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

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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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Oakland Park, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Routman takes. He attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Routman completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Routman is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Michael Reilly specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Dr. Reilly's education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Reilly include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Reilly is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Broward Health Imperial Point, and Broward Health Medical Center (BHMC). He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Babak Sheikh works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Lauderdale Lakes, FL, Miramar, FL, and Pompano Beach, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Sheikh attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Sheikh has received the following distinctions: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Sheikh (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital West. New patients are welcome to contact his 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's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Gilbert average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gilbert include hand problems, wrist problems, and elbow problems. He is affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point, Holy Cross Hospital, and Broward Health North. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gilbert's office for an appointment. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center for residency. He speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Kevin Shrock's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and osteoporosis. Dr. Shrock is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Medical Center (BHMC). He studied medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Shrock is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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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