Dr. Baskaran Joshua, MD

Dr. Baskaran Joshua, MD

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Rheumatology  |  
Male  |  
72 y/o
27 reviews

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Dr. Baskaran Joshua, MD is a rheumatology doctor who practices in Lake Worth, FL. He is 72 years old and has been practicing for 46 years. Dr. Joshua is affiliated with JFK Medical Center....See Less

Joshua & Joshua MD PA

3918 Via Poinciana Ste 1

Lake Worth, FL 33467
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Careplus
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Dimension Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Freedom Health
  • Health Care District of Palm Beach County
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid

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Care Philosophy

My expertise is in the treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoporosis. This includes infusion treatments including treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis and all biological drugs.  I am dedicated to delivering cost-effective, quality care in a healing environment. 
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Dr. Joshua's Experience

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Dr. Joshua's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Rheumatology
  • Board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Connective Tissue Disorders
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

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Procedures

  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Madras Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1971
  • Ellis Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1973
  • French and Polyclinic Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1974
  • Norwalk Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1976
  • Tufts New England Medical Center Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1978

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Fellow of American College of Rheumatology, 2011
Media & Publications

Dr. Joshua has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Creole
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Joshua's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Joshua to family and friends
2.6
based on 27 total surveys (8 with reviews)
Dr. Joshua's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (8)
in West Palm Beach, FL |
New patient as I had moved to Fl, with FL only insurance. I told him I was DX with RA 7 years ago, just needed new meds, routine visits, etc. He ordered more labs, and then would not give me to results over the phone, He nor his staff have time. THE most arrogant, self centered PITA I have ever had to deal with. No compassion, no bedside manner, he belittled me in front of his staff, then I get the bill, he charged my insurance $580.00!I will never go back to him, and do not recommend this Dr.
in Boynton Beach, FL |
I find Dr. Joshua very easy to talk to he. He listens to you and has help me tremendously with my fibromyalgia, I would definitely recommend him to family and friends.
in Palm Beach Gardens, FL |
Literally, the worst experience I have ever had. Not only did he dismiss me in a way that made me feel crazy, he also gave me medication that made me very sick. He met with me for less than 5 minHe didn't listen to my concerns and looked at me as if I were making everything up. Afte running many blood tests he said he couldn't really determine what I had since my insurance didn't allow him to run any more blood tests. The only person who was kind was the woman who took my blood who comforted me
in West Palm Beach, FL |
Dr. B. Joshua is a wonderful doctor. He is compassionate, and knowledgeable. The office staff however is a different story. I couldn't get the office staff to assist me with paperwork and their professionalism is anything but. I called the office regarding a health matter and was treated so poorly by the woman answering the phone, she yelled at me and degraded me. When I got off of the phone with her I sat and cried. There is no reason for anyone to be spoken to the way I was.
in West Palm Beach, FL |
I have been seeing Dr. Joshua for specific rheumatological conditions since 2013 and I have always found him to be an excellent doctor, caring and has a well-run office. I have total confidence in him.
in Boynton Beach, FL |
The first appointment I met him he stepped out to answer a personal phone call for a gym membership or something similar, which was very rude. He couldn't diagnose me with anything since I'm a young and in pain he couldn't find any specific results. The second time he just saw me asked me how I was, I said good then he wrote something down checked my hands barley then was about to leave when I said excuse me I'm still in somewhat minor pain but not as much at all. He said take Tylenol or alieve.
in Lake Worth, FL |
I agree with Jay D from Wellington. The Dr is condescending & his demeanor is arrogant! I timed this visit 4 mins. I ask him a question, he rolled his eyes and said "I'm sure you're asked that question before" I thought there might be something different or to a get a steriod shot. I wanted a copy of my blood work he said no I didn't need it and why would I want it. So I didn't get it. End of appt.
in Wellington, FL |
This guy is the most condescending person I've ever met. His demeanor was arrogant from the moment he stepped foot in the office. His questions were not only off base but unrelated to the reason my primary doctor referred me to him in the first place. Very unprofessional. I would not recommend this doctor to anyone. I only wish that I could give less than one star.
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Dr. Joshua accepts 20 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    Blue Care HMO
    BlueDental Choice
    NetworkBlue
  • Careplus
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Dimension Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Freedom Health
    Freedom Network
  • Health Care District of Palm Beach County
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
    Select HMO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • POMCO Group
  • Preferred Care Partners
  • Tricare
  • WellCare

Hospitals where Dr. Joshua has admitting privileges

JFK Medical Center
5301 S Congress Ave
Atlantis, FL 33462
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