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We found 5 rheumatologists who accept United Healthcare Bronze HMO near Lakeland, FL.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Randel Miller's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Miller attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Watson Clinic LLP and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
 

Dr. Kavita Thomas specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Oldsmar, FL and Lakeland, FL. Dr. Thomas 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. She is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Thomas trained at Orlando Regional Medical Center. She is affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Marian Ceniza's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. She attended Cebu Institute of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island for residency. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ceniza is affiliated with Watson Clinic LLP and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Ann Winny's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. She has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Winny 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. She obtained her medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed her residency at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. She is affiliated with Watson Clinic LLP and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
130 Pablo Street
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Raul Tallo works as a rheumatologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Tallo average 3.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). 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. He attended Cebu Institute of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast 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.