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

Dr. Octavio Carreno is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. He works in Miami, FL. In addition to English, 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. Before completing his residency at George Washington University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Carreno attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Tumor, Vitiligo, Sleep Disorders, Bell's Palsy, Hypertension, Skin Cancer, Scar ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Lizbeth Alter's areas of specialization are family medicine and urgent care; she sees patients in Coral Gables, FL and South Miami, FL. Patients rated Dr. Alter highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alter include bulimia, holistic medicine, and migraine. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. After completing medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, Dr. Alter performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. She is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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

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 is a Coral Gables, FL physician who specializes in pediatric dentistry and oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Layne's clinical interests encompass oral surgery and facial surgery. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Layne honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 is an otolaryngologist. His clinical interests include 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, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pernas attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Pernas speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Immunization, Skin Cancer, Scar Revision, Neck Problems, Cancer, Allergy Testing, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Andres Orjuela sees patients in Miami, FL. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Orjuela include bell's palsy, thyroid problems, and cancer. Dr. Orjuela is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Orjuela is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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

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

Dr. Felipe Martinez works as an otolaryngologist in West Miami, FL, Miami, FL, and Hialeah, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, immunization (preventive vaccines), and snoring. Dr. Martinez is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Martinez takes. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Norma Lake's area of specialization is family medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Lake average 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lake include bulimia, knee problems, and holistic medicine. Dr. Lake is professionally affiliated with Baptist Hospital. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before performing her residency at Flower Hospital Family Medicine Residency, Dr. Lake attended the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school.

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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 Myers, FL, Miami, FL, and South Miami, FL. Dr. Alcalde (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Japanese. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Alcalde include oral surgery and facial surgery. Dr. Alcalde's professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Mercy Hospital. Dr. Alcalde trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for his residency. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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

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

Dr. Andrew Schell is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Schell include sleep disorders, bell's palsy, and cancer. He is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital. Dr. Schell attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. He is in-network 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: Sleep Disorders, Cystic Fibrosis, Snoring, Cancer, Allergy Testing, Temporomandibular Joint ... (Read more)

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. He has a special interest in bell's palsy, oral surgery, and cancer. Dr. Pedroletti is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. For his residency, Dr. Pedroletti trained at a hospital affiliated with Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Pedroletti (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian.

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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's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: oral surgery, facial surgery, and scar revision. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Rodriguez-Feo's hospital/clinic 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's specialty is general internal medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Pena include knee problems, migraine, and thyroid problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Pena attended medical school at Autonomous University of Santo Domingo Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. 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.

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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 works as a general internist. For his residency, Dr. Vazquez trained at Jersey City Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Vazquez include depression, hepatitis, and graves disease. Dr. Vazquez takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Vazquez's professional affiliations include 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. Dario Pancorbo, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
8000 Sw 117 Avenue; Suite 201
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Dario Pancorbo's specialty is general internal medicine. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Pancorbo include bulimia, migraine, and thyroid problems. Dr. Pancorbo is professionally affiliated with Kendall Regional Medical Center, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. After completing medical school at the University of Havana School of Medicine, he performed his residency at The Jewish Hospital, Cincinnati. In addition to English, Dr. Pancorbo speaks Spanish.

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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, who practices in South Miami, FL and Miami, FL, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. In addition to English, Dr. Stoik (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. These areas are among her clinical interests: knee problems, migraine, and osteoporosis. Dr. Stoik's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Stoik is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. She 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. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Bombino include knee problems, migraine, and thyroid problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bombino takes. He graduated from Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Bombino's residency was performed at Mountainside Hospital. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally 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.