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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 is a Miami, FL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Loynaz's areas of expertise include bell's palsy, migraine, and thyroid problems. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Loynaz's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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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 is a general internist in Miami, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Prieto include bulimia, depression, and hepatitis. Dr. Prieto is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. His practice is open to new patients. He trained at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Ponce and a hospital affiliated with Ponce School of Medicine for residency. Dr. Prieto 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 practices family medicine, urgent care, and emergency medicine in Miami, FL and South Miami, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: depression, diabetes, and obesity. Dr. Hoover 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. Before completing his residency at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, Dr. Hoover attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic 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. Amalia Mercedes Landa-Galindez, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
885 Sw 109th Avenue; Suite 131 Pg5 Building
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Amalia Landa-Galindez works as an internist. Clinical interests for Dr. Landa-Galindez include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), migraine, and acne. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Landa-Galindez is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Landa-Galindez's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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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 area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Fox's areas of expertise include the following: holistic medicine, thyroid problems, and depression. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. 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. Before completing his residency at Westchester General Hospital, Dr. Fox attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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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 practices undersea and hyperbaric medicine and family medicine. His areas of expertise include migraine, thyroid problems, and depression. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Garcia-Frangie accepts. Dr. Garcia-Frangie attended medical school at Ibero-American University (UNIBE). He trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Garcia-Frangie's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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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 works as a general internist in Miami, FL and Homestead, FL. His areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), graves disease, and liver disease. Dr. Collazo is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Collazo honors. He obtained his medical school training at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Amarilis Gonzalez is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Gonzalez include knee problems, migraine, and depression. She is affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at West Suburban Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Gonzalez speaks Spanish.

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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 is a rheumatologist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Vidal's clinical interests include knee problems, osteoporosis, and fibromyalgia. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Vidal studied medicine at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes 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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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Fibromyalgia, Back Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Neck ... (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. Dr. Hoover is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her areas of expertise include bulimia, holistic medicine, and migraine. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare. Dr. Hoover speaks Spanish. Dr. Hoover is professionally affiliated with 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. Pedro Ramon Caro, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Other
5850 West Flagler Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Pedro Caro's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Caro's areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), migraine, and thyroid problems. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Caro 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. 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). Dr. Lee speaks Mandarin. 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 a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Lee completed Dr. Lee's residency training at Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, and Massachusetts General Hospital. 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's distinctions 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.

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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 surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Dodds's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Dodds is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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 a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and arthritis. Dr. Herrera takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Herrera is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital. His practice is open to 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. 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 practices foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He speaks Spanish. He has a special interest in knee problems, osteoporosis, and arthritis. Dr. Pino is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. He graduated from Howard University College of Medicine. Dr. Pino's training includes a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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Dr. Jorge Rafael Beato, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Cardiology
5524 Sw 8th Street
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Beato sees patients in Miami, FL and Coral Gables, FL. His medical specialty is cardiology (heart disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, migraine, and depression. Dr. Beato is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Zaragoza Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston for residency. Dr. Beato speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital.

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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.