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

Specializes in 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 otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Carreno include sleep disorders, bell's palsy, and thyroid problems. Dr. Carreno is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Carreno's medical residency was performed at George Washington University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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)

Specializes in Family Medicine, Urgent Care
5975 Sunset Drive; Suite 402
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. Lizbeth Alter is a physician who specializes in family medicine and urgent care. These areas are among her clinical interests: bulimia, holistic medicine, and migraine. Patient ratings for Dr. Alter average 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with 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)

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. In Dr. Layne's practice, he is particularly interested in oral surgery and facial surgery. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. Dr. Layne attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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

Specializes in Otolaryngology
8940 N Kendall Drive; Suite 504e
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Francisco Pernas, who practices in Miami, FL, Doral, FL, and Homestead, FL, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, bell's palsy, and immunization (preventive vaccines). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pernas accepts. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Pernas attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic 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)

Specializes in Otolaryngology
6705 Red Road; Suite 704 706
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Schell, who practices in Miami, FL and South Miami, FL, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Schell trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, bell's palsy, and cancer. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic 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, Cystic Fibrosis, Snoring, Cancer, Allergy Testing, Temporomandibular Joint ... (Read more)

Specializes in Otolaryngology
3100 Sw 62 Avenue Ne; #124
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Andres Orjuela is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include bell's palsy, thyroid problems, and cancer. Dr. Orjuela is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital. After attending the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Orjuela takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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

Specializes in Otolaryngology
1350 Sw 57th Avenue; #210
West Miami, FL
 

Dr. Felipe Martinez's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include sleep disorders, immunization (preventive vaccines), and snoring. Dr. Martinez is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Martinez speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with 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)

Specializes in Family Medicine
11160 Sw 88th Street; Suites 104 & 105
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Norma Lake works as a family medicine physician in Miami, FL. After completing medical school at the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences, she performed her residency at Flower Hospital Family Medicine Residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lake include bulimia, knee problems, and holistic medicine. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lake honors. Dr. Lake is professionally affiliated with Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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

Dr. Rafael Alcalde's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Alcalde (or staff) speaks Spanish and Japanese. In his practice, Dr. Alcalde focuses on oral surgery and facial surgery. His professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Mercy Hospital. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Patient ratings for Dr. Alcalde average 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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

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

Dr. Fred Pedroletti's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Pedroletti include bell's palsy, oral surgery, and cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pedroletti accepts. For his professional training, Dr. Pedroletti completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Nova Southeastern University. In addition to English, Dr. Pedroletti (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. Dr. Pedroletti's professional 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

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
6601 Sw 80 Street; Suite 125
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Rodriguez-Feo's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in oral surgery, facial surgery, and scar revision. Dr. Rodriguez-Feo is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His 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

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8600 Sw 92nd Street; Suite 101
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Antonio Pena's specialty is general internal medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Pena's clinical interests include knee problems, migraine, and thyroid problems. He is affiliated with 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 training includes a residency program at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. 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)

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
7330 Sw 62nd Place; Suite 210
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. Rosita Stoik specializes in adult rheumatology. She studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Stoik include knee problems, migraine, and osteoporosis. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Stoik (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. Dr. Stoik is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Back Problems, Knee Problems, Migraine, Spider Veins, Carpal Tunnel ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
10651 N Kendall Drive; Suite 201
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Aesthor Bombino is a general internist in Miami, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, migraine, and thyroid problems. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bombino takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Mountainside Hospital, Dr. Bombino attended Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Bombino is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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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. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: depression, hepatitis, and graves disease. Dr. Vazquez is affiliated with Kendall Regional Medical Center, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Vazquez's residency was performed at Jersey City Medical Center. 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)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8000 Sw 117 Avenue; Suite 201
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Dario Pancorbo is a general internist in Miami, FL. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: bulimia, migraine, and thyroid problems. Dr. Pancorbo's hospital/clinic affiliations include Kendall Regional Medical Center, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. He graduated from the University of Havana School of Medicine. Dr. Pancorbo's medical residency was performed at The Jewish Hospital, Cincinnati. Patient ratings for Dr. Pancorbo average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO.

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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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