We found 9 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept United Healthcare Navigate HMO near Aventura, FL.

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Dr. Frank Anthony Buttacavoli, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
21000 Ne 28th Avenue; Suite 104
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Frank Buttacavoli specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Aventura, FL and Miami, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Buttacavoli speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include hip replacement, knee replacement, and hip arthritis. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West, Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Buttacavoli trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for his residency. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HSA. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, hip arthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Musculoskeletal Pain, Fractures, Hip Arthritis, Arthritis, Hip Replacement, Knee ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jerry Sher works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. He speaks Spanish. He attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Sher trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sher honors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Richard E Strain Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4700 Sheridan Street; Suite H, Primary Office
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Richard Strain's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Strain's patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. He has a special interest in arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Dr. Strain performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital West, Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, ... (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 in Aventura, FL, North Miami, FL, and South Miami, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Deben include leg problems, bunion surgery, and hammer toe. Her professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Mercy Hospital, and Mercy Miami Hospital. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Her medical residency was performed 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 is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , ankle arthritis, arthritis, foot 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 a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Aventura, FL and North Miami, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cohen include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. 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 a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Aventura, FL. These areas are among Dr. Gorin's clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He 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 studied medicine at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Gorin has an open panel.

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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 28th Avenue; Suite 200
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Thesselon Monderson is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Miami, FL and Aventura, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Monderson is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Howard University College of Medicine. Dr. Monderson (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Julian Fernando Naranjo, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
2500 E Hallandale Beach Boulevard; Suite 211
Hallandale, FL
 

Dr. Julian Naranjo's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Naranjo's clinical interests include scoliosis, leg problems, and spinal cord injuries. He is affiliated with Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital. Dr. Naranjo completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Elbow Problems, Scoliosis, Fibromyalgia, Back Problems, Migraine, Holistic Medicine, Arthritis, ... (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 works as a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and pediatric sports medicine specialist in Hollywood, FL, Coral Springs, FL, and Weston, FL. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Cohen's distinctions include: Boca Raton Super Doctors and South Florida Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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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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