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

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

Dr. Fernando Sanchez is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He works in Hialeah, FL and Miramar, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Sanchez takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, Dr. Sanchez attended medical school at Autonomous University of Santo Domingo Faculty of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He works in Hollywood, FL and Pembroke Pines, FL. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Fonseca (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. He is affiliated with 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 works as a rheumatologist in Pembroke Pines, FL. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. In addition to English, Dr. Garcia speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar and Memorial Hospital West.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4310 Sheridan Street
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Alex Lam works as an adult rheumatologist in Pembroke Pines, FL and Hollywood, FL. He is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Lam 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. Lam (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin and Spanish. 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's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. Maldonado has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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Dr. Kristina Marie Wiers-Shamir, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
4500 Sheridan Street
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Kristina Wiers-Shamir specializes in pediatric rheumatology. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wiers-Shamir is professionally affiliated with Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital. She takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wiers-Shamir obtained her medical school training at Ross University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Maimonides Medical Center.

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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. Dr. Culpepper Pace is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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

Dr. Norman Gaylis' specialty is adult rheumatology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gaylis 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
4700 Sheridan Street; Suite C
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Linnette Lopez Lopez is an adult rheumatology specialist in Hollywood, FL. Dr. Lopez Lopez attended medical school at Ponce School of Medicine. 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
20880 W Dixie Highway
Miami, FL
 

Dr. George Munoz works as an adult rheumatologist in Miami, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Munoz is 4.0 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. Munoz accepts.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
12151 Taft Street
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Zabeth Cure Lopez is a Pembroke Pines, FL physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. She is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar and Memorial Hospital West. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. For her residency, Dr. Cure Lopez trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Cure Lopez is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Jigar Shah sees patients in Coral Springs, FL and Aventura, FL. His medical specialties are hospital medicine (hospitalist) and adult rheumatology. Dr. Shah attended St. George's University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah accepts. He is affiliated with Broward Health.

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

Dr. Arielle Hay sees patients in Aventura, FL, Weston, FL, and Miramar, FL. Her medical specialty is pediatric rheumatology. She is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital. Dr. Hay is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.

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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.