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We found 8 rheumatologists who accept United Healthcare Compass near Coral Springs, FL.

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

Dr. Barry Waters works as a rheumatologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Waters is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Waters is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Waters graduated from Baylor College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Other, Adult Rheumatology
3100 Coral Hills Drive; Suite 302
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Trinh Tran's specialty is adult rheumatology. She takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare HSA. She studied medicine at the University of London.

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

Dr. Kevin Stone is a rheumatologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Stone average 3.5 stars out of 5. He 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 professionally affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs.

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Dr. Elias Halpert, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
7431 N University Drive; Suite 300
Tamarac, FL
 

Dr. Elias Halpert's specialty is adult rheumatology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Halpert studied medicine at Free University of Colombia. He is affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs.

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Dr. Alan Richard Alberts, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
7431 N University Drive; Suite 300
Tamarac, FL
 

Dr. Alan Alberts practices adult rheumatology. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs. He attended Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at North Shore University Hospital for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Alberts average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Alberts 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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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
7431 N University Drive; Suite 300
Tamarac, FL
 

Dr. Steven Kimmel sees patients in Tamarac, FL. His medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Kimmel is affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs. He is a graduate of New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for 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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Dr. Jigar K Shah, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Adult Rheumatology
3000 Coral Hills Drive
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Jigar Shah specializes in hospital medicine (hospitalist) and adult rheumatology and practices in Coral Springs, FL and Aventura, FL. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah's education and training includes medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
7875 W Commercial Boulevard
Tamarac, FL
 

Dr. Kristin Chai works as an adult rheumatologist. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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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.