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We found 8 rheumatologists who accept BlueSelect All Copay 1457 near Coral Springs, FL.

Dr. Barry K Waters, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Rheumatology
3100 Coral Hills Drive
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Barry Waters is a specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Waters is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Waters is affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
7431 N University Drive; Suite 300
Tamarac, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Stone works as an adult rheumatologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Stone average 3.5 stars out of 5. 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. Dr. Stone is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs.

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Dr. Naveen T Raj, DO
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3100 Coral Hills Drive; Suite 302
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Naveen Raj works as a rheumatologist. After attending Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Raj completed his residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
7431 N University Drive; Suite 300
Tamarac, FL
 

Dr. Elias Halpert is an adult rheumatology specialist. Dr. Halpert is a graduate of Free University of Colombia. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Halpert is affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
7431 N University Drive; Suite 300
Tamarac, FL
 

Dr. Alan Alberts is an adult rheumatology specialist. He is affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs. Before completing his residency at North Shore University Hospital, Dr. Alberts attended medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2900 W Cypress Creek Road; Suite 11
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Amarie Negron-Rodriguez specializes in adult rheumatology. She graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Negron-Rodriguez accepts.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
7431 N University Drive; Suite 300
Tamarac, FL
 

Dr. Steven Kimmel's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kimmel is a graduate of New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Kimmel is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs.

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Dr. Jigar K Shah, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Adult Rheumatology
3000 Coral Hills Drive
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Jigar Shah sees patients in Coral Springs, FL and Aventura, FL. His medical specialties are hospital medicine (hospitalist) and adult rheumatology. Dr. Shah attended St. George's University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah accepts. He is affiliated with Broward Health.

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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.