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We found 4 rheumatologists who accept BlueCare All Copay 1565 near Boynton Beach, FL.

Dr. Hope Starkman, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1880 North Congress Avenue; Suite 210
Boynton Beach, FL
 

Dr. Hope Starkman is a specialist in adult rheumatology. She is professionally affiliated with Bethesda Health. Dr. Starkman studied medicine at Albany Medical College. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Starkman accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine, Adult Rheumatology
15300 Jog Road; Suite 101
Delray Beach, FL
 

Dr. Marc Hirsh is an interventional pain medicine and adult rheumatology specialist. Dr. Hirsh accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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Dr. Richard A Cappiello, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
8188 Jog Road; Suite 102
Boynton Beach, FL
 

Dr. Richard Cappiello is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. Dr. Cappiello graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Cappiello average 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cappiello takes. Dr. Cappiello's distinctions include: Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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Specializes in Geriatrics, Adult Rheumatology
15300 Jog Road; Suite 101
Delray Beach, FL
 

Dr. Fellipe Oliveira, who practices in Delray Beach, FL, is a medical specialist in geriatrics (elderly care) and adult rheumatology. Dr. Oliveira accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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What is Rheumatology?

Rheumatology is the medical specialty that is concerned with arthritis and other diseases of inflammation. Inflammation can occur anywhere in the body, but it is most common in the joints and connective tissues. Arthritis, which occurs in the joints, is also a very common condition, so rheumatology is strongly associated with joint care. But rheumatology is about more that just arthritis. Other conditions that a rheumatologist might treat include:
  • Lupus, a chronic inflammatory disease
  • Ankylosing spondylitis, inflammation at the base of the spine
  • Sjogren’s syndrome, an autoimmune disorder that stops production of tears and saliva
  • Fibromyalgia, a disorder causing widespread, chronic pain and fatigue

Pediatric rheumatologists are doctors that specialize in treating inflammatory diseases in children. Rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and other inflammatory diseases can begin even in childhood, and can cause a unique set of problems for active and growing children.

Rheumatologists use patient symptoms as well as lab tests and imaging tests such as MRIs to diagnose disease. Treatment varies widely depending on the diagnosis, but it may include physiotherapy (to improve motion, ability, and function) or medications. Commonly prescribed medications include anti-inflammatories such as NSAIDS (e.g. Tylenol, Ibuprofen) and steroids, or immune system suppressants such as methotrexate and TNF inhibitor medications (e.g. Enbrel, Humira). The goal is always to increase the patient’s ability to move without pain and to reduce the need for future treatment.