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 is an adult rheumatology specialist. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. Dr. Kahn obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Kahn's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kahn 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 sees patients in Hollywood, FL and Pembroke Pines, FL. His medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Riskin has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Riskin include: 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 medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Fonseca honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Fonseca (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Fonseca is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital West.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4310 Sheridan Street
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Alex Lam is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. The average patient rating for Dr. Lam is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Lam (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital West.

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

Dr. Linnette Lopez Lopez is a specialist in adult rheumatology. She works in Hollywood, FL. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She attended medical school at Ponce School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
4500 Sheridan Street
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Kristina Wiers-Shamir, who practices in Hollywood, FL and Plantation, FL, is a medical specialist in pediatric rheumatology. She takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wiers-Shamir's 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 works as a rheumatologist. Dr. Munoz is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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.

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

Dr. Norman Gaylis' area of specialization is adult rheumatology. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gaylis accepts 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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Dr. Arielle Deborah Hay, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
20295 Ne 29 Place; #300
Aventura, FL
 

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

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

Dr. Marcos Maldonado is an adult rheumatology specialist. Dr. Maldonado's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received distinctions including South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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

Dr. Benjamin Lechner is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He works in Hallandale, FL. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine.

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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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