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

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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. Dr. Tran takes United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of London.

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

Dr. Barry Waters' specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Waters is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors 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 Adult Rheumatology
7431 N University Drive; Suite 300
Tamarac, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Stone specializes in adult rheumatology. He is affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs. Dr. Stone's average rating from his patients is 3.0 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.

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

Dr. Elias Halpert is an adult rheumatology specialist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Halpert is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Halpert is a graduate of Free University of Colombia.

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

Dr. Alan Alberts is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He works in Tamarac, FL. Dr. Alberts's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at North Shore University Hospital. He is affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs.

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

Dr. Steven Kimmel is a rheumatologist. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kimmel attended medical school at New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He is 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 is a hospital medicine (hospitalist) and adult rheumatology specialist. Dr. Shah is affiliated with Broward Health. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Shah's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
7875 W Commercial Boulevard
Tamarac, FL
 

Dr. Kristin Chai works as an adult rheumatologist in Tamarac, FL. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chai takes. Dr. Chai is a graduate of 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.