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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 works as an otolaryngologist in Miami, FL, Doral, FL, and Homestead, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Pernas's clinical interests include sleep disorders, bell's palsy, and immunization (preventive vaccines). He is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital. 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. Dr. Pernas is in-network for 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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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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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 in Coral Gables, FL and South Miami, FL. She speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alter include bulimia, holistic medicine, and migraine. Dr. Alter's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. She attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Patient ratings for Dr. Alter average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Alter is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more.

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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's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Martinez's areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, immunization (preventive vaccines), and snoring. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Martinez's professional affiliations include 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 works as a family medicine physician in Miami, FL and Coral Gables, FL. He studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Boudet include bulimia, depression, and hepatitis. Dr. Boudet accepts AvMed, Neighborhood Health Plan, AARP, and more. Dr. Boudet (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. He is affiliated with Doctors 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Rodriguez-Feo include oral surgery, facial surgery, and scar revision. Dr. Rodriguez-Feo is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist 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.

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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 specializes in neurosurgery and practices in Miami, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: bell's palsy, spinal cord injuries, and migraine. Dr. Shaya is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital. Dr. Shaya is an in-network provider for AvMed, AARP, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Shaya trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine and a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. 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.