We found 6 providers with an interest in temporomandibular joint disorder and who accept Humana near Miami, FL.

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Dr. Kevin Baruch Fox, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
606 West Flagler Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Fox works as a family medicine physician. Dr. Fox is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Fox include bulimia, depression, and hepatitis. His professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. He is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Westchester General Hospital's residency program. Patient reviews placed Dr. Fox at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more.

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Dr. Francisco Guillermo Pernas, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
9915 Nw 41 Street; Suite 220
Doral, FL
 

Dr. Francisco Pernas is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His clinical interests include sleep disorders, bell's palsy, and immunization (preventive vaccines). Dr. Pernas is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Keila Garcia, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Urgent Care
7371 Sw 24 Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Keila Hoover is a Miami, FL physician who specializes in family medicine and urgent care. After attending American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare. Her areas of expertise include bulimia, holistic medicine, and migraine. Patient ratings for Dr. Hoover average 3.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. In addition to English, Dr. Hoover speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Dr. Stephen Anthony Wolfe, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery, Other
3100 Sw 62 Avenue, Mch Plastic Surgery; Suite 2230
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Wolfe is a plastic surgery and general surgery specialist. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Wolfe include facial problems, thigh lift (thighplasty), and tummy tuck revision. Dr. Wolfe's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Harvard Medical School and then he performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Dr. Wolfe has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Wolfe (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, German, and French.

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Dr. Mark Ramsey Shaya, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
1321 Northwest 14th Street; Suite 605
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Mark Shaya's specialties are spine surgery and neurosurgery. He practices in Coral Gables, FL and Miami, FL. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include bell's palsy, leg problems, and spinal cord injuries. Dr. Shaya takes AvMed, AARP, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Shaya's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine and a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital.

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Dr. Alfredo Machado, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
3601 Nw 107 Avenue
Doral, FL
 

Dr. Alfredo Machado's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Dr. Machado is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include bulimia, thyroid problems, and hepatitis. He is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. After attending Ponce School of Medicine, Dr. Machado completed his residency training at Shands at the University of Florida. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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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