We found 6 rheumatologists who accept Humana Catastrophic HMO near Tamarac, FL.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
7351 W Oakland Park Boulevard; Suite 104
Tamarac, FL
 

Dr. Steven Feldman's specialty is adult rheumatology. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
7431 N. University Drive; Suite 300
Tamarac, FL
 

Dr. Alan Alberts is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs. After attending Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at North Shore University Hospital. Dr. Alberts 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. Alberts accepts.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
7431 N. University Drive; Suite 300
Tamarac, FL
 

Dr. Steven Kimmel is a Tamarac, FL physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs. Dr. Kimmel attended medical school at New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kimmel 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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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
7431 N. University Drive; Suite 300
Tamarac, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Stone is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Stone takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
7431 N. University Drive; Suite 300
Tamarac, FL
 

Dr. Elias Halpert's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. He attended medical school at Free University of Colombia. Dr. Halpert's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
7875 W Commercial Boulevard
Tamarac, FL
 

Dr. Kristin Chai is a Tamarac, FL physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chai attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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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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