We found 8 rheumatologists who accept Humana Bronze 4850/HMO Premier near Saint Petersburg, FL.

Dr. Robert Warren Nickeson Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Rheumatology
601 5th Street S, Suite 504; Department 7795
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Robert Nickeson works as a rheumatologist in Tampa, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Nickeson is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Nickeson is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital.

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Dr. Abie Nellatt Samuel, DO
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
620 10th Street North; Suite 2e
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Abie Samuel's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. She is professionally affiliated with BayCare Medical Group. She 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. Dr. Samuel's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut.

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Dr. Jan Antonio Berrios Colon, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
620 10th Street North; Suite 2e
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jan Berrios' area of specialization is rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases). Dr. Berrios is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He obtained his medical school training at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and performed his residency at Orlando Health. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Berrios is professionally affiliated with BayCare Medical Group, Orlando Health, and Bay Pines VA Healthcare System.

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Dr. Sonialy Lugo Ruiz, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Rheumatology
620 10th Street N.
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Sonialy Lugo Ruiz practices adult rheumatology in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Lugo Ruiz is professionally affiliated with Suncoast Medical Clinic. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She graduated from Ibero-American University (UNIBE) and then she performed her residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. Julio A Gonzalez-Paoli, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
620 10th Street N.
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Julio Gonzalez-Paoli practices adult rheumatology in Saint Petersburg, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Gonzalez-Paoli is affiliated with BayCare Medical Group. He graduated from Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gonzalez-Paoli takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Dr. Laisa Margarita Santiago Ramos, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
601 5th Street S
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Laisa Santiago practices pediatric rheumatology in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Santiago is affiliated with All Children's Hospital. 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. After attending Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Miami Children's Hospital.

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Dr. Arnaldo Torres, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
6711 38th Avenue N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Arnaldo Torres practices adult rheumatology in Saint Petersburg, FL. He attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Torres include back pain, trigger point injections, and osteoporosis. His average patient rating is 3.0 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. Torres accepts. He is professionally affiliated with Suncoast Medical Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Fibromyalgia, Trigger Point Injections, Lupus, Back Pain, Osteoporosis, Joint Injections

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
620 10th Street N.
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Susan Fraser is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. Patient ratings for Dr. Fraser average 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, 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.