We found 4 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions All Copay near Boca Raton, FL.

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Dr. Jonathan Craig Hersch, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6893 Sw 18th Street; Suite F 101
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Jonathan Hersch sees patients in Plantation, FL and Boca Raton, FL. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Dr. Hersch graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hersch honors. Dr. Hersch is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Robert Patrick Norton, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
670 Glades Road; Suite 200
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Robert Norton's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Norton is professionally affiliated with Broward Health. Dr. Norton takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Norton attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete Dr. Norton's residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5162 Linton Boulevard; Suite 106
Delray Beach, FL
 

Dr. Pedro Piza is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Piza a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Piza's education and training includes medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. He is conversant in Spanish. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Elvis L Grandic, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
1401 North West 9th Avenue
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Elvis Grandic specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Grandic include knee problems and hip problems. He is professionally affiliated with Bethesda 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. Dr. Grandic is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Grandic (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Croatian and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Hip Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty

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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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