We found 13 rheumatologists who accept United Healthcare HMO near Pembroke Pines, FL.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4310 Sheridan Street
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Hugo Fonseca practices adult rheumatology in Pembroke Pines, FL and Hollywood, FL. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Fonseca's training includes a residency program at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Fonseca (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4310 Sheridan Street
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Alex Lam is a rheumatologist. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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. Dr. Lam studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Lam (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Lam is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West.

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Specializes in Other, Rheumatology
12151 Taft Street
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Jose Garcia is a specialist in rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases). He works in Pembroke Pines, FL. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar and Memorial Hospital West. Dr. Garcia takes 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 Puerto Rico School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. Dr. Garcia speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
20880 W Dixie Highway
Miami, FL
 

Dr. George Munoz practices adult rheumatology. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
18300 Nw 62 Avenue; Suite 300
Hialeah, FL
 

Dr. Fernando Sanchez is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He 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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Dr. Jigar K Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine, Adult Rheumatology
21097 Ne 27th Court
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Jigar Shah works as a hospitalist and adult rheumatologist in Coral Springs, FL and Aventura, FL. He is affiliated with Broward Health. After attending St. George's University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Shah is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
12151 Taft Street
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Zabeth Cure Lopez is a specialist in adult rheumatology. Her medical residency was performed at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Cure Lopez honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar and Memorial Hospital West.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1000 Park Centre Boulevard; Suite 136
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Schartess Culpepper Pace is an adult rheumatology specialist in Miami, FL. She takes 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. Arielle Deborah Hay, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
12246 Miramar Parkway
Miramar, FL
 

Dr. Arielle Hay is a pediatric rheumatology specialist. She is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital. Dr. Hay accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4700 Sheridan Street; Suite C
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Linnette Lopez Lopez's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. She 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. She graduated from Ponce School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
4500 Sheridan Street; Primary Office
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Kristina Wiers-Shamir is a pediatric rheumatology specialist in Hollywood, FL and Plantation, FL. She is professionally affiliated with Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wiers-Shamir accepts. After completing medical school at Ross University School of Medicine, Dr. Wiers-Shamir performed her residency at Maimonides Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
21097 Ne 27th Court; Suite 100
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Norman Gaylis is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
21097 Ne 27th Court; Suite 200
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Marcos Maldonado works as an adult rheumatologist. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Maldonado has received include South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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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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