We found 17 providers with an interest in temporomandibular joint disorder and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold near South Miami, FL.

Dr. Octavio De Jesus Carreno, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
3100 Sw 62 Avenue Ne; #124
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Octavio Carreno sees patients in Miami, FL. His medical specialties are pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Carreno speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Carreno include sleep disorders, bell's palsy, and thyroid problems. His professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at George Washington University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Carreno honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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Dr. Jerry Marshal Layne, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1500 San Remo Avenue; Suite 100
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Jerry Layne, who practices in Coral Gables, FL, is a medical specialist in pediatric dentistry and oral and maxillofacial surgery. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for residency. His clinical interests include oral surgery and facial surgery. Dr. Layne takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Facial Surgery, Oral Surgery, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

Dr. Francisco Guillermo Pernas, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
8940 N Kendall Drive; Suite 504e
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Francisco Pernas practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Miami, FL, Doral, FL, and Homestead, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, bell's palsy, and immunization (preventive vaccines). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pernas studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Pernas is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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Dr. Felipe J Martinez, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1350 Southwest 57th Avenue; Suite 210
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Felipe Martinez's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Before performing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Martinez attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Martinez include sleep disorders, immunization (preventive vaccines), and snoring. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Martinez accepts. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Martinez's hospital/clinic affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Immunization, Snoring, Neck Problems, Allergy Testing, Temporomandibular Joint ... (Read more)

Dr. Lizbeth Mendoza, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Urgent Care
5975 Sunset Drive; Suite 402
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. Lizbeth Alter practices family medicine and urgent care. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Alter's areas of expertise include the following: bulimia, holistic medicine, and migraine. She is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Alter graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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Dr. Andrew Philip Schell, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
6705 Red Road; Suite 704 706
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Schell is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Schell include sleep disorders, bell's palsy, and cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital. Dr. Schell's education and training includes medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Cystic Fibrosis, Snoring, Cancer, Allergy Testing, Temporomandibular Joint ... (Read more)

Dr. Andres Felipe Orjuela, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
7000 Southwest 62nd Avenue; Suite 210
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Andres Orjuela is an ear, nose and throat specialist in Miami, FL. Patients gave Dr. Orjuela an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include bell's palsy, thyroid problems, and cancer. He is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital. Dr. Orjuela is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital for residency. Dr. Orjuela speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Snoring, Neck Problems, Cancer, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, Thyroid ... (Read more)

Rafael Emilio Alcalde
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
6200 Sunset Drive; Suite 402
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. Rafael Alcalde's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Alcalde is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Alcalde has a special interest in oral surgery and facial surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. For his professional training, Dr. Alcalde completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Alcalde (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Japanese. He is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Facial Surgery, Oral Surgery, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

Dr. Norma Salenah Lake, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
11160 Sw 88th Street; Suites 104 & 105
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Norma Lake practices family medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Lake is 4.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include bulimia, knee problems, and holistic medicine. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She is a graduate of the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences. Dr. Lake's residency was performed at Flower Hospital Family Medicine Residency. She is affiliated with Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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Fred Pedroletti
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1500 San Remo Avenue; Suite 150
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Fred Pedroletti's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. For his professional training, Dr. Pedroletti completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Nova Southeastern University. His areas of clinical interest consist of bell's palsy, oral surgery, and cancer. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pedroletti (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Bell's Palsy, Snoring, Facial Surgery, Oral Surgery, Cancer, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

Carlos J Rodriguez-Feo
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
6601 Sw 80 Street; Suite 125
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Rodriguez-Feo specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Miami, FL and Hialeah, FL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include oral surgery, facial surgery, and scar revision. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Rodriguez-Feo is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Scar Revision, Facial Surgery, Oral Surgery, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

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

Dr. Antonio Pena sees patients in Miami, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. He speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Pena include knee problems, migraine, and thyroid problems. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. He attended Autonomous University of Santo Domingo Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center for residency. Dr. Pena 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.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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Dr. Dario Pancorbo, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8000 Sw 117th Avenue; Suite 201
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Dario Pancorbo practices general internal medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pancorbo include bulimia, migraine, and thyroid problems. Dr. Pancorbo is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at The Jewish Hospital, Cincinnati, Dr. Pancorbo attended medical school at the University of Havana School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Pancorbo is affiliated with Kendall Regional Medical Center, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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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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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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Dr. Aesthor Eduardo Bombino, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
10651 N Kendall Drive; Suite 201
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Aesthor Bombino works as a general internist. His areas of expertise include knee problems, migraine, and thyroid problems. He has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Bombino accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Mountainside Hospital. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Bombino is professionally affiliated with Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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Dr. Carlos Alberto Vazquez, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8000 Sw 117 Avenue; Suite 201
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Vazquez sees patients in Miami, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vazquez include depression, hepatitis, and graves disease. He is affiliated with West Kendall Baptist Hospital and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Vazquez studied medicine at Higher Institute of Medical Sciences of Havana. His residency was performed at Jersey City 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: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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What is Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ)?

TMJ stands for the temporomandibular joint, the little round joint that lies in front of your ear between the temporal bone (your cheek bone) and the mandible (your lower jaw.) Often people use the acronym “TMJ” to refer to temporomandibular joint dysfunction or disorder - that is, pain and stiffness in this joint and the muscles around it.

TMJ can cause a wide variety of symptoms related to the movement of the jaw. They can include earaches, headaches, an inability to open the mouth very far, painful clicking or popping noises when chewing or talking, and stiffness or pain in the jaw, face, or neck. Sometimes TMJ symptoms seem to go in cycles, getting better or going away for a while only to come back again. Symptoms can be mild and not very bothersome, or so persistent and painful as to be almost debilitating.

There can be many potential causes of TMJ. An injury or trauma to the jaw, arthritis, or grinding the teeth can all contribute to TMJ. The temporomandibular joint contains a small disc of cartilage that allows it to move smoothly, and this disc can become dislocated or torn. Sometimes the cause is unknown. There are no standard tests for TMJ, and it can be difficult to diagnose and treat.

Mild cases of TMJ may benefit from self-care such as eating soft foods, practicing stress management techniques, and applying ice packs to the jaw. NSAIDS, such as ibuprofen, can be purchased without a prescription and work to reduce pain and inflammation. Some dentists and occupational therapists can suggest stretching techniques for the jaw which may help relieve stiffness. More serious cases may require a form of splinting called a stabilization splint or bite plate, which helps reduce pressure on the joint. Extreme cases may benefit from arthroscopic surgery on the joint.
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