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We found 11 rheumatologists who accept BlueOptions Everyday Health 1423 near Palm Harbor, FL.

Dr. Antony George Sankoorikal, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2655 State Road 580; Suite 201
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Antony Sankoorikal's specialty is adult rheumatology. The average patient rating for Dr. Sankoorikal is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sankoorikal's clinical interests include fibromyalgia, lupus, and arthritis. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He speaks Malayalam. Dr. Sankoorikal is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Lupus, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Dr. Priya Sadanandan, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
32615 Us Highway 19 N
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Priya Sadanandan practices adult rheumatology in Palm Harbor, FL. Dr. Sadanandan is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. She is a graduate of Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) and a graduate of St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center's residency program. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Kavita Ann Thomas, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3684 Tampa Road; Suite 3 Woodlands Medical Center
Oldsmar, FL
 

Dr. Kavita Thomas is a rheumatologist. She is affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). Dr. Thomas is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at Orlando Regional Medical Center.

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Dr. Robert William Levin, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Rheumatology
646 Virginia Street; 4th Floor
Dunedin, FL
 

Dr. Robert Levin's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Levin studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University for his residency. His clinical interests include back pain, sciatica, and joint injections. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Levin accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Elbow Problems, Neck Problems, Sciatica, Spinal Stenosis, Back Pain, Rheumatic Diseases, Joint ... (Read more)

Dr. Rodney Stephen Daniel, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3131 N Mcmullen Booth Road
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Rodney Daniel is a Clearwater, FL physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. Dr. Daniel graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Daniel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Diagnostic Clinic.

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Dr. Tatiana Pavlovna Nagibina, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
32615 Us Highway 19 N; Suite 2
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Tatiana Nagibina, who practices in Palm Harbor, FL, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. She attended medical school at Minsk State Medical Institute. Dr. Nagibina's areas of expertise include the following: trigger point injections, lupus, and shoulder problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nagibina honors. In addition to English, she speaks Russian. Dr. Nagibina's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Bone Density Test, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Shoulder Problems, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anthony I Sebba, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
33920 Us Highway 19 North; Suite 241
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Anthony Sebba is an adult rheumatology specialist. His clinical interests include back pain, sciatica, and trigger point injections. Dr. Sebba's hospital/clinic affiliations include Arthritis Associates and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He graduated from the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. Dr. Sebba has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical interests: Shoulder Problems, Sciatica, Spinal Stenosis, Trigger Point Injections, Back Pain, Joint ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Other, Adult Rheumatology
32615 Us Highway 19 N; Suite 2
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Karen Zagar is a rheumatologist in Palm Harbor, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Zagar average 2.5 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1360 Georgia Avenue
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. David Knapp specializes in adult rheumatology. Dr. Knapp studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
32615 Us Highway 19 N
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Gina Raptoulis' area of specialization is adult rheumatology. She is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Raptoulis attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
33920 Us Highway 19 North; Suite 241
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Anjali Shetty specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Palm Harbor, FL. She is affiliated with Arthritis Associates and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Shetty is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine.

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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.