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We found 7 rheumatologists who accept Silver Compass 4000 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's specialty is rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases). He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nickeson accepts. Dr. Nickeson attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He 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 practices adult rheumatology in Saint Petersburg, FL. She is professionally affiliated with BayCare Medical Group. Dr. Samuel completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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' medical specialty is rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases). Dr. Berrios is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Berrios trained at Orlando Health. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He 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. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Ibero-American University (UNIBE) and then she performed her residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Lugo Ruiz speaks Spanish. Dr. Lugo Ruiz is professionally affiliated with Suncoast Medical Clinic.

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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 works as a rheumatologist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gonzalez-Paoli is affiliated with BayCare Medical Group. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). In addition to English, Dr. Gonzalez-Paoli speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Laisa Santiago is a pediatric rheumatology specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL. She is a graduate of Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Santiago completed her residency training at Miami Children's Hospital. 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. She is affiliated with All 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 is a rheumatologist in Saint Petersburg, FL. He attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, trigger point injections, and osteoporosis. Dr. Torres has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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 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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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.