We found 7 rheumatologists who accept Humana Platinum 500/Tampa Bay HUMx near Clearwater, FL.

Dr. Adam Michael Rosen, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
612 Druid Road E
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Adam Rosen, who practices in Clearwater, FL, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rosen include back pain, trigger point injections, and fibromyalgia. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosen accepts. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Rosen trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital for his residency. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Rosen is professionally affiliated with BayCare Health System.

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Clinical interests: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Arthritis, Trigger Point ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Esther Jimenez-Encarnacion is an adult rheumatologist in Largo, FL. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Jimenez-Encarnacion's distinctions include: Fellow of the year, University of Puerto Rico and Scholarly Productivity Award, VA Caribbean Healthcare System. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. Antony G Sankoorikal, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2655 State Road 580; Suite 201
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Antony Sankoorikal specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Clearwater, FL. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: fibromyalgia, lupus, and arthritis. Dr. Sankoorikal honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He is conversant in Malayalam. Dr. Sankoorikal's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Lupus, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Dr. Robert William Levin, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Rheumatology
646 Virginia Street; 4th Floor
Dunedin, FL
 

Dr. Robert Levin is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. His clinical interests include back pain, sciatica, and joint injections. Patient reviews placed Dr. Levin at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University for his residency. Dr. Levin's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Elbow Problems, Neck Problems, Sciatica, Spinal Stenosis, Back Pain, Rheumatic Diseases, Joint ... (Read more)

Dr. Eugenia R Rullan-Bidot, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
612 Druid Road E
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Eugenia Rullanbidot is an adult rheumatology specialist. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include back pain, trigger point injections, and fibromyalgia. Dr. Rullanbidot is affiliated with BayCare Health System. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rullanbidot obtained her medical school training at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and performed her residency at Monmouth Medical Center. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Arthritis, Trigger Point ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Mary Youngblood specializes in adult rheumatology. Before performing her residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Youngblood attended St. George's University School of Medicine. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Youngblood is affiliated with Diagnostic Clinic.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2025 Indian Rocks Road S
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Gina Raptoulis is an adult rheumatologist in Palm Harbor, FL and Largo, FL. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. She studied medicine at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Raptoulis is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, 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.
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