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Dr. Jeffrey Miller

Rheumatology
Tampa, FL
52 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
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Good: Usually helps within 2-4 months but rarely produces 100 % remission.Quite low risk.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Surgery: If caught early, an artificial blood vessel can be made for the hip, and probably other places. But this has to be done before xrays change, and requi... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 52 years experience
GET BETTER TREATMENT: Chronic gouty arthritis says that you are severely under treated. You need active arthritis treatment with nonsteroidal meds such as indomethicin and ... Read More
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Yes: Raynauds is common and can occur without any other disease and can be related to rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, .
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Exam and labs: Good physical exam to check if it is joint or muscle. Labs including cpk, sed rate, calcium, as well as check on sleep disorder in detail. Long list o... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Yes: Metal fatigues , takes a long time, but can happen, usually a regualr xray will tell, but that doesn'tmean you have to have them removed.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Minimal risk: If you are 40 and going tohave a baby, you are at increased risk and need a high risk OB person, and a cardiologist who does electrophysiology (electr... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Antibiotics : Usually tetracycline pills or cream is the start. There are other more toxic and teratogenic meds. Such as tretinoin.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Veges: High fiber foods like beans, lettuce salads, .
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Bowels use nerves: Automonic nerves work on all organs including bowels, blood vessels, heart , lungs etc.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Slight: There may be a slight increased risk inrelatives, but not enough to worry about it. Answer is googlable.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Yes: Unless you eat them or get prolonged exposure.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Dizzy spells: The function of the autonomic system is to maintain blood pressure and integrety of the circulation. Although there are people whose autonomic system... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Bump: Differential includes abcess, synovial cyst, tumor, etc. Needs to be exmined by a professional.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Left arm: Make sure it is not a heart problem before attributing it to a shoulder bursitis, frozen shoulder.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Inherited blood vesl: This artery narrowing happens during blood vessel growth in the fetus, and can rarely be diagnosed before birth. Many narrowings have to be fixed sur... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Sprain: See the note about ankle fracture. Most sprains are stretching of the ligaments, the tendons are elastic so they can move a little without breaking, b... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Risky: Amphetamines and their products such as crack may kill even young people. We have seen instant death, to very aggressive lung failure, rapid heart rat... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Addiction: 20% of the population get a different than normal euphoric response to many medications and illegal drugs. The withdrawal from the drug causes moderat... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Cutaneous larval mig: This is the skin manifestation of an insect parasite crawling under the skin, usually on the arms or legs, and shows as actual yarn-sized and shaped r... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Alcoholism: Alcoholism is a disease of the brain wherein alcohol produces a euphoric but toxic response in a 20% of the population. This same percentage has a ten... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Alcohol toxicity: Alcohol (ethanol) is a respiratory and central nervous system, and cardiac depressant. Low doses cloud judgement, higher doses induce nausea, vomiting... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Steroid taper: If you have tapered very slowly from being on steroids for years, it will take6 to 12 months to allow the adrenal glands to recover the normal cortiso... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 52 years experience
DVT: Blood is a red liquid normally held within arte4ries and veins. It has to be able to clot normally to prevent leakage through small damages. If it clo... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Psoriasis: True psoriasis responds to high potency steroids, vitamin d creams, Methotrexate pills, biologic drugs such as humira, or enbrel, all need a physician... Read More
A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Back and legs: Many causes from degenerative back arthritis, inflammation ie ankylosing spondylitis, referred pain from abdominal problem ( i cured one patient of ba... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Multiple possibiliti: Could be bursitis, frozen shoulder, neck problem, polymyalgia, and if it is the left shoulder, heart disease has to be ruled out.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Only take one vit d: Vitamin d has multiple names and types, the active compound is 1, 2 dihydroxy vitamin d 2 and is naturally formed innormal people. A vitamin d level s... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Dizzy spells: The function of the autonomic system is to maintain blood pressure and integrety of the circulation. Although there are people whose autonomic system... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Woops: You just described change inbowel habits that could mean cancer, please have this examined by a gastroenterologist soon.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 52 years experience
It works: May take 2-3 months to work. It is a standard of care to use it.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Yes: The real question is should you be on long term anticoagulation. If you have had a pulmonary embolis, stroke or heart attack, the answer is usually ye... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Possibleinflammation: Costochondritis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, relapsing polychondritis, can cause localised tenderness with pain, but if not tender could be coming fr... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Fingers bend back: Hypermobility is diagnosed when several joints extend ( move backwards ) more than they should, elbows small knucles and knees are common. It is not s... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Nothing: Steroids don't change tsh.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Almost the same: Many people with psoriatic arthritiw have back problems similar to classic ankylosing spondylitis. The meds used for these are the same and include su... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Suffer : Pain relief first then savbe the stone for analysis, then try to prevent more stones. The stones can be surgically removed orblasted with a lithotrips... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Small one yes: Alcohol will kill germs but injure tissues. Clen the wound first with soap and water, then if you must clean gently with alcohol and dry with a clea... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Yes: I assumw you mean celexa, (citalopram) vitamins will not hurt you.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Ice and rest: Use ice, rest knee, no jumping , limit stairs, and when less pain, do quad sets isometrics, .
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Back pain: Severe usually one sioded bacl apin wioth blood in the urine( mostly by microscopic exam).
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 52 years experience
One of many: Gout is one of about 105 types of arthritis, gout is caused by crystals of monosodium urate found in the joint fluid. It is only visible by looking at... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Yes: It is considered the standard of care for patients with chronic gout, especially while starting a medicine to lower uric acid.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Careful: You are more likely to get a kidney infection if you are diabetic and many would give you an antibiotic just in case.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Dialysis: When your kidneys function less than 6 cc per minute calculated filtration rate, you should go on dialysis. Normal rate is about 60-75cc per minute. ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Yes: Take extra vitamin c, have your blood vessels checked, finish your bucket list.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Many: Current therapies use methotrexate, gold injections , penicillamine, arava, biologics such as enbrel, remicade, Humira , rituxin, abatabcept, CellCept... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 52 years experience
References: Get references from someone who is bonded and givesw a good personal reference, and may be from an agency that vouches.
A 81-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Yes??: Polymyalgia rheumatica usually responds to 15 to 20 mg Prednisone daily within 3 to 7 days. The dose will be tapered as possible, there are steroid sp... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Several places: 1) check with the local county hospital, they usually have a clinic( such as the tampa general hospital clinic in tampa 2) free clinics are available... Read More

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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
HealthTap member
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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