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

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

Dr. Francisco Pernas practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Miami, FL, Doral, FL, and Homestead, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, bell's palsy, and immunization (preventive vaccines). 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. Pernas studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Pernas is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital.

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

Dr. Felipe Martinez's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Before performing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Martinez attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Martinez include sleep disorders, immunization (preventive vaccines), and snoring. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Martinez accepts. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Martinez's hospital/clinic affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital.

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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. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Alter's areas of expertise include the following: bulimia, holistic medicine, and migraine. She is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Alter graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO.

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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 specializes in family medicine. His clinical interests include bulimia, depression, and hepatitis. He is affiliated with Doctors Hospital. Dr. Boudet is an in-network provider for AvMed, Neighborhood Health Plan, AARP, and more. He attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Boudet trained 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 for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Boudet (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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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 specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Miami, FL and Hialeah, FL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include oral surgery, facial surgery, and scar revision. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Rodriguez-Feo is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Shaya include bell's palsy, leg problems, and spinal cord injuries. He is affiliated with Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital. AvMed, AARP, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shaya accepts. Dr. Shaya obtained his medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine and a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. In addition to English, 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.
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