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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 pediatric rheumatology specialist. She is especially interested in dermatomyositis, wegener's granulomatosis, and scleroderma. Dr. Modica's professional affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and Orlando Health. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University and a graduate of Orlando Health's residency program.

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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 is a rheumatologist in Orlando, FL. Dr. Sheikh (or staff) speaks Urdu. He is affiliated with Orlando Health. He studied medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and King Edward Medical University. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Sheikh takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
324 E Par Street
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Poiley works as a rheumatologist in Orlando, FL. Dr. Poiley attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Poiley takes.

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

Dr. Gary Sladek works as an adult rheumatologist. He studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Sladek honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1300 Edgewater Drive
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Gopal Basisht is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Basisht has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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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.