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We found 5 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze near Deland, FL.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
750 W Plymouth Avenue
Deland, FL
 

Dr. Samuel Edwards specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Deland, FL. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Edwards honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He attended medical school at Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram. For his residency, Dr. Edwards trained at a hospital affiliated with Seton Hall University.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Asthma, Osteoarthritis

Dr. Royce E Hood Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
740 West Plymouth Avenue
De Land, FL
 

Dr. Royce Hood is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Deland, FL, Orange City, FL, and Lake Mary, FL. Before completing his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center and Grady Memorial Hospital, Dr. Hood attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout

All Interests: Arm Fracture, Femur Fracture, Revision Elbow Arthroplasty, Fibula Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Tibia ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark William Hollmann, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
740 West Plymouth Avenue; Suite #100
Deland, FL
 

Dr. Mark Hollman practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Hollman is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hollman is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout

All Interests: Arm Fracture, Femur Fracture, Fibula Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Tibia Fracture, Wrist Fracture, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Alfredo Angel Pegoraro, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
665 Peachwood Drive; Suite 1
Deland, FL
 

Dr. Alfredo Pegoraro practices adult nephrology in Orange City, FL and Deland, FL. After completing medical school at National University of Cordoba Faculty of Medical Sciences, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. 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. Pegoraro is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gout

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Nephrotic Syndrome, Kidney Stones, Hyperparathyroidism, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen M Reed, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
740 W Plymouth Avenue
Deland, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Reed's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Reed average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Reed is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Reed attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout

All Interests: Arm Fracture, Femur Fracture, Fibula Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Tibia Fracture, Wrist Fracture, Knee ... (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.