We found 58 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold HMO near Coral Gables, FL.

Dr. Antonio Emilio Blanco, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
7775 Sw 87 Avenue; Suite 100
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Antonio Blanco's specialty is general internal medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Blanco's clinical interests: diabetes, emphysema, and migraine. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Baptist Hospital, and Homestead Hospital. Dr. Blanco attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Blanco completed a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Blanco takes 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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All Interests: Incontinence, Migraine, Diabetes, Arthritis, Asthma, Thyroid Problems, Acne, Emphysema, Smoking ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael J Swartzon, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
1150 Campo Sano Avenue; Suite 200
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Michael Swartzon is a physician who specializes in family medicine and sports medicine. Dr. Swartzon's areas of expertise include knee problems, arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Swartzon completed his residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He speaks Hebrew. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Alejandro Nestor Loynaz, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2601 Douglas Road; Suite 505
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Alejandro Loynaz is a general internist in Miami, FL. He speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: bell's palsy, migraine, and thyroid problems. Dr. Loynaz is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and Central University of the East School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Chicago Medical School. On average, patients gave Dr. Loynaz a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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All Interests: Depression, Incontinence, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Back Problems, Migraine, Diabetes, Obesity, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jose Salvador Soza, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Urgent Care
5975 Sunset Drive; Suite 402
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. Jose Soza's specialties are family medicine and urgent care. He practices in South Miami, FL and Miami, FL. After completing medical school at National Autonomous University of Nicaragua Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center.. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, obesity, and sexually transmitted diseases (STds). Dr. Soza accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Incontinence, Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity, Arthritis, Allergy Testing, Asthma, Chronic ... (Read more)

Dr. Alejandro Augusto Cordero, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8500 Sw 92 Street; Suite 102
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Alejandro Cordero is a general internist in Miami, FL. His clinical interests include knee problems, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and migraine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Cordero's education and training includes medical school at Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences and residency at New York Hospital Queens. Dr. Cordero is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with West Kendall Baptist Hospital and Baptist Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Peter Andres Martinez-Noda, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
7000 Sw 97 Avenue; Suite 101
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Peter Martinez-Noda's areas of specialization are family medicine, adolescent medicine, and general pediatrics; he sees patients in Miami, FL. Dr. Martinez-Noda has received a 1.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: erectile dysfunction (impotence), depression, and acne. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Martinez-Noda is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Miami Children's Hospital's residency program. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Depression, Erectile Dysfunction, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis, Hormone Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Juan Alberto Prieto, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6741 Sw 24 Street; Suite 50 & 51
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Juan Prieto is a general internist. His medical residency was performed at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Ponce and a hospital affiliated with Ponce School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Prieto's clinical interests: bulimia, depression, and hepatitis. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Prieto speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Dr. John Woodward Hoover III, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Urgent Care, Emergency Medicine
5975 Sunset Drive; Suite 402
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. John Hoover sees patients in Miami, FL and South Miami, FL. His medical specialties are family medicine, urgent care, and emergency medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Hoover include depression, acne, and laser treatment. Dr. Hoover's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. He is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and a graduate of Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare's residency program. The average patient rating for Dr. Hoover is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hoover 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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All Interests: Depression, Injectable Fillers, Juvederm, Sickle Cell Disease, Hypertension, Food Allergy, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Antonio Alexis Pena, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8600 Sw 92nd Street; Suite 101
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Antonio Pena's specialty is general internal medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Pena's clinical interests include knee problems, migraine, and thyroid problems. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Pena attended medical school at Autonomous University of Santo Domingo Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Dr. Jonathan Fox, MD, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
606 West Flagler Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Jonathan Fox sees patients in Miami, FL and Homestead, FL. His medical specialty is family medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include holistic medicine, thyroid problems, and depression. Dr. Fox is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Westchester General Hospital for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Fox speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Sandino Arturo Gonzalez, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6150 Sunset Drive; Suite 200
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Sandino Gonzalez's area of specialization is general internal medicine. His clinical interests include bulimia, knee problems, and migraine. Dr. Gonzalez's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Gonzalez is a graduate of National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena. He completed his residency training at New York Hospital Queens. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Dr. Manuel Maria Garcia-Frangie, MD
Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, Family Medicine
1321 N.w. 14th Street; Suite 400
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Manuel Garcia-Frangie's areas of specialization are undersea and hyperbaric medicine and family medicine. These areas are among Dr. Garcia-Frangie's clinical interests: migraine, thyroid problems, and depression. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Ibero-American University (UNIBE). Dr. Garcia-Frangie's training includes a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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Dr. Carlos Miguel Marill, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Other
5975 Sunset Drive; Penthouse 802
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Marill works as a family medicine practitioner. In addition to English, Dr. Marill speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Marill include migraine, thyroid problems, and depression. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Marill attended medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He 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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Dr. Alfonso Jose Monge, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
9045 Sw 87 Court
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Alfonso Monge practices general internal medicine in Miami, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Monge include diabetes, depression, and arthritis. Dr. Monge's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and a graduate of Georgetown University Hospital's residency program. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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All Interests: Depression, Diabetes, Arthritis, Alzheimer's Disease, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Santiago Miguel De Solo, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
7190 Sw 87th Avenue; 304
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Santiago De Solo is a rheumatologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. De Solo include arthritis. Dr. De Solo's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at Canton Medical Education Foundation, Dr. De Solo attended medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Arthritis

Dr. Tzewan Wong, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
10420 Sw 77 Avenue; Suite 100
Pinecrest, FL
 

Dr. Tzewan Wong's area of specialization is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include knee problems, migraine, and thyroid problems. On average, patients gave Dr. Wong a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Baptist Hospital.

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What is Arthritis?

Arthritis is a painful disease of the joints. There are many different kinds of arthritis with various causes, but they all lead to pain and inflammation of joints such as the hip, knee, or wrist. Arthritis affects people of all ages, races, and genders, but it is more common in women and older people. It is the leading cause of disability in the United States.

Symptoms of arthritis include swelling, pain, and stiffness. They can occur in a single joint or throughout the body. It is common for symptoms to come and go, known as flares. In some kinds of arthritis, flares may be caused by specific triggers, such as exercise, stress, or an allergic reaction.

By far the two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis happens when wear and tear on joints breaks down the cartilage between two moving bones. In a healthy person, cartilage cushions and lubricates the bones so they can glide over each other as they move. When the cartilage becomes thin or tears, the ends of bones rub and cause pain. In rheumatoid arthritis, the body’s own immune system becomes confused and attacks joint cartilage, weakening it and causing inflammation.

Treatment for arthritis depends on the specific type, but it may include:
  • Avoiding arthritis triggers
  • Hot or cold therapy, such as ice or hot packs
  • Oral or injected medications, such as corticosteroids, NSAIDs, and biologics
  • Physical therapy and gentle exercises
  • Surgery to repair or replace damaged joints

In many types of arthritis, early treatment can prevent more serious damage to your joints, keeping your symptoms in check. Whatever stage you are in, help exists to let you stay active and manage pain. There are many options to get you moving again.
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