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We found 7 rheumatologists who accept Catastrophic Compass 6850 near Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Dr. Carlos Manuel Alonso, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Alonso's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Dr. Alonso is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Alonso is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alonso accepts. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Mercy Hospital.

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Specializes in Other, Adult Rheumatology
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Guillermo Valenzuela's specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Valenzuela graduated from the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Valenzuela is 3.0 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. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boca Raton Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Valenzuela speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mercy Hospital and Broward Health Medical Center.

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

Dr. Jihan Saba is a specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Jihan Saba works in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Dr. Saba 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. Dr. Saba graduated from Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine.

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Dr. Angel F Vidal, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Angel Vidal is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He works in Miami, FL, Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Hialeah, FL. He studied medicine at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vidal include knee problems, lupus, and lyme disease. On average, patients gave Dr. Vidal a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vidal accepts. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital.

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Dr. Ramon Moreda, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Ramon Moreda sees patients in Coral Gables, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. His medical specialty is adult rheumatology. His medical residency was performed at St. Luke's Hospital. 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. Moreda is affiliated with Mercy Hospital.

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Dr. Michael H Gordon, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2001 Ne 48th Court
Ft Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Michael Gordon's specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Gordon honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.

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

Dr. Sandra Lawrence is a specialist in pediatric rheumatology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Lawrence at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences. For her residency, Dr. Lawrence trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Medical Center.

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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.