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We found 100 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze near South Miami, FL.

Dr. Antonio Emilio Blanco, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
7775 Sw 87 Avenue; Suite 100
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Antonio Blanco's specialty is general internal medicine. Patients gave Dr. Blanco an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, emphysema, and migraine. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Blanco is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Baptist Hospital, and Homestead Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Incontinence, Sinus Problems, Migraine, Diabetes, Arthritis, Asthma, Kidney Problems, Thyroid ... (Read more)

Dr. Alejandro Nestor Loynaz, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2601 Douglas Road; Suite 505
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Alejandro Loynaz's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Loynaz's education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and Central University of the East School of Medicine and residency at Chicago Medical School. His areas of expertise include migraine, thyroid problems, and depression. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Loynaz accepts. Dr. Loynaz speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Incontinence, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Back Problems, Migraine, Diabetes, Obesity, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael J Swartzon, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
1150 Campo Sano Avenue; Suite 200
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Michael Swartzon is a family practice physician and sports medicine specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Swartzon include knee problems, heel pain, and orthotics. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Swartzon graduated from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Swartzon's residency was performed at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He speaks Hebrew. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter Andres Martinez-Noda, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
7000 Sw 97 Avenue; Suite 101
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Peter Martinez-Noda is a physician who specializes in family medicine, adolescent medicine, and general pediatrics. Dr. Martinez-Noda has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Martinez-Noda include erectile dysfunction (impotence), depression, and acne. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Martinez-Noda studied medicine at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Miami Children's Hospital for his residency. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Erectile Dysfunction, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

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. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Ritter's clinical interests: osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, and back problems. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Ritter's residency was performed at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

All Interests: Back Problems, Osteoporosis, Rheumatic Diseases, Osteoarthritis

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

Dr. Richard Chang practices adult rheumatology in Miami, FL and Homestead, FL. Dr. Chang is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include knee problems, lupus, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He is professionally affiliated with Baptist Hospital. Dr. Chang attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fibromyalgia, Back Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Dr. Jose Salvador Soza, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
11535 N Kendall Drive
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Jose Soza's specialty is family medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Soza include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), bell's palsy, and allergy testing. Dr. Soza's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at National Autonomous University of Nicaragua Faculty of Medicine and residency at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center.. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Incontinence, Hypertension, Sinus Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, Rashes, Arthritis, Allergy Testing, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alejandro Augusto Cordero, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8500 Sw 92 Street; Suite 102
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Alejandro Cordero sees patients in Miami, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Cordero's areas of expertise include knee problems, menopause, and migraine. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at New York Hospital Queens, Dr. Cordero attended medical school at Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Cordero's hospital/clinic affiliations include West Kendall Baptist Hospital and Baptist Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Hypertension, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Juan Alberto Prieto, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6741 Sw 24 Street; Suite 50 & 51
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Juan Prieto specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Prieto's areas of expertise include bulimia, prostate problems, and depression. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Prieto trained at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Ponce and a hospital affiliated with Ponce School of Medicine for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Depression, Graves Disease, Phobias, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, Eating ... (Read more)

Dr. John Woodward Hoover III, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Urgent Care, Emergency Medicine
5975 Sunset Drive; Suite 402
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. John Hoover specializes in family medicine, urgent care, and emergency medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, diabetes, and obesity. Dr. Hoover is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Hoover is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and a graduate of Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare's residency program. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Herpes, Sickle Cell Disease, Hypertension, Food Allergy, Skin Cancer, Scar Revision, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alfonso Jose Monge, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
9045 Sw 87 Court
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Alfonso Monge is a general internist in Miami, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Monge is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, atrial septal defect, and depression. Dr. Monge is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Monge graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Monge trained at Georgetown University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Diabetes, Arthritis, Alzheimer's Disease, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Cristian Francisco Breton, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8200 Sw 117th Avenue; Suite 210
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Cristian Breton's specialty is general internal medicine. He attended medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Ponce School of Medicine. Dr. Breton's areas of expertise include prostate problems, thyroid problems, and depression. The average patient rating for Dr. Breton is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Breton honors 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 Baptist Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Depression, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, Sarcoidosis, Chronic Fatigue ... (Read more)

Dr. Antonio Alexis Pena, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8600 Sw 92nd Street; Suite 101
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Antonio Pena is an internist in Miami, FL. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Pena's clinical interests include prostate problems, menopause, and thyroid problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. Before performing his residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, Dr. Pena attended Autonomous University of Santo Domingo Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He honors 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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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Sickle Cell Disease, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sandino Arturo Gonzalez, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6150 Sunset Drive; Suite 200
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Sandino Gonzalez is an internist. Clinical interests for Dr. Gonzalez include bulimia, prostate problems, and menopause. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Gonzalez is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Gonzalez is a graduate of National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena. He trained at New York Hospital Queens for his residency. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, Eating Disorders, Erectile Dysfunction, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rosendo Ignacio Collazo, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
7400 Sw 87 Avenue; Suite 260
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Rosendo Collazo works as an internist in Miami, FL and Homestead, FL. Dr. Collazo's areas of expertise include prostate problems, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and graves disease. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Collazo is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Graves Disease, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Wounds, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Pamela Merino, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6705 S Red Road; Suite 510
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. Pamela Merino works as a general internist. Dr. Merino speaks Spanish. These areas are among her clinical interests: menopause, depression, and acne. She is affiliated with South Miami Hospital. Before performing her residency at Danbury Hospital, Dr. Merino attended National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena for medical school. Patients gave Dr. Merino an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She 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.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Hypertension, Back Problems, Spider Veins, Liver ... (Read more)

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What is Arthritis?

Arthritis is a painful disease of the joints. There are many different kinds of arthritis with various causes, but they all lead to pain and inflammation of joints such as the hip, knee, or wrist. Arthritis affects people of all ages, races, and genders, but it is more common in women and older people. It is the leading cause of disability in the United States.

Symptoms of arthritis include swelling, pain, and stiffness. They can occur in a single joint or throughout the body. It is common for symptoms to come and go, known as flares. In some kinds of arthritis, flares may be caused by specific triggers, such as exercise, stress, or an allergic reaction.

By far the two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis happens when wear and tear on joints breaks down the cartilage between two moving bones. In a healthy person, cartilage cushions and lubricates the bones so they can glide over each other as they move. When the cartilage becomes thin or tears, the ends of bones rub and cause pain. In rheumatoid arthritis, the body’s own immune system becomes confused and attacks joint cartilage, weakening it and causing inflammation.

Treatment for arthritis depends on the specific type, but it may include:
  • Avoiding arthritis triggers
  • Hot or cold therapy, such as ice or hot packs
  • Oral or injected medications, such as corticosteroids, NSAIDs, and biologics
  • Physical therapy and gentle exercises
  • Surgery to repair or replace damaged joints

In many types of arthritis, early treatment can prevent more serious damage to your joints, keeping your symptoms in check. Whatever stage you are in, help exists to let you stay active and manage pain. There are many options to get you moving again.