We found 6 rheumatologists who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 100/1000 near Tamarac, FL.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
7431 N. University Drive; Suite 300
Tamarac, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Stone is a rheumatologist. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Stone 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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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
7431 N University Drive; Suite 300
Tamarac, FL
 

Dr. Elias Halpert is an adult rheumatology specialist. Dr. Halpert is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Halpert honors. Dr. Halpert is a graduate of Free University of Colombia.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
7431 N. University Drive; Suite 300
Tamarac, FL
 

Dr. Alan Alberts is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He works in Tamarac, FL. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Alberts is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at North Shore University Hospital. Dr. Alberts is affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
7431 N. University Drive; Suite 300
Tamarac, FL
 

Dr. Steven Kimmel is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He is affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs. He is a graduate of New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Kimmel has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kimmel takes.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
7351 W Oakland Park Boulevard; Suite 104
Tamarac, FL
 

Dr. Steven Feldman is an adult rheumatology specialist in Tamarac, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Feldman average 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
7875 W Commercial Boulevard
Tamarac, FL
 

Dr. Kristin Chai works as a rheumatologist in Tamarac, FL. Dr. Chai studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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What is Rheumatology?

Rheumatology is the medical specialty that is concerned with arthritis and other diseases of inflammation. Inflammation can occur anywhere in the body, but it is most common in the joints and connective tissues. Arthritis, which occurs in the joints, is also a very common condition, so rheumatology is strongly associated with joint care. But rheumatology is about more that just arthritis. Other conditions that a rheumatologist might treat include:
  • Lupus, a chronic inflammatory disease
  • Ankylosing spondylitis, inflammation at the base of the spine
  • Sjogren’s syndrome, an autoimmune disorder that stops production of tears and saliva
  • Fibromyalgia, a disorder causing widespread, chronic pain and fatigue

Pediatric rheumatologists are doctors that specialize in treating inflammatory diseases in children. Rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and other inflammatory diseases can begin even in childhood, and can cause a unique set of problems for active and growing children.

Rheumatologists use patient symptoms as well as lab tests and imaging tests such as MRIs to diagnose disease. Treatment varies widely depending on the diagnosis, but it may include physiotherapy (to improve motion, ability, and function) or medications. Commonly prescribed medications include anti-inflammatories such as NSAIDS (e.g. Tylenol, Ibuprofen) and steroids, or immune system suppressants such as methotrexate and TNF inhibitor medications (e.g. Enbrel, Humira). The goal is always to increase the patient’s ability to move without pain and to reduce the need for future treatment.