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

UCHealth - Janelle Laughlin MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1925 W Mountain View Avenue
Longmont, CO
 

Dr. Janelle Laughlin's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. She is affiliated with the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth). Dr. Laughlin 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. Her average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Gerlach is affiliated with Centura Health. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Gerlach attended the University of Minnesota Medical School. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

UCHealth - Sunil Jani MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1925 W Mountain View Avenue
Longmont, CO
 

Dr. Sunil Jani practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Longmont, CO and Loveland, CO. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth). He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. Dr. Jani accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Curtis Leonard is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Leonard include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Leonard completed a residency program at the University of Kansas Medical Center. 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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Fitzgibbons studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Fitzgibbons trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Fitzgibbons is professionally affiliated with Centura Health.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, 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.