Dr. Jeffrey Miller

Rheumatology
Tampa, FL
53 years experience male

Locations

Office

Tampa, FL

Address

3218 WestAzeele St, Tampa, FL
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

American Financial

Bankers Life and Casualty Company

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Florida

Humana Insurance Company

UnitedHealthcare

Osteoporosis and Rheumatology Center of Tampa

Tampa, FL

About

Bio

AB Princeton University 1966 MD Temple University Medical School FACP, member American College of Rheumatology 1976 Tampa General Hospital chairman Institutional Review board 1982-1992 Active admitting staff Memorial Hospital of Tampa 1976-present

Specialties
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Rheumatology

Licenses

United States: Florida

Doctor Q&A

182 Answers
5 Agrees
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Youth: Could be hypermobility syndrome, but agree should be checked by a rheumatologist.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Abdominal injury: This can be minimal with no real damage to any organ, up to rupture of the spleen, causing shock and low blood pressure. Knife injuries can puncture m... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Multiple causes: This could be low thyroid, a carpal tunnel, an allergy, problem with veins, arthritis, afrozen shoulder, early shoulder hand syndrome, tendonitis, kid... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Dehydration: Living things including people, plants and animals by living process foods and produce water, but also excrete water through the skin or other outer ... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Cramps: Many chemical reasons, such as taking statin drugs, blood vessel problems, muscle disease, but these are all rare. Most of my patients' cramps are not... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Needs exam: Rule out osteomalacia, . Fractures, hypertrophic osteoarthropathy. Xrays and chemistry and inflammation tests will be necessary.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Cramps: Cramps are common, the other diseases are rare. Needs competent professional to examine and answer. Most of the serious diseases have muscle weakness,... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Stature and heart: Marfans people are tall, skinny, with valve problems, joint instability, but also have aortic problems. Ehlers danlos has hypermobility, subluxations... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Eicosapentanoic acid: Epa can help but the only proven treatments are prescription meds such as naproxen( nonsteroidals) , steroids, and more specific medications such as b... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Yes: The biologic drugs, of which the tnf inhibitors are one , are new and exciting medications that are changing the course of RA by interfering with the ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Bad: Bad for yur stomach, both irritate the lining of the stomach and can cause bleeding.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Depends if spasm: Calf can be artery narrowing( pulse will found to be poor) or low potassium calcium or phosphate, but could be without cause, in which case Benadryl (... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Good idea: Futuro type splints should help decrease the night pain. Topical application of certian meds such as DMSO with steroid can be very helpful and a stero... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Uncertain: Depends if the people inthe er did something to both arms or hands, . It is more likely that the hands are cold; you should go back and have your hand... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Until treatment: Tretment for a few days is enough but this disease is not severely contagious.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Depends on why: Joint pains inrenal failure may b due to hydroxyapetite disease, hyperparathyroidism, pseudogout, hypocalcemia or even gout. Chemistries must be caref... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Sometimes: This is a rare condition , hard to recognise but fairly simple to treat as the eosinophiles respondnicely to steroids.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Probably: Radiation is tailored to the problem and special beams will avoid the lung tissue.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Yes: Your body will detoxify the alcohol in your liver, but if you get dehydrated, the kidney function will decrease causing more kidney problems.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Vasculitis: Usually renal problem with blood inurine, elevated sed rate, abdominal pain, urologic type problems and red confluent rash (purpura is bleeding under ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Fosamax (alendronate) is for osteo: Most physicians rely on published studies with thousands of patients taking a drug that prove it works. Trying out a pill onesself is a trip back to ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Calcium: This osteoporosis is short term and not usually treated with potent medications, unless very severe. The diagnosis warrents a bone density exam and co... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Part of Ehlers Danlo: Hypermobiity is one of the common types of the variations of ehlers danlosxsyndrome complex.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Skin: Your body takes in vitamins, turns them into inactive vitamon d and the sun then the kidneys activate it.Causes calcium absorptoin from GI tract.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Quick: Take them to an emergency room. The usual treatment is Atropine like drugs but it is not available over the counter.