We found 12 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept United Healthcare Gold HMO near Gainesville, FL.

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

Dr. Eric Sobel practices adult rheumatology in Gainesville, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Sobel include polymyositis, dermatomyositis, and rheumatoid arthritis. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Sobel's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). 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: , 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 practice physician. Clinical interests for Dr. Schmidt include diabetes, migraine, and thyroid problems. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). He 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 attended the University of Cologne Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency. Dr. Schmidt is conversant in German.

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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's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Staud include complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), fibromyalgia, and osteoarthritis. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Staud takes. 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. Dr. Staud is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis

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

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

Dr. Newton Edwards' specialty is adult rheumatology. His areas of clinical interest consist of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and wegener's granulomatosis. He 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. Edwards attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University for residency. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout

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

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

Dr. Michael Bubb's specialty is adult rheumatology. He is especially interested in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bubb honors. Dr. Bubb attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. 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: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis

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

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

Dr. John Massini specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Gainesville, FL. He is especially interested in psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout. Dr. Massini is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. After completing medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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

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

Dr. Joseph King's specialties are hand surgery, spine surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. King is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. King include musculoskeletal problems. He is affiliated with North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. King's education and training includes medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine and Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Larry Chidgey is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He 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. Chidgey has received professional recognition including the following: Nominee for College of Medicine Basic Science and Clinic Science Teacher of the year, .. Dr. Chidgey is professionally 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. Loretta Mary Coady Fariborzian, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1515 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Loretta Coady-Fariborzian is a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon in Gainesville, FL. Dr. Coady-Fariborzian's areas of expertise include the following: carpal tunnel surgery, free flap breast reconstruction, and TRAM flap breast reconstruction. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. She studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Coady-Fariborzian's medical residency was performed at North Shore University Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She 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)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4500 W Newberry Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Rocca works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at National Naval Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Rocca is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4500 W Newberry Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Mark Petty's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Petty honors 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, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4500 W Newberry Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Timothy Lane is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Lane's clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is in-network for United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, United Healthcare HSA, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, ... (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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