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We found 6 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Humana near Mesa, AZ.

Dr. Jason C Tani, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4540 E Baseline Road; #119
Mesa, AZ
 

Dr. Jason Tani's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Tani's professional affiliations include Banner Baywood Medical Center, Banner Health Clinic, and Banner Gateway Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Tani accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Mesa, AZ and Scottsdale, AZ. Before completing his residency at the University Medical Center, Tucson, Dr. Waslewski attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Waslewski's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Waslewski has received professional recognition including the following: Phoenix Super Doctors. He welcomes 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
1450 S Dobson Road; Suite A302
Mesa, AZ
 

Dr. Clifford Jones is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jones accepts. Dr. Jones is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine and a graduate of St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco's residency program. He is conversant in German. Dr. Jones is professionally affiliated with Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix, Banner Boswell Medical Center, and Banner Desert Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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
1450 S Dobson Road; Suite A302
Mesa, AZ
 

Dr. Omar Abdul-Hadi is a medical specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abdul-Hadi honors. He attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. 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, who practices in Mesa, AZ, Tempe, AZ, and Phoenix, AZ, is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU), Dr. Crandall attended St. Louis University School of Medicine. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Crandall takes 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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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
1450 S Dobson Road; Suite A302
Mesa, AZ
 

Dr. James Ringler, who practices in Phoenix, AZ, Sun City West, AZ, and Sun City, AZ, is a medical specialist in orthopedic trauma and sports medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Phoenix Children's Hospital, Banner Gateway Medical Center, and Banner Estrella Medical Center. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Ringler trained at Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners and Butterworth Hospital for residency. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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.