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

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 in Coral Gables, FL and South Miami, FL. After attending SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alter include bulimia, holistic medicine, and migraine. Patients gave Dr. Alter an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Alter is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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

Dr. Octavio Carreno practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Miami, FL. Dr. Carreno speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include sleep disorders, bell's palsy, and thyroid problems. He is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. He attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at George Washington University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Carreno accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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

Dr. Francisco Pernas is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Miami, FL, Doral, FL, and Homestead, FL. Dr. Pernas's areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, bell's palsy, and immunization (preventive vaccines). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Pernas trained 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. Jerry Marshal Layne, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1500 San Remo Avenue; Suite 100
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Jerry Layne specializes in pediatric dentistry and oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Coral Gables, FL. His clinical interests encompass oral surgery and facial surgery. Dr. Layne's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and a graduate of Vanderbilt University Medical Center's residency program. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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

Dr. Felipe J Martinez, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1350 Sw 57th Avenue; #210
West Miami, FL
 

Dr. Felipe Martinez is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in West Miami, FL, Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Miami, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Martinez include sleep disorders, immunization (preventive vaccines), and snoring. Dr. Martinez is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital. 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. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Martinez completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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

Dr. Norma Lake is a physician who specializes in family medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Lake is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: bulimia, knee problems, and holistic medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lake accepts. Dr. Lake is a graduate of the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences. For her residency, Dr. Lake trained at Flower Hospital Family Medicine Residency. She is professionally affiliated with Baptist Hospital.

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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 specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, bell's palsy, and cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Schell attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schell takes.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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Dr. Andres Felipe Orjuela, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3100 Sw 62 Avenue Ne; #124
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Andres Orjuela is an ear, nose and throat specialist in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Miami, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include bell's palsy, thyroid problems, and cancer. Dr. Orjuela is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Orjuela is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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

Dr. Rafael Alcalde works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Fort Myers, FL, and Miami, FL. Patients gave Dr. Alcalde an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in oral surgery and facial surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Mercy Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Alcalde (or staff) speaks Spanish and Japanese.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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

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

Dr. Fred Pedroletti specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Coral Gables, FL. His areas of expertise include bell's palsy, oral surgery, and cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pedroletti takes. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Nova Southeastern University for residency. Dr. Pedroletti (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 works as an oral surgeon. His areas of expertise include the following: oral surgery, facial surgery, and scar revision. Dr. Rodriguez-Feo is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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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. Dr. Pena is a graduate of Autonomous University of Santo Domingo Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Pena completed a residency program at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. His areas of expertise include knee problems, migraine, and thyroid problems. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Pena's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and 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, Other
8000 Sw 117 Avenue; Suite 201
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Vazquez's specialty is general internal medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Vazquez completed a residency program at Jersey City Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: depression, hepatitis, and graves disease. Dr. Vazquez accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Vazquez is professionally 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. Gilly Arcoiris Perez, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6150 Sunset Drive; Suite 200
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Gilly Perez's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Perez average 3.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, graves disease, and tumor. Dr. Perez's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena. Dr. Perez's training includes a residency program at New York Hospital Queens.

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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's specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Stoik (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. These areas are among Dr. Stoik's clinical interests: knee problems, migraine, and osteoporosis. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. She attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Stoik honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more.

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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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Bombino attended Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mountainside Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, migraine, and thyroid problems. His average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. 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 conversant in Spanish. Dr. Bombino is affiliated with Baptist Hospital.

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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.