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We found 7 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Humana Silver near Gilbert, AZ.

Dr. Jason C Tani, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
155 E Warner Road
Gilbert, AZ
 

Dr. Jason Tani is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Tani attended medical school at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Banner Baywood Medical Center, Banner Health Clinic, and Banner Gateway Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Gary Lee Waslewski, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
3130 East Baseline Road; Suite 101
Mesa, AZ
 

Dr. Gary Waslewski is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Waslewski honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at the University Medical Center, Tucson, Dr. Waslewski attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Phoenix Super Doctors. Dr. Waslewski's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2680 S Val Vista Drive; Building 9 Suite 146
Gilbert, AZ
 

Dr. Clifford Jones works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Phoenix, AZ, Scottsdale, AZ, and Sun City, AZ. He obtained his medical school training at Indiana University School of Medicine and performed his residency at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jones takes. He is conversant in German. Dr. Jones's professional affiliations include Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix, Banner Boswell Medical Center, and Banner Desert Medical Center.

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All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Tumor, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Omar Abdul-Hadi, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Other
2680 S Val Vista Drive; Building 9 Suite 146
Gilbert, AZ
 

Dr. Omar Abdul-Hadi's specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Abdul-Hadi is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for his residency. Dr. Abdul-Hadi is conversant in French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Banner Boswell Medical Center, Banner Thunderbird Medical Center, and Banner Estrella Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Hip Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dennis Grant Crandall, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1432 S Dobson Road; Suite 201
Mesa, AZ
 

Dr. Dennis Crandall is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Mesa, AZ, Tempe, AZ, and Phoenix, AZ. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Crandall graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Crandall's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). He has received the distinction of Phoenix Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, Tumor, Osteoporosis, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Neck Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark James Wang, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
 

Dr. Mark Wang is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Wang a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wang takes. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford Hospital & Clinics' residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Tumor, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Sports Medicine
2680 S Val Vista Drive; Building 9 Suite 146
Gilbert, AZ
 

Dr. James Ringler sees patients in Phoenix, AZ, Sun City West, AZ, and Sun City, AZ. His medical specialties are orthopedic trauma and sports medicine. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Ringler completed residency programs at Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners and Butterworth Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ringler takes. Dr. Ringler's professional affiliations include Phoenix Children's Hospital, Banner Gateway Medical Center, and Banner Estrella Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Metabolic Bone Disease, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

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What is Arthritis?

Arthritis is a painful disease of the joints. There are many different kinds of arthritis with various causes, but they all lead to pain and inflammation of joints such as the hip, knee, or wrist. Arthritis affects people of all ages, races, and genders, but it is more common in women and older people. It is the leading cause of disability in the United States.

Symptoms of arthritis include swelling, pain, and stiffness. They can occur in a single joint or throughout the body. It is common for symptoms to come and go, known as flares. In some kinds of arthritis, flares may be caused by specific triggers, such as exercise, stress, or an allergic reaction.

By far the two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis happens when wear and tear on joints breaks down the cartilage between two moving bones. In a healthy person, cartilage cushions and lubricates the bones so they can glide over each other as they move. When the cartilage becomes thin or tears, the ends of bones rub and cause pain. In rheumatoid arthritis, the body’s own immune system becomes confused and attacks joint cartilage, weakening it and causing inflammation.

Treatment for arthritis depends on the specific type, but it may include:
  • Avoiding arthritis triggers
  • Hot or cold therapy, such as ice or hot packs
  • Oral or injected medications, such as corticosteroids, NSAIDs, and biologics
  • Physical therapy and gentle exercises
  • Surgery to repair or replace damaged joints

In many types of arthritis, early treatment can prevent more serious damage to your joints, keeping your symptoms in check. Whatever stage you are in, help exists to let you stay active and manage pain. There are many options to get you moving again.