We found 7 rheumatologists who accept United Healthcare Catastrophic near Tamarac, FL.

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Dr Barry K Waters MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Rheumatology
Average rating 3.67 stars out of 5 (84 ratings)
3100 Coral Hills Drive
Coral Springs, FL

Dr. Barry Waters' area of specialization is adult rheumatology. On average, patients gave Dr. Waters a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. 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. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs.

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Jigar Shah MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine, Adult Rheumatology
3000 Coral Hills Drive
Coral Springs, FL

Dr. Jigar Shah practices adult hospital medicine and adult rheumatology. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health. Dr. Shah takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

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Alan R Alberts MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
Average rating 3.31 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
7431 N. University Drive; Suite 300
Tamarac, FL

Dr. Alan Alberts specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Tamarac, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Alberts is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and residency at North Shore University Hospital. He is affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
Average rating 3.05 stars out of 5 (10 ratings)
7431 N. University Drive; Suite 300
Tamarac, FL

Dr. Steven Kimmel works as a rheumatologist in Tamarac, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kimmel accepts. Dr. Kimmel is a graduate of New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
Average rating 3.25 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
7431 N. University Drive; Suite 300
Tamarac, FL

Dr. Kevin Stone specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Tamarac, FL. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Stone accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs.

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Elias Halpert MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
Average rating 3.93 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
7431 N. University Drive; Suite 300
Tamarac, FL

Dr. Elias Halpert specializes in adult rheumatology. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Halpert is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Free University of Colombia. He is affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
7875 W Commercial Boulevard
Tamarac, FL

Dr. Kristin Chai's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Dr. Chai is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. She takes 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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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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