We found 9 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions All Copay near Aventura, FL.

Oksana Buttita
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
2500 E Hallandale Beach Boulevard; Suite 203
Hallandale Beach, FL
 

Dr. Oksana Buttita's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. She practices in Hallandale, FL and Hallendale Beach, FL. Dr. Buttita's areas of expertise include diabetic foot ulcers, hammer toe, and heel pain. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Russian. She is professionally affiliated with Aventura Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Buttita is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

All Interests: Bunionette, Sports Health, Athlete's Foot, Plantar Fasciitis, Tendonitis, Achilles Tendon Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
20601 E Dixie Highway; Suite #330
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Jerry Sher is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Aventura, FL and North Miami, FL. Dr. Sher is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Sophia Esther Deben, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
20601 E. Dixie Highway; Orthopaedic Specialists of Miami Beach
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Sophia Deben is a foot and ankle surgeon and orthopedist. Dr. Deben's areas of expertise include bunion surgery, foot ulcers, and hammer toe. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at the University of Missouri Health System, a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), and a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland, Dr. Deben attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Deben is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Ankle Fusion, Knee Pain, Shoulder Pain, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Ankle ... (Read more)

Dr. Brad Kenneth Cohen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
20601 E Dixie Highway; Suite 330
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Brad Cohen is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Cohen include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cohen takes. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Cohen attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Cohen (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Steven Gorin, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
20295 Ne 29th Place; Suite 300
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Steven Gorin is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Aventura, FL. After completing medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Gorin is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gorin is conversant in Spanish. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
21000 Ne 28 Avenue; Suite 200, Primary Office
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Thesselon Monderson is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Monderson accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Howard University Hospital, Dr. Monderson attended Howard University College of Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Monderson (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole. Dr. Monderson is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
20295 Ne 29th Place; #300
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Jon Donshik is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Donshik attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Tumor, Osteoporosis, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Randolph B Cohen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Sports Medicine
1150 N 35th Avenue; Suite 345
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Randolph Cohen is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric sports medicine. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Cohen include: Boca Raton Super Doctors and South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Cohen is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3702 Washington Street; Suite 101
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. David Krant is a hand surgeon and orthopedist. His areas of expertise include the following: pain and arthritis. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Krant is a graduate of Harvard Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Pain, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Arthritis, Hand Problems

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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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