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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, Primary Office
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Charles Kahn is an adult rheumatologist. Dr. Kahn attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Kahn trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kahn takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Kahn's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital West and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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

Dr. Wayne Riskin is an adult rheumatology specialist in Hollywood, FL and Pembroke Pines, FL. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Pembroke, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. Before completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Riskin attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Riskin has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. His distinctions include: Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4310 Sheridan Street
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Alex Lam is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He works in Pembroke Pines, FL and Hollywood, FL. He attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Lam's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital West.

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

Dr. Yesenia Santiago-Casas is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. Dr. Santiago-Casas takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as 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. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
4500 Sheridan Street
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Kristina Wiers-Shamir works as a pediatric rheumatologist in Hollywood, FL and Plantation, FL. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is affiliated with Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wiers-Shamir honors. She attended Ross University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Maimonides Medical Center for residency.

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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.