We found 6 rheumatologists who accept BlueSelect Everyday Health 1449 near Miami, FL.

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Dr. Reuven Bromberg, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology, Adult Rheumatology
1330 Coral Way; Suite 403
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Reuven Bromberg is a pediatric rheumatology and adult rheumatology specialist in Miami, FL. Dr. Bromberg (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Bromberg is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. Before completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Bromberg attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. 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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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3661 South Miami Avenue; Suite 801 (mercy Professional Bldg)
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Alonso is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. Patient ratings for Dr. Alonso average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Alonso is professionally affiliated with Mercy Hospital and Mercy Miami 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. Dr. Alonso's education and training includes medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3661 South Miami Avenue; Suite 801 (mercy Professional Bldg)
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Mayra Acosta is an adult rheumatologist. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Acosta's areas of expertise consist of bursitis, joint injections, and lupus. She 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. Dr. Acosta studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Mercy Hospital and Mercy Miami Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Bursitis, Gout, Arthritis, Lupus, Joint Injections

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
760 Ponce De Leon Boulevard; Suite 113
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Ramon Moreda's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. His professional affiliations include Mercy Hospital and Mercy Miami Hospital. He trained at St. Luke's Hospital for residency. Dr. Moreda 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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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2140 W 68th Street; Suite 406
Hialeah, FL
 

Dr. Benidecto Fernandez is an adult rheumatologist. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fernandez accepts.

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Dr. Azarel Abinader, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1330 Coral Way; Suite 401
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Azarel Abinader is a specialist in adult rheumatology. She works in Miami, FL. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abinader takes.

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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.
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