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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 is an orthopedic surgeon in Mesa, AZ and Gilbert, AZ. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Banner Baywood Medical Center, Banner Health Clinic, and Banner Gateway Medical Center. Dr. Tani accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine. Dr. Tani's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis.

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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's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Waslewski is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and a graduate of the University Medical Center, Tucson's residency program. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Phoenix Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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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' areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Phoenix, AZ, Scottsdale, AZ, and Sun City, AZ. The average patient rating for Dr. Jones is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Jones is affiliated with Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix, Banner Boswell Medical Center, and Banner Desert Medical Center. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Jones's residency was performed at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco. He speaks 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. 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 specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Abdul-Hadi honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to English, he speaks French. His professional 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. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Crandall trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for his residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Crandall is 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Crandall has received the following distinction: 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
1450 S Dobson Road; Suite A302
Mesa, AZ
 

Dr. James Ringler is an orthopedic trauma specialist and sports medicine specialist in Phoenix, AZ, Sun City West, AZ, and Sun City, AZ. Dr. Ringler is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners and Butterworth Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with 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.