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

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

Dr. Charles Kahn's specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Kahn is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Kahn average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kahn accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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
4700 Sheridan Street; Suite C, Primary Office
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Wayne Riskin's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Riskin takes. Dr. Riskin graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. Dr. Riskin has received the following distinctions: 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. Hugo Fonseca's specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Fonseca accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Fonseca (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4310 Sheridan Street
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Alex Lam's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. He attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Lam has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Lam (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital West.

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

Dr. Marcos Maldonado is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Maldonado attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
4500 Sheridan Street
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Kristina Wiers-Shamir is a specialist in pediatric rheumatology. She works in Hollywood, FL and Plantation, FL. Patients rated Dr. Wiers-Shamir highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Ross University School of Medicine and residency at Maimonides Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
20880 W Dixie Highway
Miami, FL
 

Dr. George Munoz specializes in adult rheumatology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Munoz at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors 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 Adult Rheumatology
21097 Ne 27th Court; Suite 100
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Norman Gaylis' medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He 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.

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

Dr. Linnette Lopez Lopez works as an adult rheumatologist. She graduated from Ponce School of Medicine. Dr. Lopez Lopez 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
2100 E Hallandale Beach Boulevard; Suite 302
Hallandale Beach, FL
 

Dr. Benjamin Lechner works as a rheumatologist in Hallandale, FL. Dr. Lechner accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Arielle Hay practices pediatric rheumatology. She is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital. Dr. Hay studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hay takes.

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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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