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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's areas of specialization are family medicine and urgent care; she sees patients in Coral Gables, FL and South Miami, FL. Patients rated Dr. Alter highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alter include bulimia, holistic medicine, and migraine. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. After completing medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, Dr. Alter performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. She is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include 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 is an otolaryngologist. His clinical interests include 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, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pernas attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Pernas speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include 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 works as an otolaryngologist in West Miami, FL, Miami, FL, and Hialeah, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, immunization (preventive vaccines), and snoring. Dr. Martinez is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Martinez takes. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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 family practice physician in Miami, FL and Coral Gables, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: bulimia, depression, and hepatitis. Dr. Boudet honors AvMed, Neighborhood Health Plan, and AARP, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He 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. Dr. Boudet (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Boudet is professionally 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's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: oral surgery, facial surgery, and scar revision. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Rodriguez-Feo's 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 is a specialist in neurosurgery. Dr. Shaya speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: bell's palsy, spinal cord injuries, and migraine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital. 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. Patient reviews placed Dr. Shaya at an average of 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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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.