We found 9 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold near Fort Lauderdale, FL.

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

Dr. Alan Routman is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Routman is affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point. He obtained his medical school training at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Routman accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Michael Reilly works as an orthopedist in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Reilly is 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Reilly is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Reilly performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic 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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Dr. Jonathan Chad Levy, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5597 N Dixie Highway
Oakland Park, FL
 

Dr. Jonathan Levy's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Levy's clinical interests encompass shoulder problems and elbow problems. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 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. Levy accepts. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami, Dr. Levy attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Babak Sheikh is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Lauderdale Lakes, FL, Miramar, FL, and Pompano Beach, FL. He obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. On average, patients gave Dr. Sheikh a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sheikh has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Sheikh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital West. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. David Gilbert practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gilbert has indicated that his clinical interests include hand problems, wrist problems, and elbow 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 attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Gilbert's hospital/clinic affiliations include Broward Health Imperial Point, Holy Cross Hospital, and Broward Health North. He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1212 E Broward Boulevard; Suite 300
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Domingo Delgado-Garcia's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Delgado-Garcia's clinical interests: 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.

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Dr. Kevin B Shrock, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1414 Se 3rd Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Shrock is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Shrock's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and osteoporosis. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Shrock is affiliated with Broward Health Medical Center.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4725 N Federal Highway
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Martin Roche's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients rated Dr. Roche highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in knee problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Boca Raton Super Doctors and South Florida Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5597 N Dixie Highway
Oakland Park, FL
 

Dr. Verano Hermida is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Oakland Park, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Hermida include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Hermida is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hermida graduated from Temple University School of Medicine.

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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.
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