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Incredibly rare: Some types of tissue breakdown look like vasculitis such as tissue necrosis related to hypercoagulable state induced by circulating anticoagulants or ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Weight bearing exerc: Osteoporosis is a risk for fracture. Usually hips fracture due to more energy absorbed thanthe strength of the bone can permit. If someone has a norm... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Sore swalllowing: Fosamax (alendronate) is a powerful osteoporosis treatment, but can cause irritation of the swallowing tube rarely. People with serious reflux esophag... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Immediate: Immediate pain for muscle and bone injury. Perhaps a few days for some, but not after a delay of days or weeks.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Fosamax (alendronate) is for osteo: Most physicians rely on published studies with thousands of patients taking a drug that prove it works. Trying out a pill onesself is a trip back to ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 53 years experience
What for: The recipe for gunpowder uses potassium nitrate, if you need it for chemistry, buy it from a chemistry asupply house.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Yes: Tums (calcium carbonate) are a good form of low cost calcium, .
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Not: Try going to sleep with your big toe throbbing and out of the covers. Best to try an otc drug such as naproxen. Chronic medication by rx will prevent ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Sometimes: Lupus patients die from infections(usually taking a lot of steroids), kidney disease, and brain disease but the disease usually slows down after 40.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Yes: Best references in pubmed.Org (national institutes of health ) available for medical andnonmedical, other excellent refernces in johnshopkins, and may... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Rest first: Ice down the tendon, take a nonsteroid if able, rest and avoid stairs, bikes, jumping jacks. When better do quad sets and isometrics. Avoid things th... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Joints painful: Soft tissue swelling and pain and stiffness of multiple moints usually involving small hand and finger joints , wrists, elbows, shoulders, hipsknees a... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Gatorade: Spend a few dollars andbuy gatorade. It is a perfect liquid for this purpose. Dont use home remedies as they can be harmful.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Joints painful: Soft tissue swelling and pain and stiffness of multiple moints usually involving small hand and finger joints , wrists, elbows, shoulders, hipsknees a... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Special: Lupus patients ususally have a positive antinuclear antiibody and the bad cses a positive ati double stranded dna antibiody. The latter increase risk ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Chemical question: Potassium gluconate and chloride are used to treat hypokalemia. Citrate uses a differnt salt.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Depends: If it is just skin, topical steroids may work. Other times if serious, systemic steroids, methotrexate, Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) or even Dapsone or ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Yes: If you have real lupus you should already be on Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) unless you are allergic.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Give it a 70: Drink more water than you think you can if your kidneys are workignok, if not go to a urologist.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Acetominphen overdos: Although the actual parent drug acetominophen is relatively little toxic, the body (liver) makes a very toxic chemical out of it that can quickly dest... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Nail: If your foot turns red or gets pus, it is infected, it has to be cleaned and treated, that was too long. If the foot turns dark with red stripes that ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Swelling: Swelling like this can be mild fluid retention from salt excess, dietary changes, and if recurrent and mild, is harmless, especially if heart, kidney,... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Nicotine: Cravings are withdrawal signs. Nicotine is specific and can be substituted by over the counter nicotine gum or cigarettes, but if you can psych yourse... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Quick: Take them to an emergency room. The usual treatment is Atropine like drugs but it is not available over the counter.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 53 years experience
What does this mean?: Piercings usually hurt.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Miller is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Miller is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Jan 28, 2012
was very conise and had correct information.
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Thank you for the reply. I had an MRI done last year, which diagnosed mild Osteoarthritis and Bursitis. My doctor did blood work last week and I will get the results in a couple of weeks.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! My hands every morning have been swelling up but after I get to work i
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) thx for your answer. fibromyalgia is in my family. Will look into it

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Temple University School of Medicine, PA
Graduated 1970MD

Awards

FACP
Emmanual Weinberger Award in Rheumatology
Top Doctor, Second Place, Tampa Region - Spring
2015
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