Dr. Joel Silverfield, MD

Rheumatology  |  
Male  |  
Age 66
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Dr. Joel Silverfield, MD
Joel C. Silverfield, MD is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. At the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, he earned his Doctor of Medicine, and served an Internal Medicine Internship and Residency. He completed a Rheumatology Fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Silverfield is a Fellow of the American College of Rheumatology and a member of the American Medical Association, American College of Physicians, Florida Medical Association, and Florida Society of Rheumatology. He has served on the Boards of the Arthritis Foundation, the Hillsborough County Medical Association, and the BayCare Malpractice Advisory Board.

4612 N Habana Ave Fl 1

Tampa, FL 33614

Contact Information

(813) 840-3526

Dr. Joel Silverfield, MD

Dr. Joel Silverfield, MD

Accepted insurance

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

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Care Philosophy

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 Osteoarthritis.  He has authored numerous publications, including articles in The Journal of Rheumatology and The American Journal.  He has also been awarded "Leader of the Year" by The Arthritis Foundation
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Dr. Silverfield's Experience

Dr. Silverfield'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


  • Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • 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
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • 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)
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleroderma
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis


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  • Joint Drainage
  • 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.


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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Silverfield has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Silverfield's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Silverfield to family and friends
based on 27 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Silverfield's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Sun City Center, FL |
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.
in Tampa, FLww |
I think this doctor is too brief and should consider retirement-burned out ???
Riverview, FL |
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.
in Brandon, FL |
I called to schedule an appointment with Dr Silverfield and his office staff was very rude and very non-caring. (new patient)
Very pleasant. Seemed interested in my problem. Very thorough.
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Dr. Silverfield accepts 9 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
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    Wellpath Preferred PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
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    Tampa Bay CoreNet
    Tampa Bay HUMx HMOx
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
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Hospitals where Dr. Silverfield has admitting privileges

St. Joseph's Hospital
3001 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Tampa, FL 33607
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