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We found 6 providers with an interest in temporomandibular joint disorder and who accept Humana near Miami, FL.

Dr. Lizbeth Mendoza, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Urgent Care
1301 Ponce De Leon Boulevard
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Lizbeth Alter practices family medicine and urgent care. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alter include bulimia, macular degeneration, and menopause. Dr. Alter is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. After completing medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Alter's average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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Dr. Francisco Guillermo Pernas, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
9915 Nw 41 Street; Suite 220
Doral, FL
 

Dr. Francisco Pernas' area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. His clinical interests include bell's palsy, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Pernas accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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Dr. Felipe J Martinez, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
777 East 25 Street; Suite 320
Hialeah, FL
 

Dr. Felipe Martinez specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in West Miami, FL, Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Miami, FL. Dr. Martinez graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Martinez include sleep disorders, immunization (preventive vaccines), and rashes. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Martinez is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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Dr. Ernesto Ciro Guerra Boudet, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
717 Ponce De Leon Boulevard; Suite 321
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Ernest Boudet is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Boudet include prostate problems, depression, and graves disease. He is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital. Dr. Boudet is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including AvMed, Neighborhood Health Plan, and AARP. After attending Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Boudet completed his residency training at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Boudet (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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Carlos J Rodriguez-Feo
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
900 W 49 Street; Suite 400
Hialeah, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Rodriguez-Feo's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. His clinical interests include facial surgery, brain injury, and wisdom teeth removal. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rodriguez-Feo is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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Dr. Mark Ramsey Shaya, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
1321 Nw 14th Street; Suite 605
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Mark Shaya practices neurosurgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Shaya's areas of expertise include migraine, manipulative therapy, and acoustic neuroma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital. He takes AvMed, AARP, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine and a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University, Dr. Shaya attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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What is Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ)?

TMJ stands for the temporomandibular joint, the little round joint that lies in front of your ear between the temporal bone (your cheek bone) and the mandible (your lower jaw.) Often people use the acronym “TMJ” to refer to temporomandibular joint dysfunction or disorder - that is, pain and stiffness in this joint and the muscles around it.

TMJ can cause a wide variety of symptoms related to the movement of the jaw. They can include earaches, headaches, an inability to open the mouth very far, painful clicking or popping noises when chewing or talking, and stiffness or pain in the jaw, face, or neck. Sometimes TMJ symptoms seem to go in cycles, getting better or going away for a while only to come back again. Symptoms can be mild and not very bothersome, or so persistent and painful as to be almost debilitating.

There can be many potential causes of TMJ. An injury or trauma to the jaw, arthritis, or grinding the teeth can all contribute to TMJ. The temporomandibular joint contains a small disc of cartilage that allows it to move smoothly, and this disc can become dislocated or torn. Sometimes the cause is unknown. There are no standard tests for TMJ, and it can be difficult to diagnose and treat.

Mild cases of TMJ may benefit from self-care such as eating soft foods, practicing stress management techniques, and applying ice packs to the jaw. NSAIDS, such as ibuprofen, can be purchased without a prescription and work to reduce pain and inflammation. Some dentists and occupational therapists can suggest stretching techniques for the jaw which may help relieve stiffness. More serious cases may require a form of splinting called a stabilization splint or bite plate, which helps reduce pressure on the joint. Extreme cases may benefit from arthroscopic surgery on the joint.