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We found 3 rheumatologists who accept United Healthcare Navigate HMO near Fort Lauderdale, FL.

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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. Saba is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Saba attended medical school at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine.

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

Dr. Michael Gordon is a rheumatologist in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He takes United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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's specialty is pediatric rheumatology. She obtained her medical school training at the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences and performed her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Patient reviews placed Dr. Lawrence at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She is 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.