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We found 26 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions All Copay near Miami, FL.

Dr. Alejandro Nestor Loynaz, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2601 Sw 37th Avenue; Suite 505
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Alejandro Loynaz specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Miami, FL. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include bell's palsy, migraine, and thyroid problems. Dr. Loynaz is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Loynaz attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and Central University of the East School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Chicago Medical School. Dr. Loynaz speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Incontinence, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Back Problems, Migraine, Diabetes, Obesity, ... (Read more)

Dr. Juan Alberto Prieto, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6741 Sw 24 St S/50-51
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Juan Prieto works as a general internist in Miami, FL. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Prieto's areas of expertise include bulimia, depression, and hepatitis. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Prieto takes. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He trained at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Ponce and a hospital affiliated with Ponce School of Medicine for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Graves Disease, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, Eating Disorders, Scoliosis, Erectile ... (Read more)

Dr. John Woodward Hoover III, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Urgent Care, Emergency Medicine
2575 Sw 67th Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Dr. John Hoover's medical specialty is family medicine, urgent care, and emergency medicine. Dr. Hoover attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, diabetes, and obesity. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hoover speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Sickle Cell Disease, Hypertension, Food Allergy, Skin Cancer, Scar Revision, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Manuel Maria Garcia-Frangie, MD
Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, Family Medicine
1321 N.w. 14th Street; Suite 400
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Manuel Garcia-Frangie is a family medicine physician and undersea and hyperbaric medicine specialist. He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: migraine, thyroid problems, and depression. Dr. Garcia-Frangie is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. He graduated from Ibero-American University (UNIBE) and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Sleep Disorders, Hypertension, Back Problems, Migraine, Neck Problems, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rosendo Ignacio Collazo, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
336 Nw 5th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Rosendo Collazo specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Miami, FL and Homestead, FL. He attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Collazo's residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Collazo include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), graves disease, and liver disease. Dr. Collazo accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Graves Disease, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Wounds, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amalia Mercedes Landa-Galindez, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
885 Sw 109th Avenue; Suite 131 Pg5 Building
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Amalia Landa-Galindez practices general internal medicine in Miami, FL. Dr. Landa-Galindez speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), migraine, and acne. Her professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Landa-Galindez is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Eating Disorders, Hypertension, Migraine, Diabetes, Obesity, Arthritis, Hormone Therapy, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan Fox, MD, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
606 West Flagler Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Jonathan Fox's specialty is family medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Fox a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include holistic medicine, thyroid problems, and depression. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Fox obtained his medical school training at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Westchester General Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Sleep Disorders, Eating Disorders, Erectile Dysfunction, Food Allergy, Skin Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amarilis Gonzalez, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4580 Sw 8th Street
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Amarilis Gonzalez's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include knee problems, migraine, and depression. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gonzalez attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at West Suburban Medical Center. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Gonzalez's professional affiliations include Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Graves Disease, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, Eating Disorders, Wrist Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Angel F Vidal, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
7100 W 20 Avenue; Suite 704
Hialeah, FL
 

Dr. Angel Vidal practices adult rheumatology in Miami, FL and Hialeah, FL. He graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, osteoporosis, and fibromyalgia. Patients rated Dr. Vidal highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vidal accepts. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Vidal's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Fibromyalgia, Back Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Pedro Ramon Caro, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Other
5850 West Flagler Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Pedro Caro is a family practice physician. His clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), migraine, and thyroid problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Caro takes. Dr. Caro is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Doctors Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sickle Cell Disease, Hypertension, Migraine, Spider Veins, Snoring, Liver Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Keila Hoover, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Urgent Care
7371 Sw 24 Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Keila Hoover's areas of specialization are family medicine and urgent care. Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. These areas are among her clinical interests: bulimia, holistic medicine, and migraine. Dr. Hoover honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Hoover attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare. She is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Graves Disease, Immunization, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Food ... (Read more)

Dr. Wen-Hsiang P Andrew Lee, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1201 N.w. 16th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. W. Lee's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among Dr. Lee's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Lee is professionally affiliated with Miami VA Healthcare System and Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center. Dr. Lee 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. Dr. Lee is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Lee's medical residency was performed at Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Lee include: Kappa Delta Award, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; Sumner Koch Award, American Society for Surgery of the Hand; and Sterling Bunnell Traveling Fellowship, American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Dr. Lee speaks Mandarin.

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Relevant Interests: , hand arthritis

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Wrist Fracture, Hand Fracture, Breast Augmentation, Dupuytren's Contracture, ... (Read more)

Dr. Seth Detchon Dodds, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
900 Nw 17th Street; Bascom, Suite 10a
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Seth Dodds is a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Dodds is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and a graduate of Yale-New Haven Hospital's residency program. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dodds offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mauricio Fernando Herrera, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
747 Ponce De Leon Boulevard; Suite 505
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Mauricio Herrera is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Herrera has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. In his practice, he is particularly interested in arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and arthritis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Herrera accepts. Dr. Herrera graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Herrera is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Arthroscopy, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. David E Font-Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
747 Ponce De Leon Boulevard; Suite 505
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. David Font-Rodriguez is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Font-Rodriguez has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Font-Rodriguez include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and shoulder problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Font-Rodriguez honors. He obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Font-Rodriguez's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Font-Rodriguez's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alejandro Ernesto Pino, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
747 Ponce De Leon Boulevard; Suite 505
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Alejandro Pino is a foot and ankle surgeon and orthopedist. He graduated from Howard University College of Medicine. Dr. Pino's residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In his practice, he is particularly interested in knee problems, osteoporosis, and arthritis. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Pino is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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What is Arthritis?

Arthritis is a painful disease of the joints. There are many different kinds of arthritis with various causes, but they all lead to pain and inflammation of joints such as the hip, knee, or wrist. Arthritis affects people of all ages, races, and genders, but it is more common in women and older people. It is the leading cause of disability in the United States.

Symptoms of arthritis include swelling, pain, and stiffness. They can occur in a single joint or throughout the body. It is common for symptoms to come and go, known as flares. In some kinds of arthritis, flares may be caused by specific triggers, such as exercise, stress, or an allergic reaction.

By far the two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis happens when wear and tear on joints breaks down the cartilage between two moving bones. In a healthy person, cartilage cushions and lubricates the bones so they can glide over each other as they move. When the cartilage becomes thin or tears, the ends of bones rub and cause pain. In rheumatoid arthritis, the body’s own immune system becomes confused and attacks joint cartilage, weakening it and causing inflammation.

Treatment for arthritis depends on the specific type, but it may include:
  • Avoiding arthritis triggers
  • Hot or cold therapy, such as ice or hot packs
  • Oral or injected medications, such as corticosteroids, NSAIDs, and biologics
  • Physical therapy and gentle exercises
  • Surgery to repair or replace damaged joints

In many types of arthritis, early treatment can prevent more serious damage to your joints, keeping your symptoms in check. Whatever stage you are in, help exists to let you stay active and manage pain. There are many options to get you moving again.