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We found 5 rheumatologists who accept Coventry Silver $10 Copay 2750 Carelink HMO PD near Hollywood, FL.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4700 Sheridan Street; Suite C
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Charles Kahn is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital West and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. Before performing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Kahn attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. Dr. Kahn has received distinctions including Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4700 Sheridan Street; Suite C
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Wayne Riskin is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. The average patient rating for Dr. Riskin is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Riskin honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Pembroke, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4310 Sheridan Street
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Alex Lam works as an adult rheumatologist in Pembroke Pines, FL and Hollywood, FL. He is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Lam is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Lam (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin and Spanish. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4700 Sheridan Street; Suite C
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Yesenia Santiago-Casas' area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Dr. Santiago-Casas is professionally affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico, Dr. Santiago-Casas attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Kristina Marie Wiers-Shamir, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
4500 Sheridan Street
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Kristina Wiers-Shamir specializes in pediatric rheumatology. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wiers-Shamir is professionally affiliated with Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital. She takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wiers-Shamir obtained her medical school training at Ross University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Maimonides 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.