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We found 4 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept United Healthcare HMO near Boca Raton, FL.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1601 Clint Moore Road; Suite 130
Fl Usa,

Dr. Pedro Piza's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Piza takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. In addition to English, Dr. Piza speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Elbow, Hip, Knee, Shoulder, Arthritis, Arthroscopic Surgery, Joint Replacement, Rehabilitation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Neustein MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7280 Valencia Drive
Boca Raton, FL
(561) 967-6500; (561) 244-7100

Dr. Joseph Neustein is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Neustein attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Neustein (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Bethesda Health. Dr. Neustein's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Arm, Arm, Elbow, Hip, Hip, Knee, Low Back, Neck, Shoulder, Shoulder, Arthritis, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Elvis L Grandic MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
1401 North West 9th Avenue
Boca Raton, FL
(561) 395-2117; (561) 395-5733

Dr. Elvis Grandic's area of specialization is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University. These areas are among Dr. Grandic's clinical interests: knee problems and hip problems. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Grandic (or staff) speaks the following languages: Croatian and Spanish. Dr. Grandic is professionally affiliated with Bethesda Health.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Hip, Knee, Arthritis, Arthroscopic Surgery, Deformity, Joint Replacement

Dr. Robert Patrick Norton MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
670 Glades Road; Suite 200
Boca Raton, FL
(561) 495-9511; (561) 488-8000

Dr. Robert Norton practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Deerfield Beach, FL and Boca Raton, FL. Dr. Norton 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. Dr. Norton attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Norton trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for Dr. Norton's residency. Dr. Norton is affiliated with Broward Health.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Low Back, Neck, Spine, Arthritis, Deformity, Disability, Osteoporosis, Pain, Trauma/Fractures, ... (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.