We found 15 rheumatologists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueCare Essential Health near South Miami, FL.

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Dr. Alejandro Octavio Roca, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Rheumatology
6701 Sunset Drive; Suite 212
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. Alejandro Roca is a general internist and adult rheumatologist in South Miami, FL. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating 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. Before completing his residency at Aultman Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama, Dr. Roca attended medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Roca is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Dr. Jeffrey Sanders Ritter, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
7190 Southwest 87th Avenue; Suite 304
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Ritter specializes in adult rheumatology. After completing medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dr. Ritter performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. His areas of expertise include osteoporosis and back problems. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He 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. Dr. Ritter's distinctions include: South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Back Problems, Osteoporosis

Dr. Michael Alan Weitz, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
7190 Sw 87th Avenue; Suite 304
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. Michael Weitz works as an adult rheumatologist in Miami, FL and South Miami, FL. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, osteoporosis, and lupus. Dr. Weitz is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Weitz takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He has received the following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Back Problems, Knee Problems, Neck Problems, Arthritis, Lupus, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Carpal ... (Read more)

Dr. Rafael Federico Rivas- Chacon, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology, Adult Rheumatology
3200 Sw 60 Court 105
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Rafael Rivas-Chacon is a pediatric rheumatologist and rheumatologist in Miami, FL. Before completing his residency at Mount Carmel Health System, Dr. Rivas-Chacon attended medical school at the University of El Salvador Faculty of Medicine. He has a special interest in lupus and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Rivas-Chacon's average patient rating is 2.5 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. Rivas-Chacon accepts. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Memorial Health System.

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Clinical interests: Lupus, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Dr. Richard Lee Chang, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
10820 Sw 113 Place
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Richard Chang's specialty is adult rheumatology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chang include knee problems, osteoporosis, and fibromyalgia. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Chang is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Baptist Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Herniated Disc, Fibromyalgia, Back Problems, Knee Problems, Carpal ... (Read more)

Dr. Olga Kromo, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
6141 Sunset Drive; Suite 501
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. Olga Kromo's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. She is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kromo (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian. Dr. Kromo's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Dr. Santiago Miguel De Solo, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
7190 Sw 87th Avenue; 304
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Santiago De Solo's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. After completing medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Canton Medical Education Foundation. Areas of expertise for Dr. De Solo include knee problems, osteoporosis, and fibromyalgia. Dr. De Solo 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. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Fibromyalgia, Back Problems, Knee Problems, Neck Problems, Lupus, Osteoporosis, Carpal Tunnel ... (Read more)

Dr. Patricia Maria Mueller, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
6141 Sunset Drive; Suite 501
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. Patricia Mueller is a rheumatologist in South Miami, FL. She has a special interest in fibromyalgia. Dr. Mueller is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Monmouth Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. She speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Fibromyalgia

Dr. Reuven Bromberg, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology, Adult Rheumatology
1330 Coral Way; Suite 403
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Reuven Bromberg practices pediatric rheumatology and adult rheumatology. Dr. Bromberg (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Bromberg's professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program. He takes 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
3661 South Miami Avenue; Suite 801 (mercy Professional Bldg)
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Alonso practices adult rheumatology in Miami, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Alonso is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is affiliated with Mercy Hospital and Mercy Miami Hospital.

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Dr. Margarita Rosa Garces Cardoba, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
6141 Sunset Drive; Suite 501
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. Margarita Garces is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is affiliated with Baptist Hospital. Dr. Garces takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Garces obtained her medical school training at CES University, Institute of Health Sciences and performed her residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3661 South Miami Avenue; Suite 801 (mercy Professional Bldg)
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Mayra Acosta works as a rheumatologist in Miami, FL. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: bursitis, joint injections, and lupus. Dr. Acosta is affiliated with Mercy Hospital and Mercy Miami Hospital. 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. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and performed her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Acosta speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Bursitis, Gout, Arthritis, Lupus, Joint Injections

Dr. Arielle Deborah Hay, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
3100 Sw 62nd Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Arielle Hay practices pediatric rheumatology. Dr. Hay is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital. She attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. 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.

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Dr. Azarel Abinader, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1330 Coral Way; Suite 401
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Azarel Abinader is an adult rheumatology specialist in Miami, FL. She studied medicine at National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena. Dr. Abinader 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
760 Ponce De Leon Boulevard; Suite 113
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Ramon Moreda is an adult rheumatology specialist. He trained at St. Luke's Hospital for residency. Dr. Moreda accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Mercy Hospital and Mercy Miami Hospital.

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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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