We found 8 rheumatologists who accept Silver Compass 4000 near Saint Petersburg, FL.

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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. Dr. Samuel is professionally affiliated with BayCare Medical Group. For her professional training, Dr. Samuel completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. 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.

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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 is a medical specialist in rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Orlando Health. Dr. Berrios is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with BayCare Medical Group, Orlando Health, and Bay Pines VA Healthcare System.

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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. The average patient rating for Dr. Gonzalez-Paoli is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gonzalez-Paoli takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Gonzalez-Paoli attended Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Gonzalez-Paoli is affiliated with BayCare Medical Group.

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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. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She studied medicine at Ibero-American University (UNIBE). Dr. Lugo Ruiz trained at Morristown Memorial Hospital for her residency. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Lugo Ruiz is affiliated with Suncoast Medical Clinic.

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

Dr. Robert Nickeson sees patients in Tampa, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. His medical specialty is rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases). Dr. Nickeson 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. On average, patients gave him a rating of 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. Nickeson honors. He is professionally 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, who practices in Saint Petersburg, FL, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Torres include back pain, trigger point injections, and osteoporosis. Dr. Torres's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Torres studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Suncoast Medical Clinic.

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

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

Dr. Laisa Santiago is a pediatric rheumatologist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Santiago accepts 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. She is affiliated with All Children's Hospital.

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Specializes in Geriatrics, Adult Rheumatology
6711 38th Avenue N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Fellipe Oliveira, who practices in Saint Petersburg, FL, is a medical specialist in geriatrics (elderly care) and adult rheumatology. Dr. Oliveira (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Suncoast Medical Clinic. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Oliveira honors.

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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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