We found 16 rheumatologists who accept BlueOptions Essential 1419 near South Miami, FL.

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

Dr. Alejandro Roca specializes in general internal medicine and adult rheumatology and practices in South Miami, FL. He attended medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine. He trained at Aultman Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama for residency. Dr. Roca's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Roca is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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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 specialist in pediatric rheumatology and adult rheumatology. He works in Miami, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rivas-Chacon's areas of expertise consist of lupus and carpal tunnel syndrome. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from the University of El Salvador Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Rivas-Chacon's medical residency was performed at Mount Carmel Health System. He is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Lupus, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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

Dr. Olga Kromo is an adult rheumatology specialist. Dr. Kromo is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Kromo (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. She 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 is an adult rheumatologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ritter include osteoporosis and back problems. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Ritter is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received distinctions including South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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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 sees patients in Miami, FL and South Miami, FL. His medical specialty is adult rheumatology. His clinical interests include osteoporosis. Patient ratings for Dr. Weitz average 5.0 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. Weitz takes. He attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Weitz speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Osteoporosis

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

Dr. Richard Chang's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Chang attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His clinical interests include knee problems, osteoporosis, and fibromyalgia. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. In addition to English, Dr. Chang speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Baptist Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Reuven Bromberg's areas of specialization are pediatric rheumatology and adult rheumatology. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Bromberg is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Bromberg (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Bromberg is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Doctors 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 is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. He speaks Spanish. Dr. De Solo's areas of expertise include arthritis. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. He graduated from Central University of the East School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Canton Medical Education Foundation. Dr. De Solo 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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Clinical interests: Arthritis

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

Dr. Patricia Mueller's specialty is adult rheumatology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include fibromyalgia. Dr. Mueller is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Mueller completed her residency training at Monmouth Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Fibromyalgia

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

Dr. Mayra Acosta's specialty is adult rheumatology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Acosta include bursitis, joint injections, and lupus. The average patient rating for Dr. Acosta is 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Acosta graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Mercy Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Carlos Alonso practices adult rheumatology. Dr. Alonso is professionally affiliated with Mercy Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 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. Alonso honors.

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Dr. Rosita Petech Stoik, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
7330 Sw 62nd Place; Suite 210
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. Rosita Stoik sees patients in South Miami, FL and Miami, FL. Her medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Stoik studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Stoik include knee problems, migraine, and osteoporosis. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. Dr. Stoik (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. Dr. Stoik's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Back Problems, Knee Problems, Migraine, Spider Veins, Carpal Tunnel ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Margarita Garces is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. Before completing her residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida, Dr. Garces attended medical school at CES University, Institute of Health Sciences. Patient ratings for Dr. Garces average 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors 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
760 Ponce De Leon Boulevard; Suite 113
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Ramon Moreda is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He works in Coral Gables, FL. He is professionally affiliated with Mercy Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Moreda's medical residency was performed at St. Luke's Hospital.

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

Dr. Azarel Abinader practices adult rheumatology. Dr. Abinader is a graduate of National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena. She accepts 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. Arielle Deborah Hay, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
3100 Sw 62nd Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Arielle Hay specializes in pediatric rheumatology. Dr. Hay is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital. She studied medicine 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, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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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