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

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

Dr. Janelle Laughlin practices adult rheumatology. Her average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Laughlin attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. She is professionally affiliated with Denver Health, the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth), and Longmont United Hospital.

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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 works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Longmont, CO. He attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for residency. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Gerlach is affiliated with Exempla Lutheran Medical Center, Longmont United Hospital, and Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center. 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)

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

Dr. Curtis Leonard's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Leonard's average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is affiliated with Centura Health, Longmont United Hospital, and Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before completing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Leonard attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine.

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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. Dr. Fitzgibbons's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is affiliated with Centura Health, Longmont United Hospital, and Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Fitzgibbons completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University.

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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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Longmont, CO and Loveland, CO. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Jani 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)

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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.