Rashmi M. Maganti, MD
Assistant Professor, Division of Rheumatology
Rashmi M. Maganti, MD
Division of Rheumatology
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-1165
Dr. Maganti is Assistant Professor and is primarily involved in patient care. Her primary office and clinic is located in Friendswood-offering Rheumatology services including infusion therapy of biologics outside of the island.
She received her medical degree from Bangalore Medical College in India in 2000. She completed internship and residency in Internal Medicine at UTMB. She went on to complete a fellowship in Rheumatology at University of Texas at Houston and graduated in 2008.
She is Board-certified in internal medicine and rheumatology. She has published articles in peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of Rheumatology and Nature Clinical Practice Rheumatology and contributed to textbook chapters including Kelly's Rheumatology. She is a member of American College of Rheumatology.
Dr. Maganti has been with UTMB since 2008 and has outpatient clinic 5 days a week. Her interests include inflammatory arthritis including Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis and other Spondyloarthritis, primary autoimmune disease like Systemic Lupus Erythematosis and crystal arthritis like gout. She also does soft tissue and joint injections-including viscosupplementation injections. She has a special interest in office use of musculoskeletal ultrasound.
The department of internal medicine is developing evidence based clinical protocols which will be available in EPIC (as order sets) for use when admitting patients with these diagnoses. Their AIM is to standardize care and decrease length of stay and readmission rates.Currently available protocols are:
- CAP - Community Acquired Pneumonia Orderset
- Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Diabetic Ketoacidosis Adult, ICU
- General Medicine Admission
- Immunodeficiency Flow Panel
- MICU/CCU Admission Order Set
- Oral Analgesic Medicaitons
- Parenteral Opioids
- Sepsis, Adult ICU
- 111 - Stroke Alert
- 112 - Stroke Activation
- 300086 - Stroke Floor Admission
- 3000000001 - Stroke Critical care without tPA
- 300088 Stroke - Transfer from Critical care to floor
- 3004002 - Stroke Discharge
All protocols can be found in the EPIC order set section.
The department of Internal Medicine has a large role in the Meaningful Use Initiative. Our participation is key for the success of the initiative. Please visit the meaningful use website for important communication and updates from the Meaningful Use Initiative.