We found 5 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept MyBlue Bronze 1601 near Fort Lauderdale, FL.

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

Dr. Babak Sheikh specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Sheikh has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Sheikh has an open panel. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his residency, Dr. Sheikh trained at Montefiore Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Sheikh include: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Sheikh (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Persian.

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

Dr. Alan Routman's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point. After completing medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Dr. Routman performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Routman accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He welcomes 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, who practices in Fort Lauderdale, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Reilly speaks Spanish. He is especially interested in arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Broward Health Imperial Point, and Broward Health Medical Center. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Reilly has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Reilly's office for an appointment.

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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 is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Gilbert trained at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center for residency. His clinical interests include hand problems, wrist problems, and elbow problems. Patients gave Dr. Gilbert an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Broward Health Imperial Point, Holy Cross Hospital, and Broward Health North. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Kevin Shrock sees patients in Fort Lauderdale, FL. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Shrock include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and osteoporosis. Dr. Shrock's average patient rating is 3.5 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. He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Shrock is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Medical Center.

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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.