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We found 14 rheumatologists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueCare near Pembroke Pines, FL.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3220 South Douglas Road; A
Miramar, FL
 

Dr. Fernando Sanchez's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Sanchez takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Autonomous University of Santo Domingo Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. In addition to English, Dr. Sanchez speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
12151 Taft Street
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Lilliam Miranda is an adult rheumatology specialist in Pembroke Pines, FL. Dr. Miranda studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. On average, patients gave her a rating of 1.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Miranda accepts. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Miranda's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar and Memorial Hospital West.

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Dr. Jose Gilberto Garcia, MD
Specializes in Other, Rheumatology
12151 Taft Street
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Jose Garcia, who practices in Pembroke Pines, FL, is a medical specialist in rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases). Dr. Garcia's professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar and Memorial Hospital West. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4310 Sheridan Street
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Alex Lam sees patients in Pembroke Pines, FL and Hollywood, FL. His medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Patient ratings for Dr. Lam average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lam is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital West. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lam attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Lam (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4310 Sheridan Street
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Hugo Fonseca works as an adult rheumatologist in Hollywood, FL and Pembroke Pines, FL. Dr. Fonseca attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He 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. Dr. Fonseca (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
21097 Ne 27th Court; Suite 200
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Marcos Maldonado is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. He attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Maldonado is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Maldonado accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
21097 Ne 27th Court; Suite 100
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Norman Gaylis is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
20880 W Dixie Highway
Miami, FL
 

Dr. George Munoz works as an adult rheumatologist in Miami, FL. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts 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
1000 Park Centre Boulevard; Suite 136
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Schartess Culpepper Pace's specialty is adult rheumatology. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Arielle Deborah Hay, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
12246 Miramar Parkway
Miramar, FL
 

Dr. Arielle Hay is a pediatric rheumatologist in Aventura, FL, Weston, FL, and Miramar, FL. Dr. Hay's professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital and Baptist Hospital. She graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Her medical residency was performed at Montefiore Medical Center. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4700 Sheridan Street; Suite C
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Linnette Lopez Lopez practices adult rheumatology in Hollywood, FL. 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. Dr. Lopez Lopez is a graduate of Ponce School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
12151 Taft Street
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Zabeth Cure Lopez's specialty is adult rheumatology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cure Lopez honors. For her professional training, Dr. Cure Lopez completed a residency program at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Cure Lopez speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar and Memorial Hospital West.

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Dr. Jigar K Shah, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Adult Rheumatology
21097 Ne 27th Court
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Jigar Shah specializes in hospital medicine (hospitalist) and adult rheumatology and practices in Coral Springs, FL and Aventura, FL. 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. Dr. Shah's education and training includes medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
100 Nw 170th Street; Suite #410
North Miami Beach, FL
 

Dr. Marta Cuellar is a North Miami Beach, FL physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, 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.