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

Dr. Kevin Baruch Fox, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
606 West Flagler Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Fox's specialty is family medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: bulimia, depression, and hepatitis. Dr. Fox is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. He attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Westchester General Hospital for residency. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fox is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more.

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

Dr. Francisco Pernas is an otolaryngologist. Dr. Pernas's areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, bell's palsy, and immunization (preventive vaccines). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Pernas attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Felipe Martinez's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, immunization (preventive vaccines), and snoring. Dr. Martinez is an in-network provider for 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 Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Martinez is professionally 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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Carlos J Rodriguez-Feo
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
900 W 49 Street; Suite 400
Hialeah, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Rodriguez-Feo practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Miami, FL and Hialeah, FL. His clinical interests encompass oral surgery, facial surgery, and scar revision. He honors 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 affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Scar Revision, Facial Surgery, Oral Surgery, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

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

Dr. Mark Shaya's specialties are spine surgery and neurosurgery. He speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Shaya include bell's palsy, leg problems, and spinal cord injuries. Dr. Shaya's professional affiliations include Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital. Dr. Shaya graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine and a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University for residency. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes AvMed, AARP, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Alfredo Machado, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
3601 Nw 107 Avenue
Doral, FL
 

Dr. Alfredo Machado works as a pediatrician. After completing medical school at Ponce School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Shands at the University of Florida. His clinical interests include bulimia, thyroid problems, and hepatitis. Dr. Machado honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Machado is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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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.
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