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We found 11 rheumatologists who accept Aetna Bronze near Sarasota, FL.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1945 Versailles Street; 2nd Floor
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Tatiana Huguenin-Virchaux works as an adult rheumatologist. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Huguenin-Virchaux graduated from the University of Geneva Faculty of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1945 Versailles Street; 2nd Floor
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Small's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. He is a graduate of Brown University, Alpert Medical School. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Small 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.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
943 S Beneva Road; Suite 201
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Joe Kelley's specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Kelley's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1945 Versailles Street; 2nd Floor
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Cindy Johnston is an adult rheumatology specialist in Sarasota, FL. Dr. Johnston 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.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1945 Versailles Street; 2nd Floor
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Bradley Weitzner is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Weitzner 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.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1945 Versailles Street; Suite 101
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Richard Yonker's specialty is adult rheumatology. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Yonker is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1945 Versailles Street; 2nd Floor
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Robert Ikeman is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. He is rated highly 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, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1945 Versailles Street; 2nd Floor
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Kaine is an adult rheumatologist in Sarasota, FL. His average patient rating 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. Kaine accepts. He studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1945 Versailles Street; 2nd Floor
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Weitzner is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Yoel Drucker, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1945 Versailles Street; 2nd Floor
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Yoel Drucker is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He works in Sarasota, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Drucker is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1945 Versailles Street; 2nd Floor
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Jaishree Manohar's specialty is adult rheumatology. She 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 graduated from Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. Dr. Manohar is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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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.