Dr. Ginige De Silva, MD

Dr. Ginige De Silva, MD

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Rheumatology  ·  
Female  ·  
50 y/o
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Dr. Ginige De Silva, MD is a rheumatology specialist in St Petersburg, FL and has been practicing for 15 years. She specializes in rheumatology.

Allergy & Rheumatology Associates

5100 Seminole Blvd

St Petersburg, FL 33708
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana

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No malpractice claims found for Florida
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. De Silva's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. De Silva treats Arthritis more than 99% of her peers

Dr. De Silva treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Allergic Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Juvenile Gout
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Wear & Tear Arthritis
Fibromyalgia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. De Silva treats Fibromyalgia more than 98% of her peers

Dr. De Silva treats this condition more than 98% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deposition Disease-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Epstein Barr Virus-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Major Depressive Disorder-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Primary Fibromyalgia
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Secondary Fibromyalgia
  • Sleep Disturbance-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Tension Myositis-Related Fibromyalgia
Autoimmune Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. De Silva treats Autoimmune Diseases more than 98% of her peers

Dr. De Silva treats this condition more than 98% of her peers

Dr. De Silva's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis Due to Food
  • Allergy Shots
  • Allergy Skin Testing
  • Allergy Testing
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Angioedema
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • Asthma
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bronchitis
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Combined Immunity Deficiency
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Drug or Food Challenge
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Eosinophilia
  • Eye Infections
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Goodpasture's Disease
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hives
  • Hypogammaglobulinemia
  • IgA Deficiency
  • Immunodeficiency Syndromes
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Paracentesis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Penicillin Allergy
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rash
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Skin Infections
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Takayasu's Arteritis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

About Me

Care Philosophy

"We take time for you because we care." We have a 20 year reputation of providing the highest standard of Rheumatology care with compassion and professionalism. Board Certified physicians, specializing in Allergy, Immunology, and Rheumatology. We do in-house IV infusions as well.

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Allergy & Immunology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

2004
Baylor College Of Med
Fellowship Hospital
2001
Baylor College Of Med
Residency Hospital
1999
Baylor College Of Med
Internship Hospital
1995
Flinders University Of South Australia
Medical School
2004
2001
1999
1995

Languages

  • Chinese
  • English

Awards

Dr. De Silva's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. De Silva

3.2

Based on 31 reviews

5 Stars
45.16129032258065%
(14)
4 Stars
6.451612903225806%
(2)
3 Stars
6.451612903225806%
(2)
2 Stars
9.67741935483871%
(3)
1 Star
32.25806451612903%
(10)

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Average Wait Time
  • 31 – 45 minutes
Dr. De Silva's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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I am a patient of Dr Desilva. She is caring knowledgeable and tells you like it is,good bad or indifferent. She is understanding. She takes time to listen to your problems and helps figure out a way to help you. I tell everyone about her.
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I’ve been her patient for 5 years and have only highest grades for her in every area. She is a superb dr in her areas of medicine practice!! Yes the office wait is worth the wait to see her!
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Dr. DeSilva is extremely compassionate & spends as much time with you as you need. I've seen her for 12 years now. Yes, there is a wait, but she is worth it!! She is triple board certified: internal medicine, rheumatology, and asthma/allergy/immunology. Not many drs have her background & expertise. I see her for multiple chronic rheumatologic illnesses, allergy & asthma. I've referred 4 people to her & everyone loved her too. She is a great dr in so many ways & is responsive on patient portal.
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Always wait over an hour for my appointment. I arrive 5 minutes early for my last appointment only to find a note saying they were in a staff meeting. They kept all the patients waiting over 25 minutes as their meeting ran long. They could have opted not to schedule patients but instead they kept us all waiting. Her service is perfunctory and she lacks social skills.
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The office staff is HORRIBLE. Will NOT return calls.
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I have been trying to speak someone about making an appointment, but you have to leave a message and are told that they will get back to you in a day or two. when you don't feel well this no good. but when you leave they always say call anytime we are here for you. I don't feel that they are.
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I have been seeing Dr. Desilva for 15 years. The wait in the office is long BUT she is a very caring and intellegent Dr. Yes, she does have to type in the information you provide on a computer but she is able to listen and do that at the same time. As with anything in life, you have to take the good (great Dr.) with the bad (the wait). She spends as much time as needed with you so sometimes it is going to be a wait. Bring something to do and don't over schedule yourself. She is worth it.
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Dr Desilva was attentive and polite..Her office staff also did a good job. I would recommend them. My appointment was not urgent so I cannot answer but they did get me in quickly for a new patient.
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Dr DeSilva is a caring compassionate person. She always remembers you and doesn't rush your appt. She listens to you and answers questions. She is very knowledgable in her field and will reach out to your other doctors concerning your care. I will always refer anyone to Dr DeSilva.
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Meh. On my first visit I met the physician, & discussed my multiple issues. She seemed competent, and I was hopeful that finally someone would find the causes of my problems. No such luck. I went for tests and was scheduled to see her " nurse practitioner " for follow up. The nurse told me that overall the blood work was normal and that was it. No further follow up, no conversation with the actual doctor, NOTHING. On the plus side, the office staff is great.
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the doctor was very good in her overall prognosis and treatment of my issues. i cannot say the same for the appt. scheduling team.
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Dr. DeSilva has been treating my RA for several years now. She listens to what I have to say and documents our conversations so they appear in my permanent record. I like her as a person and as a doctor. I remember a few times I had to wait excessively long in the waiting room but they have hired another doctor since then. My last wait was only 10 min max. The offices are clean and well maintained and I also like her staff very much. I would definitely recommend Dr. DeSilva to friends.
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2+ hr wait. Dr DaSilva listens & responds, but she spends most of visit typing on computer w/ almost no eye contact w/ patient (she takes notes as you speak, but seems that she is uninterested in what you're saying.) I learned to be ok with her lack of eye contact because Dr DaSilva is good & s, however, her staff does not follow through to get insurance approvals and it's very frustrating when it happens over & over & over with no follow through. Changing Drs now
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Waiting is too long. Staff is good bu plan to be there at least 2 hours
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I went to her with all my issues and she diagnosed me and gave me the medicine to help with all my conditions that my primary just brushed off. I will highly recommend her and her staff.
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My husband has PMR which leaves him vulnerable to viruses. We called Dr. Desilva on Wednesday and left a message about his condition (high fever, pain, weakness), never called us back. She still hasn't called the emergency room doctor back, either. We're looking for a new doctor ASAP. Why go into medicine if you aren't actually going to help people? I just don't get it.
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Dr Desilva prescribed medication for my osteoarthritis. I can not take any ibuprofen based medication for the pain. During my visit, the doctor said the medication was formulated. I then receive a call from CVS, the medication needs prior approval. The doctor submits to the insurance company requesting approval for the medication. Dr Desilva's office has refused to file for prior approval of the meds, It appears to me medical profession is all about dollars, no patient compassion.
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Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
Blue Care HMO
Blue Select
BlueDental Choice
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Select HMO
Tampa Bay CoreNet
Tampa Bay HUMx HMOx

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