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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's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and adult rheumatology; he sees patients in South Miami, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Roca honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Central University of the East School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Aultman Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. In addition to English, Dr. Roca speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Olga Kromo is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Kromo is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Kromo trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. Dr. Kromo (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Russian.

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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's specialties are pediatric rheumatology and adult rheumatology. Dr. Rivas-Chacon's clinical interests encompass lupus and carpal tunnel syndrome. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Rivas-Chacon graduated from the University of El Salvador Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mount Carmel Health System. He is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Lupus, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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

Dr. Jeffrey Ritter specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Miami, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: osteoporosis and back problems. Dr. Ritter's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Ritter trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for his residency. Dr. Ritter has received professional recognition including the following: 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, who practices in Miami, FL and South Miami, FL, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. The average patient rating for Dr. Weitz is 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include osteoporosis. Dr. Weitz 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. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Weitz has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Weitz's professional affiliations include 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 works as an adult rheumatologist. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chang include knee problems, osteoporosis, and fibromyalgia. Dr. Chang has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Chang is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baptist Hospital.

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

Dr. Carlos Manuel Alonso, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3661 South Miami Avenue; Suite 801
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Alonso works as a rheumatologist. In addition to English, Dr. Alonso speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Mercy Hospital. After attending the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Alonso accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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 an adult rheumatology specialist in Miami, FL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include arthritis. 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. After completing medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Canton Medical Education Foundation. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. De Solo is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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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 medical specialty is adult rheumatology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in fibromyalgia. She is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Mueller is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, she 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

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

Dr. Reuven Bromberg specializes in pediatric rheumatology and adult rheumatology. His professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Bromberg is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Bromberg (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3661 South Miami Avenue; Suite 801
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Mayra Acosta practices adult rheumatology. Patients gave Dr. Acosta an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is affiliated with Mercy Hospital. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Acosta attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Margarita Garces works as a rheumatologist. Dr. Garces's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Garces accepts. She obtained her medical school training at CES University, Institute of Health Sciences and performed her residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. She speaks Spanish.

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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 works as a rheumatologist. Her areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, migraine, and osteoporosis. Dr. Stoik honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. She attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Stoik (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. Her 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)

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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. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Moreda takes. His medical residency was performed at St. Luke's Hospital. Dr. Moreda is professionally affiliated with Mercy Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1330 Coral Way; Suite 401
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Azarel Abinader is a Miami, FL physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. She is a graduate of National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abinader takes.

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

Dr. Arielle Hay's medical specialty is pediatric rheumatology. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hay graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. She is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's 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.