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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 works as an orthopedic surgeon. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tani takes. 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. He is professionally affiliated with Banner Baywood Medical Center, Banner Health Clinic, and Banner Gateway Medical Center. Dr. Tani 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 medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Waslewski is 3.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Waslewski accepts. Dr. Waslewski attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University Medical Center, Tucson. He has received professional recognition including the following: Phoenix Super Doctors. He is accepting 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)

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 is an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Abdul-Hadi include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Abdul-Hadi's professional affiliations include Banner Boswell Medical Center, Banner Thunderbird Medical Center, and Banner Estrella Medical Center. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to English, Dr. Abdul-Hadi (or staff) speaks Arabic and French.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Hip Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty, ... (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 is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix, Banner Boswell Medical Center, and Banner Desert Medical Center. Dr. Jones accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Jones graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Jones completed a residency program at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco. He is conversant in German.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Mark Wang is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Scottsdale, AZ. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wang accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Tumor, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, ... (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 spine surgeon and orthopedist. He studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Crandall completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Crandall's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received professional recognition including the following: Phoenix Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, Tumor, Osteoporosis, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Neck 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 is an orthopedic traumatologist and sports medicine specialist in Phoenix, AZ, Sun City West, AZ, and Sun City, AZ. Dr. Ringler graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners and Butterworth Hospital. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Phoenix Children's Hospital, Banner Health, and The CORE Institute.

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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.