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Dr. Gary Sterba

Rheumatology
FL
48 years experience male

Locations

Gary sterba md pa

FL

Address

20820 west dixie highway, Miami, 33180, FL
Directions

Fax

7866572523

About

Bio

Graduated at Universidad central de Venezuela Did Internal medicine and rheumatology trainning at state University of New York . Post doctoral Fellowship od the arthrtis foundation . Asisstant professor in medicine at State University . Practiced Rheumatology and internal Meidcine for many 7years in Caracas Venezuela . Rheumatology practice now in Plantation aventura with ARDS.

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Rheumatology

internal Medicine

Doctor Q&A

113 Answers
53 Agrees
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sterba
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Endocrinologis: If TSH is high and gland is enlarge, your doctor might want to give you treatment , with thyroid hoimone to normalize the TSH and reduce the size of ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sterba
Rheumatology 48 years experience
No !: Having kidney problems or chronic kidney disease will not lead to rheumatoid arthrtis . Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune inflammatory disease wit... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sterba
Rheumatology 48 years experience
I : I do not know your age or if you have any concomitant illness. If you have degerative changes this might be anought to give you pain . You should try... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sterba
Rheumatology 48 years experience
I don t think: There is no dierect correlatiomn on what that medicattin does and the pains of arthritis . Don t forget that the placebo effect can be as high as 30 p... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sterba
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Yes : If your joints hurt , if is more that six weeks and you have inflammation , redness , stiffnes or increase in size then you need to see a rheumatolog... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gary Sterba
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Not : Not all pills are the same and not all individuals are the same . The effect of a medication in an individual has to do with many factors that we call... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gary Sterba
Rheumatology 48 years experience
The : The criteria for fibromyalgia requiere you to have three month of symptoms , so before we discuss if its going to be life time , we need to meet the c... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gary Sterba
Rheumatology 48 years experience
, : , obviously the cramp and the stiff knee is after the fall, if there is swelling , you should have an orthopedic surgeon evaluate , if there is blood ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sterba
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Rheumatoid : Rheumatoid arthrtis is a disease that has to full fill a number of criteria to be diagnosed and even then it may be difficult to diagnose , you can se... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gary Sterba
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Rheumatoid : Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease that requires certain criteria for it s diagnosis . We automatically think that if a test for a disease is positive ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gary Sterba
Rheumatology 48 years experience
With : With all the information in internet , you could find information in many places , medscape is a good source http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/article/119... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gary Sterba
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Rheumatologists : Rheumatologists are drs that specialize in all types of arthrtis. The pitting of the nail is found in psoriasis, and if that corresponds to a diagnosi... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Gary Sterba
Rheumatology 48 years experience
The : The name of the acid is uric acid and the name of the disease is gout . The arthrtis of gout is a recurrent arthrtis that has episodes that might las... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gary Sterba
Rheumatology 48 years experience
5t : 5t s important for a pain of this kind to know your age , different diseases affect at diffrent ages and many facts have to be taken in consideration ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gary Sterba
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Fibromyalgia : Fibromyalgia is not an easy disease to treat , and is not as if you take one and the other and the other and none work. It is a more complicated deal ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sterba
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Like other: Medicine has been changing and due to many factors it appears that evaluations by different specialties might have different parts . Rhaumatology is a... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sterba
Rheumatology 48 years experience
No ! : Random knee pain or muscle aches are not features of herpes infection.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sterba
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Investigate : Not a usual cause for peripheral neuropathy at 32 years of age , you need a good work up to find out the cause or to define that the cause is not detm... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sterba
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Yo need treatment: You need serious dedication for good therapy . Biofeedbsck, cognitive therapy, may be medications . You have to find the right therapist and look for ... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sterba
Rheumatology 48 years experience
You : You have to see a rheumatologist and he has to review your x rays and give advice on wath to do ! if you have severe disease or compromise of your hip... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gary Sterba
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Obviously : Obviously you are very limited with what you write. You have to be evaluated by a rheumatologist and there are ways that you cam benefit from some med... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sterba
Rheumatology 48 years experience
This : This is a very limited question , in terms of information many things ought to be cosidered. The first is , if you have swelling , why? Swelling in th... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sterba
Rheumatology 48 years experience
The : The treatment of rheumatic diseases is somewhat, a little more , complex. Rheumatic diseases, and lupus specially needs atention and desicions related... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sterba
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Lipitor (atorvastatin) : Lipitor (atorvastatin) is an anti inflamatory medications , besides been a colestherol lowering drug . One of the side effect is related to muscle ack... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gary Sterba
Rheumatology 48 years experience
You : You should visit an ortho or a sport medicine dr , you could have a sprain muscle or tendon, or torn and you may need to inmovilize the ankle or you m... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gary Sterba
Rheumatology 48 years experience
If : If you have crohn disease and there is arthrtis as you describe it and with thiose abnormalities on the MRI . You have most probaly , the arthrtis ass... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sterba
Rheumatology 48 years experience
