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We found 5 rheumatologists who accept BlueOptions Everyday Health 1416 near Orlando, FL.

Dr. Renee Frances Modica, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
60 W Gore Street; Arnold Palmer Hospital Division of Rheumatology
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Renee Modica is a specialist in pediatric rheumatology. Before completing her residency at Orlando Health, Dr. Modica attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Her areas of expertise include the following: dermatomyositis, wegener's granulomatosis, and scleroderma. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Modica accepts. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and Orlando Health.

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Clinical interests: Dermatomyositis, Scleroderma, Wegener's Granulomatosis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1111 S Orange Avenue; 3rd Floor
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Javaid Sheikh sees patients in Orlando, FL. His medical specialty is adult rheumatology. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sheikh honors. He attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and King Edward Medical University. In addition to English, Dr. Sheikh (or staff) speaks Urdu. He is affiliated with Orlando Health.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
324 E Par Street
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Poiley works as a rheumatologist. He studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Poiley average 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Poiley honors.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2501 N Orange Avenue; 538
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Gary Sladek's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Sladek has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1300 Edgewater Drive
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Gopal Basisht sees patients in Orlando, FL. His medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Basisht at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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What is Rheumatology?

Rheumatology is the medical specialty that is concerned with arthritis and other diseases of inflammation. Inflammation can occur anywhere in the body, but it is most common in the joints and connective tissues. Arthritis, which occurs in the joints, is also a very common condition, so rheumatology is strongly associated with joint care. But rheumatology is about more that just arthritis. Other conditions that a rheumatologist might treat include:
  • Lupus, a chronic inflammatory disease
  • Ankylosing spondylitis, inflammation at the base of the spine
  • Sjogren’s syndrome, an autoimmune disorder that stops production of tears and saliva
  • Fibromyalgia, a disorder causing widespread, chronic pain and fatigue

Pediatric rheumatologists are doctors that specialize in treating inflammatory diseases in children. Rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and other inflammatory diseases can begin even in childhood, and can cause a unique set of problems for active and growing children.

Rheumatologists use patient symptoms as well as lab tests and imaging tests such as MRIs to diagnose disease. Treatment varies widely depending on the diagnosis, but it may include physiotherapy (to improve motion, ability, and function) or medications. Commonly prescribed medications include anti-inflammatories such as NSAIDS (e.g. Tylenol, Ibuprofen) and steroids, or immune system suppressants such as methotrexate and TNF inhibitor medications (e.g. Enbrel, Humira). The goal is always to increase the patient’s ability to move without pain and to reduce the need for future treatment.