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

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

Dr. Janelle Laughlin is a rheumatologist in Longmont, CO. Dr. Laughlin is affiliated with the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth). She is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 is a spine surgeon and orthopedist. Dr. Gerlach is professionally affiliated with Centura Health. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Minnesota Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin.

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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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Jani is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 professionally 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)

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

Dr. Curtis Leonard is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After completing medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Leonard include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Leonard is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leonard accepts. Dr. Leonard is professionally affiliated with Centura Health.

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

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

Dr. Robert Fitzgibbons is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Fitzgibbons's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Fitzgibbons's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He is 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.
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