming doctors appointment.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you so much on your informative information.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks so much!!!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Nevada School of Medicine, NV
Graduated 1984MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IRVINE MED CENTER
Completed 1987

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, Sacramento Region - Spring
2015
Top Rheumatologist, Second Place, California - Spring
2015
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