We found 13 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept BlueCare Everyday Health 1483 near Gainesville, FL.

Dr. Eric Scott Sobel, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Eric Sobel is a specialist in adult rheumatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sobel include polymyositis, dermatomyositis, and rheumatoid arthritis. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Sobel studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). Dr. Sobel's professional affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Dermatomyositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Polymyositis

Dr. Siegfried O F Schmidt, PhD, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Siegfried Schmidt works as a family medicine practitioner in Gainesville, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schmidt include diabetes, migraine, and thyroid problems. Dr. Schmidt 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 obtained his medical school training at the University of Cologne Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Schmidt is conversant in German. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

All Interests: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Migraine, Diabetes, Alternative Medicine, ... (Read more)

Dr. Roland Staud, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Roland Staud specializes in adult rheumatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Staud include complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), fibromyalgia, and osteoarthritis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. Dr. Staud 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. After attending Free University of Berlin and Humboldt University of Berlin for medical school, he completed his residency training at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: UF Research Professor.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Scleroderma, Complex Regional Pain ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Raymond Bubb, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Michael Bubb works as a rheumatologist. His areas of expertise include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Dr. Bubb's professional affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. 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. Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Bubb attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Autoimmune Disorders, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Osteoarthritis

Dr. Newton Lawrence Edwards, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Newton Edwards is an adult rheumatology specialist in Gainesville, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and wegener's granulomatosis. Dr. Edwards is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. He 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 a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Wegener's Granulomatosis, Gout, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Osteoarthritis

Dr. John Paul Massini, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. John Massini is an adult rheumatologist in Gainesville, FL. In Dr. Massini's practice, he is particularly interested in psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Gout

Dr. Thomas William Wright Jr., MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Wright is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Gainesville, FL and Ocala, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wright include carpal tunnel surgery, elbow pain, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wright accepts. After attending the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Wright completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Wright include: Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA); Dean's List All Quarters of Attendance in College; and Phi Sigma (Biology Honor Society). He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Joseph King practices hand surgery, spine surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Gainesville, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. King include musculoskeletal problems. Dr. King is affiliated with North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. After attending Drexel University College of Medicine and Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, Dr. King completed his residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He is rated highly 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.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Loretta Mary Coady Fariborzian, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1515 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Loretta Coady-Fariborzian practices plastic surgery and hand surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Coady-Fariborzian include carpal tunnel surgery, free flap breast reconstruction, and TRAM flap breast reconstruction. Dr. Coady-Fariborzian's professional affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Coady-Fariborzian accepts. She obtained her medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed her residency at North Shore University Hospital. Dr. Coady-Fariborzian has received professional recognition including the following: Alpha Omega Alpha and Phi Beta Kappa.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Microsurgery, Dupuytren's Contracture, Breast Reconstruction with Flap ... (Read more)

Dr. Larry Keith Chidgey, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Larry Chidgey specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chidgey takes. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Chidgey has received professional recognition including the following: Nominee for College of Medicine Basic Science and Clinic Science Teacher of the year, .. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Allen Vander Griend, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Robert Vander Griend's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Vander Griend include foot pain and ankle pain. Dr. Vander Griend 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 a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: Surgical *TIPS* Award and Society of Teaching Scholars, University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Vander Griend is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Arthritis, Foot Pain, Foot ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew F Rocca, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4500 W Newberry Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Rocca sees patients in Gainesville, FL. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at National Naval Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Rocca's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Rocca accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Mark Aaron Petty, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4500 W Newberry Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Mark Petty is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Petty studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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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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