We found 3 rheumatologists who accept Catastrophic Compass 6850 near Fort Lauderdale, FL.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1000 Ne 56th Street
Ft Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Jihan Saba works as an adult rheumatologist. Dr. Saba 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. Saba studied medicine at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2001 Ne 48th Court
Ft Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Michael Gordon's specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Gordon is in-network for United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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Dr. Sandra M Lawrence, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
1625 Se 3rd Avenue; Suite 703
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Sandra Lawrence is a pediatric rheumatology specialist in Fort Lauderdale, FL. She graduated from the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences and then she performed her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Lawrence honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She is affiliated with Broward Health Medical Center (BHMC).

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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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