Dr. Hugo Fonseca, DO is a rheumatology specialist in Hendersonville, NC and has been practicing for 7 years. He specializes in rheumatology and internal medicine.


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(828) 209-8490

Dr. Fonseca accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
Cigna
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
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. Fonseca's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Fibromyalgia
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fonseca treats Fibromyalgia more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Fonseca treats this condition more than 95% of his 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
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fonseca treats Autoimmune Diseases more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Fonseca treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Joint Pain
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fonseca treats Joint Pain more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Fonseca treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Fonseca's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • 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
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis

About Me

Biography

Dr. Hugo Fonseca, DO is a rheumatology specialist in Hendersonville, NC and has been practicing for 7 years. He specializes in rheumatology and internal medicine.

Specialties

  • Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

2012
University of North Texas Health Science Center / Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
2010
Mount Sinai Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2007
Nova Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School
1997
Florida International University College of Medicine
Internship Hospital
1996
Florida International University College of Medicine
Undergraduate School
2012
2010
2007
1997
1996

Languages

  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • English

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Dr. Fonseca's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Fonseca

3.8

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I have seen him 3 times and he doesn't listen. He just wants to run tests and spends less than 10 minutes with you. He doesn't ask how you are or if you tell him something is going on he says well let's run more blood tests. All 3 times he has ran the same 3 blood tests not even the ones that are necessary for my diagnosis. I feel he just dismisses me every time I'm there. I honestly believe I know more about the blood tests and other testing than he does. My other Rhuematologist was so caring and knowledgeable. I hate he is 300miles away.
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Dr. Fonseca was one of the few doctors that actually helped me with my condition. He is nice, understanding and listens and explains. I recommend him.
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He will treat you, but will not treat the illness you are seeing him for.
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I've had RA for 26yrs. I have seen various Rheumatologist since being diagnosed. He is the kindest, most thoughtful and caring! It frustrates me to see him bashed by people who do not understand the difference between a Rheumatologist, Orthopaedic and Spinal physicians. You do realize they all SPECIALIZE IN THEIR AREA?!? So No a Rheumatologist isn't going to fix your neck/spine or give you a new hip/knee. They are AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE physicians. Do your research before bashing great physicians!
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Really does not matter what you tell him. He does not remember what is discussed during previous appointments. He does not follow through. He never even checked my upper spine I also complained about. Just checked my lower, said arthritis and fibromyalgia. Went to a neurologist, MRI done of my cervical spine. My C7 vertebrae has completely slipped and my spinal canal is almost completely restricted. Fibromyalgia huh? My cervical spine is shaped like a "C". Sure that has nothing to do with it...
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I was referred to Dr. Fonseca for possible RA or Fibro. He has a quiet demeanor and put me at ease immediately. He listened to me without having his head buried in a computer or rushing out the door like so many other doctors. He seemed very knowledgeable in his field. I have seen him twice and trust him to diagnose my health issues. I would send my friends and family to him.
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I saw him for the first and last time today. I was referred to him by my dermatologist for help with an Autoimmune skin disease. I found him to be extremely unprofessional, because without ever having seen me before, without seeing a single xray or any lab work, he tried to tell me I do NOT have rheumatoid arthritis, even though I've been diagnosed and treated for it for nearly a decade and been closely followed by other rheumatologists for many years and refused to treat my skin disorder.
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Dr Fonseca is very pleasant and caring. He takes the time to explain and make you feel comfortable. Dr Fonseca also takes the time to listen which is so important for the patient. I am very pleased with him and my experience.
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