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 specializes in family medicine and urgent care and practices in Coral Gables, FL and South Miami, FL. She is rated highly by her patients. Her areas of expertise include the following: bulimia, holistic medicine, and migraine. Dr. Alter takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. She attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Alter completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She 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. Francisco Guillermo Pernas, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
9915 Nw 41 Street; Suite 220
Doral, FL
 

Dr. Francisco Pernas sees patients in Miami, FL, Doral, FL, and Homestead, FL. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Pernas attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, bell's palsy, and immunization (preventive vaccines). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pernas accepts. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Pernas's professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital.

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

Dr. Felipe Martinez practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, immunization (preventive vaccines), and snoring. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Martinez attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Martinez speaks Spanish. He 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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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 and practices in Miami, FL and Coral Gables, FL. His areas of expertise include bulimia, depression, and hepatitis. Dr. Boudet takes AvMed, Neighborhood Health Plan, and AARP, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency 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. Dr. Boudet is affiliated with Doctors Hospital.

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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. He is especially interested in oral surgery, facial surgery, and scar revision. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rodriguez-Feo honors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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

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

Dr. Mark Shaya sees patients in Coral Gables, FL and Miami, FL. His medical specialty is neurosurgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Shaya include bell's palsy, spinal cord injuries, and migraine. Dr. Shaya accepts AvMed, AARP, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shaya's education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine and a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Mercy 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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