Syed Alam, MD

Rheumatology

Houston Methodist Rheumatology Associates

Accepting New Patients

Syed Alam, MD

Houston Methodist Rheumatology Associates

About Me

"As a physician, my goal in life is to help my patients navigate their disease successfully. Patients are fighting battles daily and I equip them with the tools to conquer the disease as well as their fears. I walk with my patients on their journey and guide them towards healing."

Dr. Syed Alam is a board-certified and fellowship trained rheumatologist. He specializes in musculoskeletal diseases with expertise in diagnosing and treating systemic autoimmune conditions.

Dr. Alam earned his medical degree from King Edward Medical University in Lahore, Pakistan. He completed his internal medicine residency at John H. Stoger, Jr. Hospital in Chicago, Illinois and his rheumatology fellowship at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Alam’s areas of interest include rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), osteoporosis, vasculitis, gout and pseudogout, polymyalgia rheumatica, temporal arteritis, inflammatory bowel disease with associated arthritis, systemic sclerosis and scleroderma, myositis, Sjogren syndrome, osteoarthritis, as well as tendonitis and bursitis.

Clinical Interests

Clinical Interests:
Rheumatoid arthritis
Psoriatic arthritis
Ankylosing spondylitis
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
Osteoporosis
Vasculitis, GPA, EGPA
Gout, pseudogout
Polymyalgia rheumatica
Temporal arteritis
Inflammatory bowel disease-associated arthritis
Systemic sclerosis/scleroderma
Myositis
Sjogren syndrome
Osteoarthritis
Tendinitis/bursitis

Accepted Insurance Plans

AARP Medicare Complete
Aetna Affordable Health Choices
Aetna Choice POS / Open Choice
Aetna EPO
Aetna HMO
Aetna Health Network
Aetna International
Aetna Managed Choice / Elect Choice
Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
Aetna Meritain Health
Aetna Open Access
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Aetna QPOS
Aetna Select
Aetna Signature Administrators
Aetna Signature Administrators Allied Benefits
Aetna Signature Administrators CoreSource
Aetna Student Health
Aetna TRS Active Care (excluding Whole Health)
All Saver/United Healthcare
Beech Street PPO
Best Doctors International
Blue Choice POS
Blue Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield FEP Federal Employee Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Edge
Blue Essentials
Blue Essentials Access
Care Improvement Plus Medicare Advantage
Cigna APWU
Cigna Allegiance
Cigna Allegiance Houston Methodist Employee Medical Plan
Cigna Choice Fund
Cigna EPO
Cigna Global Health Benefits (International)
Cigna Great West
Cigna HMO
Cigna Indemnity
Cigna LocalPlus
Cigna LocalPlus / Vantage
Cigna NALC
Cigna Network
Cigna Network Open Access
Cigna Open Access
Cigna Open Access Plus (OAP)
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Cigna Qualcare
Cigna Shared Administration OAP
Cigna Shared Administration PPO
Cigna SureFit
Community Health Choice Marketplace
Crown International
DEVOTED HEALTH GREATER HOUSTON HMO
DEVOTED HEALTH GREATER HOUSTON PRIME HMO
Erickson Advantage
Evolutions HealthCare PPO
Galaxy Health Network PPO
GeoBlue
HAA Preferred Partners (International)
HMO Blue
HealthSmart Accel PPO
HealthSmart PPO
HealthSmart Payors Organization
Humana HMO / EPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus/Choice
Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
Humana Medicare Advantage PPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Private Fee For Service
Humana Natl POS Open Access
Humana POS & Preferred POS
Humana PPO & Preferred PPO
Humana TRS-Care Medicare Advantage PPO Plan
Humana/ChoiceCare Network PPO
Humana/ChoiceCare+ Network PPO
INTERPLAN
Imagine Health
Imagine Health GPA
Imagine Health Trustmark
Imagine Health/SISCO
Independent Medical Systems PPO (IMS)
Interplan Health Group
MDCR EFF DATE HARRIS: GROUP
MEDCORP
Medicare
MultiPlan PPO
National Preferred Provider Network PPO (NPPN)
Oscar Easy Care Medicare Advantage
PHCS Healthy Directions
PHCS PPO
PPO NEXT
Provider Select PPO
SmartCare PNM Resources
TRS-ActiveCare 2 Group 385002
TRS-ActiveCare Fully Insured Plan-South Texas Region Group 295430
TRS-ActiveCare Fully Insured Plan-West Texas Region Group 295781
TRS-ActiveCare HD Group 385000
TRS-ActiveCare Primary Group 385003
TRS-ActiveCare Primary Plus Group 385001
Three Rivers Provider Network
UHC Medicare Chronic Complete
UHC Medicare Complete
UHC Medicare Solutions
UMR
US Family Health Plan
USA Managed Care PPO
United Health Integrated Services
United Healthcare Dual Complete
United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
United Healthcare Nexus ACO
United Healthcare Plan of the River Valley
UnitedHealthOne
UnitedHealthcare Choice
UnitedHealthcare ChoicePlus
UnitedHealthcare Core
UnitedHealthcare Core Plus
UnitedHealthcare EPO
UnitedHealthcare Golden Rule
UnitedHealthcare HMO
UnitedHealthcare Navigate
UnitedHealthcare Navigate Plus
UnitedHealthcare Options PPO
UnitedHealthcare Oxford
UnitedHealthcare POS
UnitedHealthcare PPO
UnitedHealthcare Select / ERS
UnitedHealthcare Student Resources
UnitedHealthcare West

Insurance plans may change. Please verify your plan is accepted when scheduling an appointment.

Credentials

RHEUMATOLOGY FELLOWSHIP
Temple University Hospital
INTERNAL MEDICINE RESIDENCY
John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital
MEDICAL SCHOOL
King Edward Medical University
AFFILIATED HOSPITALS
  • Houston Methodist West Hospital
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