We found 8 rheumatologists who accept Humana Bronze 4850/HMO Premier near Saint Petersburg, FL.

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Sreelatha Tirupathi MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
Average rating 3.47 stars out of 5 (12 ratings)
3301 66th Street N; Suite A
Saint Petersburg, FL

Dr. Sreelatha Tirupathi is a specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Tirupathi's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Her clinical interests encompass women's health issues. Her professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tirupathi graduated from Government Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Tirupathi completed a residency program at Hurley Medical Center. Dr. Tirupathi (or staff) speaks Telugu, Kannada, and Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Women's Health Issues

Dr Abie Alias Samuel DO
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
Average rating 2.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
620 10th Street N
St Petersburg, FL

Dr. Abie Samuel sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. Her medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Her professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and BayCare Medical Group. Dr. Samuel 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. She obtained her medical school training at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut.

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Jan Antonio Berrios Colon MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
620 10th Street N; Suite 2e
St Petersburg, FL

Dr. Jan Berrios is a rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases) specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL and Bay Pines, FL. Dr. Berrios honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He trained at Orlando Health for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Berrios speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Medical Group, Orlando Health, and Bay Pines VA Healthcare System.

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Dr Julio Gonzalez Paoli MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
620 10th Street N.
St Petersburg, FL

Dr. Julio Gonzalez-Paoli is a Saint Petersburg, FL physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gonzalez-Paoli accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Gonzalez-Paoli trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and BayCare Medical Group.

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Dr Arnaldo Torres MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
Average rating 3.04 stars out of 5 (12 ratings)
6711 38th Avenue N
St Petersburg, FL

Dr. Arnaldo Torres' specialty is adult rheumatology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Torres at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include back pain, trigger point injections, and osteoporosis. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and Suncoast Medical Clinic. 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. Torres studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He trained at St. Vincent's Hospital for residency.

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Clinical interests: Fibromyalgia, Trigger Point Injections, Lupus, Back Pain, Osteoporosis, Joint Injections

Dr Sonialy Lugo Ruiz MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Rheumatology
620 10th Street N
Saint Petersburg, FL

Dr. Sonialy Lugo Ruiz specializes in adult rheumatology. She is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and Suncoast Medical Clinic. 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. After attending Ibero-American University (UNIBE) for medical school, Dr. Lugo Ruiz completed her residency training at Morristown Memorial Hospital. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr Laisa Margarita Santiago Ramos MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
601 5th Street S
St Petersburg, FL

Dr. Laisa Santiago is a pediatric rheumatology specialist. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Santiago completed a residency program at Miami Children's Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
Average rating 4.7 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
620 10th Street N.
St. Petersburg, FL

Dr. Susan Fraser's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Patient ratings for Dr. Fraser average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fraser is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, 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.
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