We found 7 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 sees patients in Mesa, AZ and Gilbert, AZ. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is affiliated with Banner Baywood Medical Center, Banner Health Clinic, and Banner Gateway Medical Center. Dr. Tani is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Tani completed residency programs at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis.

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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. He practices in Mesa, AZ and Scottsdale, AZ. Patient ratings for Dr. Waslewski average 3.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, Community Care Network (CCN), and First Health are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Waslewski takes. Dr. Waslewski graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University Medical Center, Tucson. He has received the following distinction: Phoenix Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1450 S Dobson Road; Suite A302
Mesa, AZ
 

Dr. Clifford Jones specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Jones's education and training includes medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine and residency at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco. 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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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 practices adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Abdul-Hadi's 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, Dr. Abdul-Hadi (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. His professional affiliations include Banner Boswell Medical Center, Banner Thunderbird Medical Center, and Banner Estrella Medical Center.

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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
3130 E. Baseline Road; #101
Mesa, AZ
 

Dr. Douglas Freedberg's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Freedberg's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Hospital for Special Surgery.

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1432 S Dobson Road; Suite 201
Mesa, AZ
 

Dr. Dennis Crandall's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Mesa, AZ, Tempe, AZ, and Phoenix, AZ. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Crandall is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU), Dr. Crandall attended St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Crandall 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)

Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Sports Medicine
1450 S Dobson Road; Suite A302
Mesa, AZ
 

Dr. James Ringler's specialties are orthopedic trauma and sports medicine. He practices in Phoenix, AZ, Sun City West, AZ, and Sun City, AZ. Dr. Ringler is professionally affiliated with Phoenix Children's Hospital, Banner Health, and The CORE Institute. He is a graduate of 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. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.
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