Dr. Michelle Spuza-Milord, MD

Dr. Michelle Spuza-Milord, MD

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Rheumatology  ·  
Female  ·  
58 y/o
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Dr. Michelle Spuza-Milord, MD is a rheumatology specialist in St Petersburg, FL and has been practicing for 28 years. She specializes in rheumatology.

Allergy & Rheumatology Associates

5100 Seminole Blvd

St Petersburg, FL 33708
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Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellCare

Background Check

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. Spuza-Milord's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spuza-Milord treats Arthritis more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Spuza-Milord treats this condition more than 100% 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
Autoimmune Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spuza-Milord treats Autoimmune Diseases more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Spuza-Milord treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Bone Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spuza-Milord treats Bone Disorders more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Spuza-Milord treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Spuza-Milord's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Vasculitis
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Biological Therapy
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Diseases Affecting Musculoskeletal System
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Diet Counseling
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Exercise Counseling
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • IV Therapy
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Myositis
  • 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)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Skin Allergy
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

About Me

Care Philosophy

"We take time for you because we care." We have a 23 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 ...

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

Education

1991
Med College Penn
Fellowship Hospital
1989
St Francis Hospital
Residency Hospital
1987
St Francis Hospital
Internship Hospital
1985
Universidad Eugenio Maria De Hostos, Escuela De Medicina
Medical School
1981
Grinnell
Undergraduate School
1991
1989
1987
1985
1981

Languages

  • Romanian
  • English

Awards

Dr. Spuza-Milord's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Spuza-Milord

3.7

Based on 41 reviews

5 Stars
60.97560975609756%
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4 Stars
4.878048780487805%
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3 Stars
2.4390243902439024%
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2 Stars
9.75609756097561%
(4)
1 Star
21.951219512195124%
(9)

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  • Office environment
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DrSpuza-Millard. Really listens and takes time with her patients.
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I like Dr. Spuza-Milord because I believe she cares. But when she suggested I embark on an alkaline diet I followed up with research and learned that there is no scientific evidence to support it. That's when I quit seeing her. I don't miss the long waiting room times of 1-2 hours. One time, after waiting 2 hours, I asked when I would be seen and found that the office staff had overlooked putting my file in the queue and I would have to reschedule. No, I don't miss that.
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I have seen Dr Spuza Milord for 15 years. She is by far the best Rheumatologist in the Tampa Bay region. Her care is compassionate and empathetic. She is also thorough and educated in proper diagnosis and treatment. I’ve come to trust her above any other doctor that I’ve have ever seen. I know that her main concern is stopping the rapid progression of both the RA and fibromyalgia. Along with easing my pain and other symptoms. I’d HIGHLY recommend her to all who suffer from autoimmune diseases.
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Excellent doctor easy to talk to explains conditions,tests and treatment. Takes an extended amount of time with their patients which sometime causes a longer wait but well worth it. Very understanding about the cost of test and medications and will help work with you on finding something that’s affordable
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The doctor is great. But scheduling is unacceptable. I've been trying to see her for months. Twice I was booked into appointments that later were cancelled by the staff. And each rebooking was a month or more out. I am not sure if the doctor is aware but if the staff makes scheduling errors TWICE then she should consider a new process or staff. Why have a great doctor if you can never see her?
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I believe she is writing placebos. Which, in my opinion, is highly unethical.
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She spent a long time on the first visit. She makes you feel comfortable and truly interested in listening to your symptoms. I waited 8 weeks to get an initial visit. She was highly recommended by my doctor.
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The Doctor was exceptional during the initial visit. However, "sales prevention" is the only thing being practiced in the front office. I was told (1) I could not get lab results without coming into the office (2) I could not leave my number for Dr. Milord to call me and (3) either I take the appointment that was offered to me or... And that's when I went elsewhere for my healthcare. I drove to each testing facility, picked up my results, and made a decision to never, ever go back.
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I have been suffering for the past 8 years of which the last 3 have been miserable with a Rheumatoid Arthritis Like yet to be diagnosed ailment. Dr. Spuza-Milord spends a tremendous amount of quality time with me each and every time I have an appointment. I am always impressed at her medical knowledge and learn something new I didn't know about each appointment. She is not your typical physician that just wants to push a pill. She will recommend both traditional medicine and natural health.
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I've been seeing her for years & although I have osteoporosis, in her last labs for me she did NOT check my Vit D level nor did she order it for the end of Aug! She didn't even TELL me she wasn't checking it!!! I just presumed she DID because she treats me for osteo...a little disappointed in her right now :( I hate to say this but she used to be a MUCH better doctor...{sigh}
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Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
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Optimum Choice HMO
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