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

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

Dr. Renee Modica's medical specialty is pediatric rheumatology. Dr. Modica's areas of expertise consist of dermatomyositis, wegener's granulomatosis, and scleroderma. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and Orlando Health. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing her residency at Orlando Health, Dr. Modica attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University.

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

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

Dr. Javaid Sheikh is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Sheikh's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. 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. Dr. Sheikh is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
324 E Par Street
Orlando, FL

Dr. Jeffrey Poiley specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Orlando, FL. Patients gave Dr. Poiley an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Gary Sladek works as an adult rheumatologist in Orlando, FL. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Sladek an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes 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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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1300 Edgewater Drive
Orlando, FL

Dr. Gopal Basisht is an adult rheumatology specialist in Orlando, FL. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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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.
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