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

Dr. Joseph Neustein, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7280 Valencia Drive
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Neustein specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Boca Raton, FL, Lake Worth, FL, and Atlantis, FL. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Neustein (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish. He is affiliated with Bethesda Health. Dr. Neustein welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Pedro Piza is an orthopedic surgeon. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Piza's clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. Dr. Piza speaks Spanish. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Robert Norton is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Norton honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Norton graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Norton's residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Norton is professionally affiliated with Broward Health.

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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 is a specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Grandic's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. In his practice, he is particularly interested in knee problems and hip problems. 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 SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Grandic (or staff) speaks the following languages: Croatian and Spanish. He is affiliated with Bethesda Health.

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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.