We found 13 rheumatologists who accept United Healthcare HSA near Pembroke Pines, FL.

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

Dr. Fernando Sanchez practices adult rheumatology. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Sanchez obtained his medical school training at Autonomous University of Santo Domingo Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. Dr. Sanchez is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4310 Sheridan Street
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Hugo Fonseca's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Fonseca honors 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 Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Fonseca (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Fonseca is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital West.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4310 Sheridan Street
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Alex Lam is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. The average patient rating for Dr. Lam is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Lam (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital West.

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Specializes in Other, Rheumatology
12151 Taft Street
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Jose Garcia specializes in rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases). 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. He studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. Garcia completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar and Memorial Hospital West.

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

Dr. Linnette Lopez Lopez is a specialist in adult rheumatology. She works in Hollywood, FL. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She attended medical school at Ponce School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
4500 Sheridan Street; Primary Office
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Kristina Wiers-Shamir, who practices in Hollywood, FL and Plantation, FL, is a medical specialist in pediatric rheumatology. She takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wiers-Shamir's education and training includes medical school at Ross University School of Medicine and residency at Maimonides Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
20880 W Dixie Highway
Miami, FL
 

Dr. George Munoz works as a rheumatologist. Dr. Munoz is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He 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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Dr. Jigar K Shah, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Adult Rheumatology
21097 Ne 27th Court
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Jigar Shah's medical specialty is hospital medicine (hospitalist) and adult rheumatology. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. 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.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
12151 Taft Street
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Zabeth Cure Lopez specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Pembroke Pines, FL. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar and Memorial Hospital West. Dr. Cure Lopez 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. Her residency was performed at Mount Sinai Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1000 Park Centre Boulevard; Suite 136
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Schartess Culpepper Pace specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Miami, FL. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Culpepper Pace takes.

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

Dr. Norman Gaylis' area of specialization is adult rheumatology. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gaylis 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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Dr. Arielle Deborah Hay, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
12246 Miramar Parkway
Miramar, FL
 

Dr. Arielle Hay's medical specialty is pediatric rheumatology. She is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Hay is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

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

Dr. Marcos Maldonado is an adult rheumatology specialist. Dr. Maldonado's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received distinctions including South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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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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