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About Dr. Miguel E Rodriguez
Dr. Miguel E Rodriguez, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Gainesville, FL. He has 18 years of experience. His specialties include Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. Dr. Rodriguez is affiliated with North Florida Regional Medical Center. Dr. Rodriguez has received 2 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. Miguel E Rodriguez has the following 2 specialties
- Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
A rheumatologist is a physician who has received extensive training in diagnosing and treating rheumatic conditions. Rheumatic conditions involve the joints, soft tissues, autoimmune system, vascular system, and connective tissues.
Some of the conditions that rheumatologists treat are rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout, sarcoidosis, vasculitis, and lupus. These are all conditions that involve a lot of pain and make mobility difficult. Rheumatologists use medications, such as analgesics, NSAIDs, steroids, DMARDs, infliximab, and adalimumab, as well as occupational therapy, in order to decrease pain and improve a patient's quality of life.
Dr. Miguel E Rodriguez has the following 9 expertise
- Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Hip Osteoarthritis
- Knee Osteoarthritis
- Rheumatic Diseases
Dr. Miguel E Rodriguez has 2 board certified specialties
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience
Dr. Miguel E Rodriguez is Board Certified in 2 specialties
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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I'm sort of flabbergasted by the negative reviews about Dr. Rodriquez here. The person described by these few patients is the complete opposite of the Dr. I've come to know over the past 10 years. Kind, sympathetic, helpful beyond anything I've ever experienced with a physician, and NEVER, EVER has he been authoritative, condescending or rude. He's easy to relate to, shows great interest in other aspects of my life besides my illness, and shares his own personal experiences with me as well. I don't ever feel intimidated, reluctant to communicate, or pawned off by him. He sends me to other specialists on occasions when I NEED one....he's an arthritis guy, not a dermatologist. At least he cares enough to refer me when I need more help than he can provide. How can anyone resent that? The only real problem I have with his office is the parking lot.
Peggy that does the insurance approvals was very rude today. After she canceled my appointment as I stood there waiting on my referral to come through. I left to go pick it up cause she said she didn't get it. Brought it back and guess what! She already had it, then she said she still needed authorization. She refused to talk on my phone with my referring doctor office. I was turned away with no appointment with her having my referral in hand. People that work in offices should be friendly not make you feel discriminated against. I will be seeing what other options I have to address this issue.
After 4 visits with this man I insisted on a referral to another MD. The very first visit he tried to send me to Shands. I should have taken him up on that offer because I soon found out what a mstake that was. Horrible bediside manner, very forgettful, dosent know what is what, came across to me as confused and unorganized, perhaps the staff had a hand in that but bottom line is dont come into the patients room until you have your info together. I would rather wait another 30 mins in the room while you get it together. Have some compassion, you are dealing with people who have chronic uncurable diseases and are often in alot of pain. Bad sign when you go to a SPECIALIST and he tires to push you off on another specialist. Patients looking....dont look here, save the aggravation and wasted time and money. This guy is a waste of time, money and..in general, AIR
I went to DR Rodriguez because I have been having joint pain for years and my ANA came back positive along with my RA factors were high. I was so excited to finally see proof on paper that the pain was not in my head like so many doctors had told me before. I left his office in tears and unsure of everything! He was so rude and kept trying to get me to go to mayo clinic so they could help me, he had attitude when I told him I do not having "growing pains" mind you I'm 27! He has no clue what he is doing and his bed side manner is rude! How he stays in practice is beyond me. I was also told just because my blood work shows positive doesn't mean there's anything wrong, well if you have joint pain and positive blood work obviously it is! Patients BEWARE!!!!!!
Patients' Choice Award (2012, 2013, 2015)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2012, 2013)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
Dr. Rodriguez is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
18 Years Experience
American University Of The Caribbean School Of Medicine
Graduated in 2000
Dr. Miguel E Rodriguez accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- AvMed Empower
- Avmed Choice
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- Florida Blue BlueCare HMO
- Florida Blue BlueOptions
- Florida Blue BlueSelect
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry FL Employer Group HMO Open Access
- Coventry FL Employer Group PPO
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana HMO Premier
- Humana HMO Select
- Humana National POS
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsSoutheastern Arthritis Center, 4343 W Newberry Rd Ste 8, Gainesville, FL
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