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We found 5 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueSelect Everyday Health Premier near Miami, FL.

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

Dr. John Hoover's areas of specialization are family medicine, urgent care, and emergency medicine; he sees patients in Miami, FL and South Miami, FL. Dr. Hoover is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and a graduate of Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare's residency program. His areas of expertise include depression, diabetes, and obesity. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hoover honors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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

Dr. Rosendo Collazo's medical specialty is general internal medicine. His clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), graves disease, and liver disease. Dr. Collazo honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Collazo trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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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 specializes in general internal medicine. She studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Landa-Galindez include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), migraine, and acne. Dr. Landa-Galindez's average rating from her patients is 4.5 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. Landa-Galindez honors. She is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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

Dr. Jonathan Fox's medical specialty is family medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fox include holistic medicine, thyroid problems, and depression. He is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Westchester General Hospital. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Fox 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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Dr. Michael Robert Gombosh, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1611 Nw 12th Avenue; (d27) Room R303
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Michael Gombosh's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in osteoporosis, arthritis, and hip problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Baptist Hospital, and Homestead Hospital. Dr. Gombosh's education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Gombosh accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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.