We found 10 rheumatologists who accept BlueOptions All Copay 1424 near Largo, FL.

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
612 Druid Road E
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Adam Rosen sees patients in Clearwater, FL. His medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rosen include back pain, trigger point injections, and fibromyalgia. The average patient rating for Dr. Rosen is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Dr. Rosen attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Rosen is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Arthritis, Trigger Point ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
612 Druid Road E
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Eugenia Rullanbidot, who practices in Clearwater, FL, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rullanbidot include back pain, trigger point injections, and fibromyalgia. Dr. Rullanbidot's average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and performed her residency at Monmouth Medical Center. Dr. Rullanbidot speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Arthritis, Trigger Point ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Esther Jimenez-Encarnacion is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Jimenez-Encarnacion is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinctions: Fellow of the year, University of Puerto Rico and Scholarly Productivity Award, VA Caribbean Healthcare System.

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Specializes in Other, Adult Rheumatology
1831 N Belcher Road; Suite D2
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Robert Levin practices adult rheumatology. He attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Levin's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. Clinical interests for Dr. Levin include back pain, sciatica, and joint injections. Dr. Levin is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Elbow Problems, Neck Problems, Sciatica, Spinal Stenosis, Back Pain, Rheumatic Diseases, Joint ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
13644 Walsingham Road
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Susan Zito is a rheumatologist in Largo, FL. She is affiliated with Largo Medical Center and Morton Plant Hospital. Before performing her residency at Largo Medical Center, Dr. Zito attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Zito has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Clinical interests: Knee Pain, Fibromyalgia, Gout, Hand Pain, Osteoporosis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
13644 Walsingham Road
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Rubaiya Talukdar's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Talukdar accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1260 S Martin Luther King Jr Avenue; Suite A
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Harry Wilks' area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Wilks attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Wilks a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
13644 Walsingham Road
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Robert Digiovanni works as an adult rheumatologist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Digiovanni graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Largo Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Gout, Raynaud's, Vasculitis, Sjogren's ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Mary Youngblood is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. She 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. After completing medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Youngblood is affiliated with Diagnostic Clinic.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2025 Indian Rocks Road S
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Gina Raptoulis' area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Dr. Raptoulis's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. She graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. 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.

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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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