We found 14 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 is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. Dr. Sobel has a special interest in polymyositis, dermatomyositis, and rheumatoid arthritis. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). His 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 specialty is family medicine. After attending the University of Cologne Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Schmidt include diabetes, migraine, and thyroid problems. Dr. Schmidt is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. 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's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Dr. Staud's areas of expertise include the following: 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 accepts. Before performing his residency at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Dr. Staud attended Free University of Berlin and Humboldt University of Berlin for medical school. He has received the following distinction: UF Research Professor. 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

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 is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bubb include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Bubb studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Bubb completed a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. 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. Newton Lawrence Edwards, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Newton Edwards practices adult rheumatology in Gainesville, FL. Dr. Edwards graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Edwards trained at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. He is especially interested in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and wegener's granulomatosis. 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. His 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, 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, who practices in Gainesville, FL, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Massini attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He is especially interested in psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include 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 medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wright include carpal tunnel surgery, elbow pain, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Wright 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. 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. He has received professional recognition including the following: Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA); Dean's List All Quarters of Attendance in College; and Phi Sigma (Biology Honor Society).

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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's areas of specialization are hand surgery, spine surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. King include musculoskeletal problems. He is professionally affiliated with North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. King obtained his medical school training at Drexel University College of Medicine and Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to English, 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. 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Coady-Fariborzian include carpal tunnel surgery, free flap breast reconstruction, and TRAM flap breast reconstruction. Her professional affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, Dr. Coady-Fariborzian performed her residency at North Shore University Hospital. Dr. Coady-Fariborzian honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She has received the following distinctions: 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 is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Chidgey attended medical school 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. He has received the distinction of 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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Gainesville, FL. Dr. Vander Griend's clinical interests encompass foot pain and ankle pain. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). He attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Vander Griend include: Surgical *TIPS* Award and Society of Teaching Scholars, University of Florida College of Medicine.

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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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Gainesville, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rocca include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rocca attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at National Naval Medical Center for residency.

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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's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Petty is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for 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)

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

Dr. Timothy Lane specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Gainesville, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Lane is in-network for United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, United Healthcare HSA, and more. He 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.
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