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Trusted  Rheumatologists in Tampa, FL

Sunshine Rheumatology in Tampa, FL, is your trusted destination for expert rheumatology care. We are dedicated to providing patient-centered services for those suffering from various rheumatic conditions. Our skilled team of rheumatologists specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and more. We understand the unique challenges that individuals with rheumatic diseases face, and our mission is to offer tailored treatment plans, cutting-edge therapies, and unwavering support. When you choose Sunshine Rheumatology, you're choosing a brighter path toward improved health and a better quality of life. Your well-being is our top priority, and we are here to guide you through your journey to wellness.

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Services that we offer in Tampa, FL

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Scleroderma

Osteoporosis

Polymyalgia Rheumatica

Tendonitis/Bursitis

Sjogren's Syndrome

Gout

SLE/Lupus

Psoriatic Arthritis

Osteoarthritis

What Our Patients in Tampa, FL Say About Us

average rating is 3 out of 5

I LOVE Dr. Jordan-Gonzalez!!! I would give more stars if possible. She listens, explains and shows so much compassion for her patients. The front office staff is also very friendly. I have had an excellent experience at Sunshine Rheumatology and would highly recommend.

 

Cathy Massaro

Our Infusion Services in Tampa, FL

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Discover our comprehensive Infusion Services in Tampa, FL, specializing in advanced treatments for complex rheumatic conditions through personalized selection of biologic drugs, leveraging their unique molecular complexity and diverse treatment options.

  • Complex Rheumatic Conditions: When dealing with challenging rheumatic conditions, traditional DMARDs may not always provide effective relief.

  • Biologic Drugs: The next treatment stage often involves biologic drugs, a unique class of medications crafted from human or animal proteins, offering a distinct approach to treatment.

  • Molecular Complexity: Biologics differ from traditional drugs in their molecular complexity and size, making them potent weapons against challenging diseases.

  • Diverse Treatment Options: Biologics provide a wide range of treatment options, many of which are administered via intravenous (IV) infusion therapy.

  • Personalized Selection: The choice of the most suitable biologic drug for a patient depends on various factors tailored to the individual's medical condition and the specific ailment being addressed.

Why You Need to Choose Us for Rheumatologists in Tampa, FL

At Sunshine Rheumatology in Tampa, FL, we are committed to providing top-notch rheumatology care. Our patients' well-being is our utmost priority, and we offer a comprehensive and patient-centric approach to managing rheumatic conditions. Here's why you should choose us:

  • Expertise: Our rheumatologists in Tampa, FL, are highly experienced and specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of rheumatic diseases, ensuring you receive the best care possible.

  • Patient-Centered Care: We believe in open communication and active patient involvement in treatment decisions, making you an essential part of your healthcare journey.

  • Cutting-Edge Treatments: We stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in rheumatology, offering access to cutting-edge treatments and therapies for improved outcomes.

  • Compassion and Support: Our compassionate and supportive staff in Tampa, FL are here to guide you through your journey, providing emotional support and answering your questions.

  • Personalized Treatment Plans: We understand that each patient is unique, and we tailor treatment plans to address your specific needs, ensuring the most effective care for your condition.

  • Holistic Approach: We emphasize not only medical treatment but also lifestyle changes that can enhance your overall well-being and quality of life.

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Our Rheumatologists in Tampa, FL

DR PATRICIA JORDAN-GONZALEZ M.D..webp

DR. JORDAN-GONZALEZ

Board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology

Dr Jordan-Gonzalez joined our Sunshine family in September 2021. Dr. Jordan-Gonzalez was born in Puerto Rico, majored in Biological Sciences and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Puerto Rico. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the VA Caribbean Healthcare System and her fellowship in Rheumatology at the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus. Dr. Jordan-Gonzalez is board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. She has authored articles in rheumatology journals and presented at the Pan-American League of Associations of Rheumatology (PANLAR).

DR EDGARDO J. GUZMAN RIVERA M.D..webp

DR. GUZMAN

Board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology

Dr. Guzman joined our Sunshine family in November 2022. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. He was born and raised in Ponce, Puerto Rico where he majored in General Sciences and graduated Magna Cum Laude at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Puerto Rico. He completed his medical degree at Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra and graduated Cum Laude. He then moved to New York to complete his Internal Medicine residency at NYC Health + Hospital Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center in affiliation with Weill Cornell Medical College in the Bronx and his Rheumatology Fellowship at Stony Brook University Hospital in Long Island. Dr. Guzman has several publications in rheumatology and immunology journals. He is bilingual in English and Spanish. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family, watching movies or documentaries and various motorsports. Dr. Guzman will be seeing patients in the Brandon and Tampa Offices.

