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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 is a rheumatologist. He attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. Dr. Alonso is rated highly 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. Dr. Alonso is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Mercy Hospital.

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

Dr. Reuven Bromberg is a specialist in pediatric rheumatology and adult rheumatology. 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. Dr. Bromberg attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Bromberg (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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

Dr. Benidecto Fernandez's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Dr. Fernandez 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
3661 South Miami Avenue; Suite 801
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Mayra Acosta specializes in adult rheumatology. Patient ratings for Dr. Acosta average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Acosta accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Acosta is affiliated with Mercy Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
760 Ponce De Leon Boulevard; Suite 113
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Ramon Moreda is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. His residency was performed at St. Luke's Hospital. Dr. Moreda takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is affiliated with Mercy Hospital.

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Dr. Azarel Abinader, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1330 Coral Way; Suite 401
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Azarel Abinader is a specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Abinader accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She graduated from National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena.

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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.