We found 11 rheumatologists who accept Humana Catastrophic near Hollywood, FL.

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

Dr. Charles Kahn's specialty is adult rheumatology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital West and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. Dr. Kahn is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kahn attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Wayne Riskin's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Dr. Riskin is rated highly by his patients. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Pembroke, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. He is in-network for 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.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4310 Sheridan Street
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Hugo Fonseca's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. In addition to English, Dr. Fonseca (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West. Before performing his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Fonseca attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Fonseca honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4310 Sheridan Street
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Alex Lam specializes in adult rheumatology. Patient ratings for Dr. Lam average 3.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital West. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lam studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Lam (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
20880 W Dixie Highway
Miami, FL
 

Dr. George Munoz sees patients in Miami, FL. His medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Munoz's average patient rating is 4.0 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.

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Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
4500 Sheridan Street
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Kristina Wiers-Shamir works as a pediatric rheumatologist. She attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Wiers-Shamir trained at Maimonides Medical Center for residency. She honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wiers-Shamir is affiliated with Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital.

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Dr. Arielle Deborah Hay, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
20295 Ne 29 Place; #300
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Arielle Hay is a pediatric rheumatology specialist in Aventura, FL, Weston, FL, and Miramar, FL. She is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Hay is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.

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

Dr. Linnette Lopez Lopez's specialty is adult rheumatology. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Ponce School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
21097 Ne 27th Court; Suite 100
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Norman Gaylis is an Aventura, FL physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. The average patient rating for Dr. Gaylis is 3.0 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. Gaylis honors.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2100 E Hallandale Beach Boulevard; Suite 302
Hallandale Beach, FL
 

Dr. Benjamin Lechner practices adult rheumatology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
21097 Ne 27th Court; Suite 200
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Marcos Maldonado works as an adult rheumatologist in Aventura, FL. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Maldonado has received include South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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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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