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
Average rating 4.22 stars out of 5 (9 ratings)
6701 Sunset Drive; Suite 212
South Miami, FL

Dr. Alejandro Roca works as an internist and rheumatologist. Dr. Roca is rated highly by his patients. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Central University of the East School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Aultman Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Mrs Olga Kromo MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
6280 Sunset Drive; Suite 501
South Miami, FL

Dr. Olga Kromo, who practices in South Miami, FL and Miami, FL, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Kromo graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kromo (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian. Dr. Kromo's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Dr Richard Chang MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
Average rating 4.82 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
10820 Sw 113 Place
Miami, FL

Dr. Richard Chang's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, osteoporosis, and fibromyalgia. Dr. Chang is affiliated with Baptist Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Chang's education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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

Dr Rafael F RivasChacon MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology, Adult Rheumatology
Average rating 2.29 stars out of 5 (30 ratings)
3200 Sw 60 Court 105
Miami, FL

Dr. Rafael Rivas-Chacon specializes in pediatric rheumatology and adult rheumatology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Rivas-Chacon is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Nicklaus Children's Hospital, and Memorial Health System. Before performing his residency at Mount Carmel Health System, Dr. Rivas-Chacon attended the University of El Salvador Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rivas-Chacon takes.

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Michael Alan Weitz MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
Average rating 4.76 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
7190 Sw 87th Avenue; Suite 304
South Miami, FL

Dr. Michael Weitz practices adult rheumatology. Dr. Weitz's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Weitz include knee problems, osteoporosis, and lupus. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Weitz's education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He has received the following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors. 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 Tu ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Santiago De Solo practices adult rheumatology in Miami, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. De Solo include knee problems, osteoporosis, and fibromyalgia. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. De Solo accepts. Dr. De Solo is a graduate of Central University of the East School of Medicine and a graduate of Canton Medical Education Foundation's residency program. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Reuven Bromberg is a specialist in pediatric rheumatology and adult rheumatology. He works in Miami, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: osteoporosis, lupus, and arthritis. Dr. Bromberg's hospital/clinic affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Bromberg (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Arthritis, Lupus, Osteoporosis

Jeffrey Sanders Ritter MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
Average rating 3.41 stars out of 5 (10 ratings)
7190 Southwest 87th Avenue; Suite 304
Miami, FL

Dr. Jeffrey Ritter works as a rheumatologist in Miami, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ritter include osteoporosis and back problems. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Ritter trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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Clinical interests: Back Problems, Osteoporosis

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

Dr. Patricia Mueller is an adult rheumatology specialist in South Miami, FL. Her areas of expertise include fibromyalgia. Dr. Mueller is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Monmouth Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Mueller is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Fibromyalgia

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
Average rating 4.44 stars out of 5 (15 ratings)
3659 S Miami Avenue; Suite 3005
Miami, FL

Dr. Carlos Alonso is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He works in Miami, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Alonso's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mercy Hospital and Mercy Miami Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Alonso studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Alonso trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center.

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Margarita Rosa Garces MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
6141 Sunset Drive; Suite 501
South Miami, FL

Dr. Margarita Garces practices adult rheumatology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Garces is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. Before completing her residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida, Dr. Garces attended medical school at CES University, Institute of Health Sciences. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Garces is affiliated with Baptist Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
Average rating 3.66 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
3661 S Miami Avenue; Suite 801
Miami, FL

Dr. Mayra Acosta's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Before completing her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Acosta attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Acosta include bursitis, joint injections, and lupus. The average patient rating for Dr. Acosta is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Acosta accepts. She is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Mercy Hospital and Mercy Miami Hospital.

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

Arielle Deborah Hay MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
3100 Sw 62 Avenue; #105
Miami, FL

Dr. Arielle Hay is a pediatric rheumatologist in Aventura, FL, Weston, FL, and Miramar, FL. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Hay is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

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

Dr. Ramon Moreda is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. His professional affiliations include Mercy Hospital and Mercy Miami Hospital. Dr. Moreda's training includes a residency program at St. Luke's 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.

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Azarel Abinader MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
Average rating 3.75 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
1330 Coral Way; Suite 401
Miami, FL

Dr. Azarel Abinader practices adult rheumatology. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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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