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We found 12 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept United Healthcare HSA 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. His areas of expertise include polymyositis, dermatomyositis, and rheumatoid arthritis. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. Dr. Sobel honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Dr. Sobel completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC).

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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 is a Gainesville, FL physician who specializes in family medicine. His areas of expertise include diabetes, migraine, and thyroid problems. 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. After completing medical school at the University of Cologne Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Schmidt performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. In addition to English, he speaks German. Dr. Schmidt is 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 is an adult rheumatology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Staud include complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), fibromyalgia, and osteoarthritis. Dr. Staud's professional affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. After completing medical school at Free University of Berlin and Humboldt University of Berlin, he performed his residency at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. 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. Dr. Staud 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. Newton Lawrence Edwards, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Newton Edwards specializes in 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, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University, Dr. Edwards attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Edwards 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 area of specialization is adult rheumatology. His areas of expertise include the following: osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). He accepts 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 residency, Dr. Bubb trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Bubb 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: 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, who practices in Gainesville, FL, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Massini attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency. He is especially interested in psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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: , psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, ankylosing spondylitis

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

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

Dr. Joseph King is a hand surgery, spine surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Gainesville, FL. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. King has indicated that his clinical interests include musculoskeletal problems. He is affiliated with North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. King graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine and Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His training includes residency programs 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's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Gainesville, FL. Dr. Chidgey is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). He graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He honors 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, ..

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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 areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery; she sees patients in Gainesville, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Coady-Fariborzian include carpal tunnel surgery, free flap breast reconstruction, and TRAM flap breast reconstruction. She is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. Dr. Coady-Fariborzian is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing her residency at North Shore University Hospital, Dr. Coady-Fariborzian attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Coady-Fariborzian has received distinctions including 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)

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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. Dr. Rocca's areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at National Naval Medical Center.

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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's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Petty takes 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, 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 a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Lane takes United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.