We found 77 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 area of specialization is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Blanco include diabetes, emphysema, and migraine. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Blanco takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Blanco completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Baptist Hospital, and Homestead Hospital.

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All Interests: Incontinence, Migraine, Diabetes, Arthritis, Asthma, Thyroid Problems, Acne, Emphysema, Smoking ... (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 specializes in family medicine and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Swartzon is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Swartzon attended Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He is conversant in Hebrew. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Alejandro Loynaz works as an internist. His clinical interests include bell's palsy, migraine, and thyroid problems. Dr. Loynaz's average rating from his patients is 4.0 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, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and Central University of the East School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Chicago Medical School. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Loynaz is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Alejandro Cordero works as an internist in Miami, FL. He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include knee problems, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and migraine. Dr. Cordero's hospital/clinic affiliations include West Kendall Baptist Hospital and Baptist Hospital. He graduated from Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at New York Hospital Queens. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Cordero's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Jose Salvador Soza, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Urgent Care
5975 Sunset Drive; Suite 402
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. Jose Soza's areas of specialization are family medicine and urgent care; he sees patients in South Miami, FL and Miami, FL. Before performing his residency at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center., Dr. Soza attended National Autonomous University of Nicaragua Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Soza's clinical interests include diabetes, obesity, and sexually transmitted diseases (STds). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Soza's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Incontinence, Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity, Arthritis, Allergy Testing, Asthma, Chronic ... (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 specializes in family medicine, adolescent medicine, and general pediatrics. He has received a 1.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Martinez-Noda's clinical interests: erectile dysfunction (impotence), depression, and acne. He is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Martinez-Noda 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 attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Miami Children's Hospital for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Martinez-Noda speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Depression, Erectile Dysfunction, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis, Hormone Therapy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Richard Chang is a rheumatologist in Miami, FL and Homestead, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chang include knee problems, osteoporosis, and fibromyalgia. Patient ratings for Dr. Chang average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chang is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Chang's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Chang is professionally affiliated with Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fibromyalgia, Back Problems, Knee ... (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's specialties are family medicine, urgent care, and emergency medicine. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, acne, and laser treatment. Dr. Hoover is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, Dr. Hoover attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Hoover speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Depression, Injectable Fillers, Juvederm, Sickle Cell Disease, Hypertension, Food Allergy, Skin ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Juan Prieto's specialty is general internal medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: bulimia, depression, and hepatitis. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Prieto's training includes residency programs at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Ponce and a hospital affiliated with Ponce School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Prieto speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Mercy Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Graves Disease, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, Eating Disorders, Scoliosis, Erectile ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Cristian Breton is a general internist in Miami, FL. Dr. Breton is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Breton include knee problems, migraine, and thyroid problems. He is affiliated with Baptist Hospital. Dr. Breton accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. After attending Central University of the East School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Ponce School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Desaly Montilla, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8525 Sw 92 Street; Suite B4
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Desaly Montilla specializes in family medicine and practices in Miami, FL. She is conversant in Spanish. Her clinical interests include migraine, depression, and hepatitis. Dr. Montilla's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. She graduated from the University of Salamanca Faculty of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Montilla average 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for AvMed, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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All Interests: Menopause, Thyroid Problems, Depression, Hepatitis, Graves Disease, Sleep Disorders, Osteoporosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amalia Mercedes Landa-Galindez, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
800 Sw 108 Avenue; Suite 100
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Amalia Landa-Galindez works as a general internist. Dr. Landa-Galindez's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Her clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), migraine, and acne. She is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Landa-Galindez honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Eating Disorders, Hypertension, Migraine, Diabetes, Obesity, Arthritis, Hormone Therapy, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Leunam Jesys Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1150 Campo Sano Avenue; Suite 420
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Leunam Rodriguez is an internist. These areas are among Dr. Rodriguez's clinical interests: diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Doctors Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Ibero-American University (UNIBE). He completed his residency training at St. John's Episcopal Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Rodriguez (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity, Arthritis, Asthma, Panic Disorder, Thyroid Problems, Chronic ... (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. His areas of expertise include knee problems, migraine, and thyroid problems. Dr. Pena's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Autonomous University of Santo Domingo Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. Dr. Pena speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Jonathan Fox, MD, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
10860 North Kendall Drive
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Jonathan Fox practices family medicine. Dr. Fox is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at Westchester General Hospital. His areas of expertise include holistic medicine, thyroid problems, and depression. The average patient rating for Dr. Fox is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Fox speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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

Dr. Sandino Gonzalez specializes in general internal medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Gonzalez's areas of expertise include bulimia, knee problems, and migraine. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Gonzalez is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena and performed his residency at New York Hospital Queens. He speaks Spanish.

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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.
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