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We found 11 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's specialty is adult rheumatology. His areas of clinical interest consist of polymyositis, dermatomyositis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sobel accepts. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). Dr. Sobel's hospital/clinic 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's area of specialization is family medicine. His clinical interests include diabetes, migraine, and thyroid problems. Dr. Schmidt is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schmidt accepts. He studied medicine at the University of Cologne Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Schmidt's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. In addition to English, he speaks 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 is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Staud studied medicine at Free University of Berlin and Humboldt University of Berlin. He completed his residency training at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. His clinical interests include complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), fibromyalgia, and osteoarthritis. 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 has received the following distinction: UF Research Professor. Dr. Staud's hospital/clinic 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, 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 practices adult rheumatology in Gainesville, FL. His areas of expertise include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Dr. Bubb is professionally affiliated with 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. Bubb takes. Dr. Bubb attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency.

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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 a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Edwards include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and wegener's granulomatosis. Dr. Edwards accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University for his residency. Dr. Edwards'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, osteoarthritis, gout

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

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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. Dr. King graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine and Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at Hahnemann University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. King include musculoskeletal problems. The average patient rating for Dr. King is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. King honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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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 hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Gainesville, FL. Dr. Chidgey is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Nominee for College of Medicine Basic Science and Clinic Science Teacher of the year, ..

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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's medical specialty is plastic surgery and hand surgery. Her education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at North Shore University Hospital. Dr. Coady-Fariborzian's areas of expertise include the following: carpal tunnel surgery, free flap breast reconstruction, and TRAM flap breast reconstruction. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Coady-Fariborzian include: Alpha Omega Alpha and Phi Beta Kappa. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Dupuytren's Contracture, Skin Cancer, Free Flap Breast Reconstruction, TRAM Flap Breast ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Andrew Rocca is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Gainesville, FL. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at National Naval Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rocca include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rocca honors.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Mark Petty is an orthopedic surgeon. He studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Petty accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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

Dr. Timothy Lane is an orthopedist in Gainesville, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lane include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lane graduated from 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.