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We found 6 rheumatologists who accept BlueSelect Everyday Health 1449 near Miami, FL.

Dr. Carlos Manuel Alonso, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3661 South Miami Avenue; Suite 801
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Alonso works as a rheumatologist. In addition to English, Dr. Alonso speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Mercy Hospital. After attending the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Alonso accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Dr. Reuven Bromberg, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology, Adult Rheumatology
1330 Coral Way; Suite 403
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Reuven Bromberg specializes in pediatric rheumatology and adult rheumatology. His professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Bromberg is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Bromberg (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3661 South Miami Avenue; Suite 801
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Mayra Acosta practices adult rheumatology. Patients gave Dr. Acosta an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is affiliated with Mercy Hospital. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Acosta attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2140 W 68th Street; Suite 406
Hialeah, FL
 

Dr. Benidecto Fernandez is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He works in Hialeah, FL. He honors 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
760 Ponce De Leon Boulevard; Suite 113
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Ramon Moreda is a specialist in adult rheumatology. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Moreda takes. His medical residency was performed at St. Luke's Hospital. Dr. Moreda is professionally affiliated with Mercy Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1330 Coral Way; Suite 401
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Azarel Abinader is a Miami, FL physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. She is a graduate of National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abinader 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.