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We found 36 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Aetna near Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Dr. Henry Elias Paez, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Henry Paez's area of specialization is family medicine. He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), migraine, and depression. Dr. Paez is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Central University of the Caribbean. Dr. Paez honors AvMed, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Migraine, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Juan Alberto Prieto, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Juan Prieto specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Prieto's areas of expertise include bulimia, prostate problems, and depression. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Prieto trained at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Ponce and a hospital affiliated with Ponce School of Medicine for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Depression, Graves Disease, Phobias, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, Eating ... (Read more)

Dr. Manuel Maria Garcia-Frangie, MD
Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, Family Medicine
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Manuel Garcia-Frangie works as a family medicine physician and undersea and hyperbaric medicine specialist in Miami, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Garcia-Frangie include migraine, thyroid problems, and depression. Dr. Garcia-Frangie's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Ibero-American University (UNIBE) for medical school and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Sleep Disorders, Hypertension, Back Problems, Migraine, Neck Problems, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Carlos Alberto Vazquez, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Vazquez practices general internal medicine. Dr. Vazquez trained at Jersey City Medical Center for residency. His clinical interests include prostate problems, menopause, and depression. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Kendall Regional Medical Center, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Depression, Graves Disease, Phobias, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, Eating ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan Fox, MD, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Jonathan Fox practices family medicine in Miami, FL, Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Homestead, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Fox is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Fox include prostate problems, holistic medicine, and thyroid problems. He is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Kendall Regional 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. Fox takes. He is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Westchester General Hospital's residency program. Dr. Fox speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Depression, Sleep Disorders, Eating Disorders, Erectile Dysfunction, Herpes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jose Rafael Marichal, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Jose Marichal's specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Marichal include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), thyroid problems, and depression. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Marichal takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Marichal's education and training includes medical school at National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena and residency at Danbury Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Depression, Hepatitis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Osteoporosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dario Pancorbo, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Dario Pancorbo specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Miami, FL. Dr. Pancorbo is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pancorbo include bulimia, prostate problems, and menopause. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Havana School of Medicine and performed his residency at The Jewish Hospital, Cincinnati. In addition to English, Dr. Pancorbo speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kendall Regional Medical Center, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, arthritis

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Dr. Angel F Vidal, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Angel Vidal is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He works in Miami, FL, Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Hialeah, FL. He studied medicine at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vidal include knee problems, lupus, and lyme disease. On average, patients gave Dr. Vidal a rating of 4.0 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. Vidal accepts. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Shoulder Problems, Fibromyalgia, Back Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Dr. Amarilis Gonzalez, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Amarilis Gonzalez's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include prostate problems, menopause, and depression. She is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital. Dr. Gonzalez takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of West Suburban Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Gonzalez speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Depression, Graves Disease, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, Eating Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sergio Garcia, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Sergio Garcia practices general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Garcia include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), ulcers, and liver disease. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Garcia attended Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Garcia is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Kendall Regional Medical Center, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

All Interests: Hypertension, Sinus Problems, Back Problems, Liver Disease, Diabetes, Pancreas Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Carla C Rabassa, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Carla Rabassa's specialty is general internal medicine. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. These areas are among her clinical interests: prostate problems, migraine, and thyroid problems. Dr. Rabassa is affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Kendall Regional Medical Center. Dr. Rabassa honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for her residency. Dr. Rabassa speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Hypertension, Migraine, Neuropathy, Stroke, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Luis Plasencia, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Luis Plasencia's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez (UACJ). These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, obesity, and emphysema. Dr. Plasencia accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Plasencia's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

All Interests: Hypertension, Migraine, Diabetes, Obesity, Heart Failure, Asthma, Alzheimer's Disease, Thyroid ... (Read more)

Dr. Roger Khalil Khouri, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Other
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Roger Khouri is a specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Khouri's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Khouri's training includes residency programs at Rhode Island Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). His distinctions include: South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Khouri (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and French. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Wrist Problems, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, ... (Read more)

Dr. Roy Cardoso, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Roy Cardoso is a hand surgeon and orthopedist in Miami, FL, Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Plantation, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Cardoso include shoulder surgery, wrist surgery, and hand surgery procedures. Dr. Cardoso honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. Dr. Cardoso (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Cardoso is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital West, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Surgery, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mauricio Fernando Herrera, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Mauricio Herrera is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Herrera include arthroscopic surgery, osteoarthritis, and sports health. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Herrera honors. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Herrera is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, arthritis

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

Dr. David E Font-Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. David Font-Rodriguez's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Font-Rodriguez is 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Font-Rodriguez include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and shoulder problems. Dr. Font-Rodriguez accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Font-Rodriguez attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, 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.