We found 87 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze near South Miami, FL.

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Dr. John Woodward Hoover III, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Urgent Care, Emergency Medicine
5975 Sunset Drive; Suite 402
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. John Hoover specializes in family medicine, urgent care, and emergency medicine and practices in Miami, FL and South Miami, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, acne, and laser treatment. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 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. Hoover accepts. Dr. Hoover studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He trained at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare for his residency. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Dr. Peter Andres Martinez Noda, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
7000 Sw 97 Avenue; Suite 101
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Peter Martinez-Noda specializes in family medicine, adolescent medicine, and general pediatrics. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Martinez-Noda include erectile dysfunction (impotence), depression, and acne. Dr. Martinez-Noda's hospital/clinic affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. He graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Miami Children's Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Martinez-Noda average 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Martinez-Noda 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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All Interests: Depression, Erectile Dysfunction, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis, Hormone Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Antonio Emilio Blanco, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
7775 Sw 87 Avenue; Suite 100
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Antonio Blanco specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Homestead, FL and Miami, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Blanco's clinical interests: diabetes, emphysema, and migraine. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Blanco studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Baptist Hospital, and Homestead Hospital.

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All Interests: Incontinence, Migraine, Diabetes, Arthritis, Asthma, Thyroid Problems, Acne, Elder Care, Emphysema, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alejandro Augusto Cordero, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8500 Sw 92 Street; Suite 102
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Alejandro Cordero practices general internal medicine in Miami, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Cordero include knee problems, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and migraine. Dr. Cordero takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is a graduate of Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences and a graduate of New York Hospital Queens' residency program. Dr. Cordero is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include West Kendall Baptist Hospital and Baptist Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Cristian Francisco Breton, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8200 Sw 117th Avenue; Suite 210
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Cristian Breton sees patients in Miami, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Breton's clinical interests include knee problems, migraine, and thyroid problems. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Breton attended Central University of the East School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Ponce School of Medicine for residency. He is affiliated with Baptist Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Juan Alberto Prieto, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6741 Southwest 24 Street; Suite 50 & 51
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Juan Prieto specializes in general internal medicine. These areas are among Dr. Prieto's clinical interests: bulimia, depression, and hepatitis. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Mercy Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. Dr. Prieto's practice is open to new patients. For his residency, Dr. Prieto trained at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Ponce and a hospital affiliated with Ponce School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Alejandro Loynaz, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2601 Douglas Road; Suite 505
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Alejandro Loynaz specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Miami, FL. Dr. Loynaz attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and Central University of the East School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Chicago Medical School. These areas are among his clinical interests: bell's palsy, migraine, and thyroid problems. Dr. Loynaz's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, General Pediatrics
11479 Sw 40 Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Lloyd Hershman sees patients in Miami, FL. His medical specialties are family medicine and general pediatrics. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include bulimia, thyroid problems, and depression. Dr. Hershman's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital. He 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. Dr. Hershman's education and training includes medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine and residency at Coney Island Hospital and Interfaith Medical Center. He speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Kenneth David Hershman, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
11479 Sw 40 Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Kenneth Hershman's medical specialty is family medicine, general internal medicine, and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Hershman's education and training includes medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine and residency at Interfaith Medical Center. His clinical interests include bulimia, thyroid problems, and depression. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 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. Hershman honors. Dr. Hershman is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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Dr. Michael J Swartzon, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
1150 Campo Sano Avenue; Suite 200
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Michael Swartzon practices family medicine and sports medicine. After completing medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Swartzon performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Swartzon include knee problems, leg problems, and arthritis. He takes 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. Swartzon speaks Hebrew. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Neck Problems, Ankle Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Richard Chang is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He works in Miami, FL and Homestead, FL. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Chang include knee problems, osteoporosis, and fibromyalgia. The average patient rating for Dr. Chang is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chang accepts. Dr. Chang speaks Spanish. Dr. Chang is professionally affiliated with Baptist Hospital.

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

Dr. Jose Salvador Soza, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Urgent Care
5975 Sunset Drive; Suite 402
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. Jose Soza's medical specialty is family medicine and urgent care. Clinical interests for Dr. Soza include diabetes, obesity, and sexually transmitted diseases (STds). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of National Autonomous University of Nicaragua Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center.'s residency program. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Soza is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Incontinence, Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity, Arthritis, Allergy Testing, Asthma, Chronic ... (Read more)

Dr. Alfonso Jose Monge, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
9045 Sw 87 Court
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Alfonso Monge's specialty is general internal medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Monge's clinical interests: diabetes, depression, and arthritis. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Georgetown University Hospital for residency.

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All Interests: Depression, Diabetes, Arthritis, Alzheimer's Disease, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Aesthor Eduardo Bombino, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
10651 N Kendall Drive; Suite 201
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Aesthor Bombino's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bombino include bulimia, depression, and hepatitis. Dr. Bombino is professionally affiliated with Baptist 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 is a graduate of Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and a graduate of Mountainside Hospital's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Bombino speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Desaly M Montilla, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8525 Sw 92 Street; Suite B4
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Desaly Montilla's specialty is family medicine. She graduated from the University of Salamanca Faculty of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Montilla include migraine, depression, and hepatitis. Patients gave Dr. Montilla an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for AvMed, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Montilla is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Dr. Amalia Mercedes Landa-Galindez, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
800 Sw 108 Avenue; Suite 100
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Amalia Landa-Galindez specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Miami, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Landa-Galindez include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), migraine, and acne. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Landa-Galindez honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Landa-Galindez attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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What is Arthritis?

Arthritis is a painful disease of the joints. There are many different kinds of arthritis with various causes, but they all lead to pain and inflammation of joints such as the hip, knee, or wrist. Arthritis affects people of all ages, races, and genders, but it is more common in women and older people. It is the leading cause of disability in the United States.

Symptoms of arthritis include swelling, pain, and stiffness. They can occur in a single joint or throughout the body. It is common for symptoms to come and go, known as flares. In some kinds of arthritis, flares may be caused by specific triggers, such as exercise, stress, or an allergic reaction.

By far the two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis happens when wear and tear on joints breaks down the cartilage between two moving bones. In a healthy person, cartilage cushions and lubricates the bones so they can glide over each other as they move. When the cartilage becomes thin or tears, the ends of bones rub and cause pain. In rheumatoid arthritis, the body’s own immune system becomes confused and attacks joint cartilage, weakening it and causing inflammation.

Treatment for arthritis depends on the specific type, but it may include:
  • Avoiding arthritis triggers
  • Hot or cold therapy, such as ice or hot packs
  • Oral or injected medications, such as corticosteroids, NSAIDs, and biologics
  • Physical therapy and gentle exercises
  • Surgery to repair or replace damaged joints

In many types of arthritis, early treatment can prevent more serious damage to your joints, keeping your symptoms in check. Whatever stage you are in, help exists to let you stay active and manage pain. There are many options to get you moving again.
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