  • How can I schedule an appointment at your Venice, FL location?
    If you are a new patient, visit us at https://www.sunshinerheumatology.com/new to complete the new patient form. Once submitted, a member of our team will contact you to arrange an appointment. Existing patients can reach out to us for appointment-related inquiries by either texting or calling us at 813-333-5080.
  • Do I need a referral to see a rheumatologist at your clinic?
    We accept most major insurance plans, and whether a referral is necessary depends on your specific insurance policy. Please refer to your policy for this information. For any questions about referrals, feel free to text or call us at 813-333-5080.
  • What is the average wait time for appointments?
    At Sunshine Rheumatology, we strive to schedule appointments as promptly as possible. While the average wait time for rheumatology appointments can vary based on several factors, we are committed to minimizing delays and providing timely care to our patients. We understand the importance of addressing your rheumatological needs swiftly, especially for those with urgent conditions or severe symptoms. We make every effort to prioritize urgent cases to ensure quicker access to our specialists. Our goal is to accommodate your needs efficiently while ensuring you receive the highest quality of care. If you have any concerns about your condition or the timing of your appointment, please do not hesitate to contact us.
  • Are there any support groups or resources available for patients and their families?
    Yes, there are various support groups and resources available for patients with rheumatic diseases and their families. These resources can provide emotional support, education, and practical advice. Please visit us at this link for more details: https://www.sunshinerheumatology.com/educational-info Here's an overview: Patient Support Groups: Local and national organizations often host support groups for people with specific rheumatic conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, fibromyalgia, etc. These groups offer a platform for sharing experiences, coping strategies, and emotional support. Online Communities and Forums: Online platforms and social media groups can be a great resource for connecting with others who have similar conditions, especially for those who may not have access to local support groups. Websites dedicated to specific conditions often have forums or chat rooms. Educational Resources: Many organizations provide educational materials, webinars, and workshops to help patients and families understand the diseases, treatment options, and management strategies. Rheumatology clinics and hospitals often have patient education resources. Nonprofit Organizations and Charities: Organizations such as the Arthritis Foundation, Lupus Foundation of America, and others offer a wealth of resources, including information on managing symptoms, advocacy, and research updates. Counseling and Mental Health Support: Living with a chronic condition can be challenging. Professional counseling or therapy can be beneficial for both patients and their families. Some rheumatology clinics may offer or refer patients to mental health services. Physical Activity and Rehabilitation Programs: Exercise and physical therapy programs, often recommended for rheumatology patients, can be found through local community centers or healthcare providers. Family and Caregiver Support: Resources and support groups specifically for caregivers and family members of those with chronic conditions are also available. These can provide tips for caregiving and coping strategies. It's important to check with your rheumatologist for recommendations on support groups and resources that are most suitable for your specific condition and needs. They can often provide referrals to reliable and helpful resources.
  • What can I expect during my first visit and subsequent appointments?
    During your first visit to a rheumatologist and subsequent appointments, you can expect a series of steps designed to diagnose, treat, and manage your condition effectively. Here's a general outline of what to expect: First Visit Medical History Review: The rheumatologist will ask about your symptoms, medical history, family history of rheumatic diseases, and any other relevant health information. Be prepared to discuss when your symptoms started, how they've progressed, and how they affect your daily life. Physical Examination: A thorough physical exam focusing on your joints, skin, muscles, and other areas affected by rheumatic diseases. The doctor will look for signs of inflammation, swelling, and other abnormalities. Diagnostic Tests: Depending on your symptoms, the rheumatologist may order blood tests, X-rays, MRIs, or other imaging tests to help diagnose your condition. Discussion of Potential Diagnoses: The rheumatologist may discuss their initial thoughts on your diagnosis and the need for any further testing. Treatment Plan Overview: If a diagnosis can be made, they might start discussing treatment options, which could include medications, lifestyle changes, and possibly referrals to physical therapists or other specialists. Subsequent Appointments Monitoring Treatment Response: Follow-up visits are often used to assess how well you are responding to treatment and make any necessary adjustments. This could involve discussing side effects, changes in symptoms, and overall well-being. Regular Assessments: Routine physical examinations and, if needed, repeat blood tests or imaging studies to monitor the progress of your condition. Medication Management: Adjusting medications as necessary based on your response to treatment and any side effects you may experience. Education and Self-Management: Providing information about your condition, how to manage symptoms at home, and any lifestyle modifications that may help. Long-Term Management Strategy: Developing and updating a long-term plan for managing your condition, including discussing prognosis, prevention of disease progression, and maintaining quality of life. Tips for Your Visits Prepare in Advance: Write down your symptoms, any medications you're taking, and questions you have for the doctor. Discuss : Share all relevant health information to ensure accurate diagnosis and treatment. Follow-Up: Keep your follow-up appointments and adhere to the treatment plan, reporting any changes in your condition. Remember, the goal of these appointments is to manage your condition effectively and improve your quality of life. Don't hesitate to ask questions and discuss any concerns you have with your rheumatologist.

Still Have Questions? Contact us Now

Address: 3102 W Cypress St, Tampa, FL - 33607

Phone Number: +1 813-333-5080

Working Hours: Monday Friday 8Am 5PM

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