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Dr. Joel Silverfield, MD

Rheumatology ·  Male · Age 68

Dr. Silverfield

Dr. Joel Silverfield, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Tampa, FL and has been practicing for 40 years. He graduated from Emory University School Of Medicine in 1976 and specializes in rheumatology and internal medicine.


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(813) 840-3526

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No malpractice claims found for Florida
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Dr. Silverfield's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Silverfield treats Arthritis more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Silverfield treats this condition more than 99% of his 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
Osteoporosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Silverfield treats Osteoporosis more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Silverfield treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deficiency-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Disuse Osteoporosis
  • Drug-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Hyperthyroid Osteoporosis
  • Idiopathic Osteoporosis
  • Juvenile Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Related to Cancer
  • Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
  • Pregnancy-Associated Osteoporosis
  • Primary Osteoporosis
  • Secondary Osteoporosis
  • Senile Osteoporosis
  • Transient Osteoporosis of Hip
Autoimmune Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Silverfield treats Autoimmune Diseases more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Silverfield treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Silverfield's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • 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
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • 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
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Purpura
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

About Me

Dr. Silverfield has extensive experience in Rheumatology as a physician and research investigator in clinical trials involving patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Osteoporosis, Fibromyalgia, Ankylosing Spondylitis and Os...

Specialties

  • Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

1979
Mayo Clinic Rochester
Fellowship Hospital
1979
Emory Affil Hosps
Residency Hospital
1979
Mayo Clinic
Internship Hospital
1976
Emory University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1973
Emory University
Undergraduate School
1979
1979
1979
1976
1973

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Dr. Silverfield's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Silverfield

3.5

Based on 35 reviews

5 Stars
51.42857142857143%
(18)
4 Stars
5.714285714285714%
(2)
3 Stars
11.428571428571429%
(4)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
31.428571428571427%
(11)

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  • Staff friendliness
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I have known Dr. Joel Silverfield for many years . I had many doctors before him but he is the best. He is of course extremely knowledgeable and competent but more importantly he has that rare quality of offering support and encouragement while simultaneously encouraging you to do what needs to be done. He is extremely busy but somehow he makes you feel like you are his only patient and you leave his office feeling better than when you walked in. jamie jackson
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Good doctor, but his office staff is a mess. Outrageously long wait times. Waited over an hour and half to be called.
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Superb care and extremely knowledgeable doctor. Highly recommended!
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The best diagnostician! My husband and self have been going to Dr Silverfield for over 20 years and I can't say enough wonderful things about his staff and him. He is extremely knowledgable, caring, and right on as far as diagnosing and treating every condition. Pray he practices until my journey on earth ends. Sharon McHugh
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Dr was awful. Used religion constantly on every visit. “ gods plan” “ god gave you a bad body” “ ill pray for you”. Comments like that have no Place in a dr visit. Felt like he never understood my pain. Wait times... awful
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While i have known Dr. Silverfield for many yrs. now as a returning patient imade an appointment months ago. I was told that there wasn't an appointment. So I made another appointment and to my dismay again they say that there wasn't an appointment listed for me. after waiting almost 8 minutes then they say there's nothing. I think very highly of the doctor but the staff that schedules the appointments lacks skills. I work in the field as well an this is not acceptable for me and maybe to others
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I practically have to beg the receptionist in Tampa to stay on the phone long enough to answer a question. I hope she has been replaced. I have had trouble getting prescription refills. It's gotten to the point that I am looking for a new rheumatologist before I pull all my hair out, It's a shame because I think the doctor is good, just way too busy.
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I think this doctor is too brief and should consider retirement-burned out ???
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This doctor's focus is on "turnover"...getting patients in and out of the office as quickly as possible. Each visit was 10 minutes or less and I was shocked as to how abruptly he would terminate the visit and walk out, my questions still unanswered. He spends more time reading and recording notes in his laptop than he does speaking, or listening, to the patient. Rarely makes eye contact. Never proposed an action plan. Very apathetic. Has no problem suggesting you go elsewhere for a diagnosis.
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I called to schedule an appointment with Dr Silverfield and his office staff was very rude and very non-caring. (new patient)
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Very pleasant. Seemed interested in my problem. Very thorough.
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