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We found 29 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueCare All Copay near Fort Lauderdale, FL.

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

Dr. Juan Prieto's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include bulimia, depression, and hepatitis. Dr. Prieto's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital. He completed his residency training at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Ponce and a hospital affiliated with Ponce School of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Prieto a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Prieto has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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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's specialties are undersea and hyperbaric medicine and family medicine. Dr. Garcia-Frangie's clinical interests include migraine, thyroid problems, and depression. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Ibero-American University (UNIBE). Dr. Garcia-Frangie's training includes a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, 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's specialty is general internal medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Vazquez completed a residency program at Jersey City Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: depression, hepatitis, and graves disease. Dr. Vazquez accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Vazquez is professionally affiliated with Kendall Regional Medical Center, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Jonathan Fox works as a family medicine practitioner in Miami, FL, Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Homestead, FL. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: holistic medicine, thyroid problems, and depression. Dr. Fox 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 Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Westchester General Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Fox's professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Amarilis Gonzalez is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include knee problems, migraine, and depression. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Gonzalez graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at West Suburban Medical Center. Dr. Gonzalez is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Dario Pancorbo works as a general internist in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Miami, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Pancorbo include bulimia, migraine, and thyroid problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Pancorbo is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. After attending the University of Havana School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at The Jewish Hospital, Cincinnati. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Pancorbo's professional affiliations include Kendall Regional Medical Center, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , 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 attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, osteoporosis, and fibromyalgia. Dr. Vidal is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Vidal takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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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. Dr. Marichal is rated highly by his patients. His clinical interests include thyroid problems, depression, and parkinson's disease. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena. For his residency, Dr. Marichal trained at Danbury Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Luis Plasencia specializes in general internal medicine. He attended medical school at Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez (UACJ). These areas are among Dr. Plasencia's clinical interests: diabetes, obesity, and emphysema. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Plasencia is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

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

Dr. Roger Khouri's specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Khouri's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Khouri attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Rhode Island Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC) for residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Khouri (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4850 W Oakland Park Boulevard; Suite 201
Lauderdale Lakes, FL
 

Dr. Babak Sheikh's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Sheikh's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at Montefiore Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Sheikh (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Persian. Dr. Sheikh is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital West. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sheikh's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Roy Cardoso practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of clinical interest consist of shoulder surgery, wrist surgery, and hand surgery procedures. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dr. Cardoso performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Cardoso (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Jonathan Chad Levy, MD
Specializes in Other
5597 N Dixie Highway
Oakland Park, FL
 

Patient ratings for Dr. Jonathan Levy average 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Levy's clinical interests: shoulder problems and elbow problems. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Levy completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. David Harrison Gilbert, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5301 N. Dixie Highway; Suite 203
Ft Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. David Gilbert's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Gilbert is conversant in Spanish. He has a special interest in hand problems, wrist problems, and elbow problems. His professional affiliations include Broward Health Imperial Point, Holy Cross Hospital, and Broward Health North. He studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Gilbert trained at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. Gilbert's average patient rating is 4.5 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gilbert welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Hand Problems, Pain, Replacement ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan Stuart Routman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5601 N Dixie Highway; Suite 210
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Alan Routman is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Routman attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Routman is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Thomas Reilly, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
41 Compass Island
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Michael Reilly sees patients in Fort Lauderdale, FL. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reilly include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Reilly is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Broward Health Imperial Point, and Broward Health Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , 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.