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We found 8 rheumatologists who accept United Healthcare Catastrophic near Tamarac, FL.

Dr. Barry K Waters, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Rheumatology
3100 Coral Hills Drive
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Barry Waters is an adult rheumatologist in Coral Springs, FL. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Waters honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs.

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Specializes in Other, Adult Rheumatology
3100 Coral Hills Drive; Suite 302
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Trinh Tran is an adult rheumatology specialist. Dr. Tran accepts United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of London.

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

Dr. Kevin Stone's specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Stone has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs.

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Dr. Elias Halpert, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
7431 N University Drive; Suite 300
Tamarac, FL
 

Dr. Elias Halpert is a Tamarac, FL physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs. Dr. Halpert attended medical school at Free University of Colombia. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Alan Richard Alberts, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
7431 N. University Drive; Suite 300
Tamarac, FL
 

Dr. Alan Alberts specializes in adult rheumatology. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs. Dr. Alberts 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. After completing medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at North Shore University Hospital.

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

Dr. Steven Kimmel sees patients in Tamarac, FL. His medical specialty is adult rheumatology. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. 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. Dr. Kimmel graduated from New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs.

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Dr. Jigar K Shah, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Adult Rheumatology
3000 Coral Hills Drive
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Jigar Shah's medical specialty is hospital medicine (hospitalist) and adult rheumatology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Shah attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Shah honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Broward Health.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
7875 W Commercial Boulevard
Tamarac, FL
 

Dr. Kristin Chai works as a rheumatologist. She attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Chai accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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.