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We found 5 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Humana HMO near Longmont, CO.

Dr. Janelle C Laughlin, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1925 W Mountain View Avenue
Longmont, CO
 

Dr. Janelle Laughlin, who practices in Longmont, CO, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. She is affiliated with the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth). She obtained her medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. On average, patients gave Dr. Laughlin a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Laughlin accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia

Dr. Matthew Robert Gerlach, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1551 Professional Lane; Suite 200
Longmont, CO
 

Dr. Matthew Gerlach specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gerlach accepts. Dr. Gerlach is affiliated with Centura Health. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Tumor, Osteoporosis, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Neck Problems, Arthritis, Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1551 Professional Lane; Suite 200
Longmont, CO
 

Dr. Curtis Leonard practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Longmont, CO and Lafayette, CO. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Leonard's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Leonard is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Kansas Medical Center's residency program. He is affiliated with Centura Health.

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

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1551 Professional Lane; Suite 200
Longmont, CO
 

Dr. Robert Fitzgibbons sees patients in Longmont, CO. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. 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. Fitzgibbons honors. Dr. Fitzgibbons attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He is affiliated with Centura Health.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sunil S Jani, MS, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1925 Mountain View Avenue
Longmont, CO
 

Dr. Sunil Jani sees patients in Longmont, CO and Loveland, CO. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Jani accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. He is affiliated with the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth).

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All Interests: Knee Problems, Leg Problems, Shoulder Injury, Hip Injury, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Arthritis, ... (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.