We found 15 rheumatologists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueCare Essential Health near South Miami, FL.

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Dr. Alejandro Octavio Roca, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Rheumatology
6701 Sunset Drive; Suite 212
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. Alejandro Roca works as a general internist and rheumatologist. Dr. Roca has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Roca accepts. He attended medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Aultman Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Dr. Roca speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Dr. Rafael Federico Rivas- Chacon, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology, Adult Rheumatology
3200 Sw 60 Court 105
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Rafael Rivas-Chacon is a pediatric rheumatologist and adult rheumatologist. He is conversant in Spanish. He has a special interest in lupus and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Rivas-Chacon is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Memorial Health System. He obtained his medical school training at the University of El Salvador Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Mount Carmel Health System. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Rivas-Chacon takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Clinical interests: Lupus, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Dr. Richard Lee Chang, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
10820 Sw 113 Place
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Richard Chang's specialty is adult rheumatology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chang include knee problems, osteoporosis, and fibromyalgia. He is professionally affiliated with Baptist Hospital. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Chang average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chang accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Clinical interests: Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Herniated Disc, Fibromyalgia, Back Problems, Knee Problems, Carpal ... (Read more)

Dr. Olga Kromo, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
6141 Sunset Drive; Suite 501
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. Olga Kromo's specialty is adult rheumatology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kromo takes. Dr. Kromo is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Kromo trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Kromo (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. Her professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Dr. Jeffrey Sanders Ritter, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
7190 Southwest 87th Avenue; Suite 304
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Ritter is an adult rheumatology specialist. In his practice, Dr. Ritter focuses on osteoporosis and back problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. 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. Before performing his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Ritter attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school. Dr. Ritter has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Back Problems, Osteoporosis

Dr. Michael Alan Weitz, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
7190 Sw 87th Avenue; Suite 304
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. Michael Weitz specializes in adult rheumatology. After attending Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Weitz's clinical interests include knee problems, osteoporosis, and lupus. Patient ratings for Dr. Weitz average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Weitz is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received the following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Back Problems, Knee Problems, Neck Problems, Arthritis, Lupus, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Carpal ... (Read more)

Dr. Santiago Miguel De Solo, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
7190 Sw 87th Avenue; 304
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Santiago De Solo is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, osteoporosis, and fibromyalgia. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at Canton Medical Education Foundation, Dr. De Solo attended Central University of the East School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Fibromyalgia, Back Problems, Knee Problems, Neck Problems, Lupus, Osteoporosis, Carpal Tunnel ... (Read more)

Dr. Patricia Maria Mueller, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
6141 Sunset Drive; Suite 501
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. Patricia Mueller is an adult rheumatologist. She speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Mueller include fibromyalgia. Her professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. She graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Mueller's medical residency was performed at Monmouth Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Fibromyalgia

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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Dr. Margarita Rosa Garces Cardoba, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
6141 Sunset Drive; Suite 501
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. Margarita Garces specializes in adult rheumatology. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is affiliated with Baptist Hospital. Dr. Garces takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. She is a graduate of CES University, Institute of Health Sciences. Dr. Garces trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida for residency. She is conversant in Spanish.

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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

Dr. Arielle Deborah Hay, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
3100 Sw 62nd Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Arielle Hay's specialty is pediatric rheumatology. Dr. Hay is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital. She 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 attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.

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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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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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