There : There are some issues about Nitric Oxide in the tissues, and Nitric Oxide deficient experimental animal and the efects of indometacin or the inhibicio... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sterba
Rheumatology 48 years experience
No : I don t know if there a herbal medicine that does that , although that there are many that claim that do it.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sterba
Rheumatology 48 years experience
No: There is no real relation, although one can argue that hormones might be involved, age , reduce activityband these factors might interact , but they a... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sterba
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Not clear : You may havespondylolisthesis , but is it symptomatic , does it limit you in any way . If there aree no symptoms, it has toi be followed and treated ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sterba
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Basic research: There are many people working on channelopathies . It is a way to separrate problems by what is though is the mechanism of action of their disease . D... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sterba
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Uau: I am not sure what you are refering to ! there are many diseases that affect a part of the body or an area of the body . So you can have a patient wit... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sterba
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Not sure : I was not aware of any and i look it up . I found some personal descriptions and several articles on stones precipitated by the use of Ceftriaxone , a... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sterba
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Criteria needed: To make the dinosis of lupus , one uses criteria to help out , in making a clinical diagnosis . If blood work and ct are normal is difficult to do an ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sterba
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Don t think so: Complement is an acute phase reactantant , having high complement levels only means there is a reaction , probably inflammatory . If the diagnosis is ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sterba
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Evaluation: A detailed history and physical , and depending on this you may get addicional lab work , routine or specialized acording to what is the suspected dia... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sterba
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Raynauds: Most people with raynauds do not end up with scleroderma . You need an evaluation and you need to fullfill the criteria . If only raynauds and a posit... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sterba
Rheumatology 48 years experience
You : You obviously , for what you describe, have a number of dietary limitations , but there is no limitation as far as the osteoarthrtis is concerned . Os... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gary Sterba
Rheumatology 48 years experience
I : I imagine that by saying that you have not healed you mean you have pain or some disability . First you need to see the orthopedic surgeon to make sur... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sterba
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Joints are painfull: The pain in juvenile arthritis are usually in the joints , with fever , general malaise and depending on the type , it will have other caractheristic ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sterba
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Folis acid: Leucovirin of Folic Acid are the two ways to reduce the effects of Methotrexate . Unless you are talking about nausea , , general malaise etc then med... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gary Sterba
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Ok : Ok you have lupus ! if all the criteria for lupus are meet, your diagnosis is there and you are right . Your doctors might want to have a biopsy for o... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sterba
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Unfortunatelly : Unfortunatelly , medicine is not so simple. Many things have to be considered, the age, sex, diagnosis, weight physycal activity etcetc . The diagnosi... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sterba
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Rheumatoid : Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disease of the joints and many other systems of the body . That could include the lung, skin, kidneys etc . It might... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gary Sterba
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Mixing meds: ibuprofen( advil) has a half life of about 2 hours and naproxen Aleve) 12 to 17 hours . So after about 7 hours the effect of the ibuprofen is much red... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sterba
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Yes, it could be : Anxiety , can give you panic attacks and can give you many symptoms that have multiple manifestation , half of the body , just one side or localized o... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sterba
Rheumatology 48 years experience
I : I do not know your age or if you have any concomitant illness. If you have degerative changes this might be anought to give you pain . You should try... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sterba
Rheumatology 48 years experience
The : The best choice is to consult a rheumatologist, a triad of red eyes, urethral discharge(from your penis, the uretra is the duct) and arthritis is desc... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gary Sterba
Rheumatology 48 years experience
The : The most frequent cause for dry eyes has to do with the enviroment . When mouth or other mucosa are effected the problem might be systemic . The diagn... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sterba
Rheumatology 48 years experience
One : One of the ways to get correct information from a computer is to have the correct ( input) information in the computer. In medicine is the same , you ... Read More

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Dr. Sterba is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Dr. Sterba is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you Dr, I was confused because some people said that they felt energetic and active when they took MSM in hypothyroidism. But you made it clear thanks.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you! It just seemed connected since I never had issue with neck pain until beginning amphetamine medication!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you for your response. I've been working with a psychiatrist and need to find a good therapist.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine
Graduated 1974MD

Residency

Brooklyn Hospital Center at Downtown Campus

Awards

Research awards, SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Top Rheumatologist , First Place, Florida - Winter
2013
Top Rheumatologist , First Place, Florida - Summer
2013

Affiliations

American College of Physicians
American College of Rheumatology
American College of Rheumatology, Pediatric Rheumatology Special Committee

Publications

Tacrolimus in a patient with vitiligo
Rituximab is safe and effective in patients with rheumatic diseases
Macrophage activation syndrome in nine patients. Three adults and six children
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