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We found 5 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Coventry Catastrophic HMO near Hudson, FL.

Dr. Adam Scott Greenfield, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
10806 Us Highway; 19 Ste 102a; Port
Richey, FL
 

Dr. Adam Greenfield works as a family medicine physician. The average patient rating for Dr. Greenfield is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Greenfield include alcohol abuse, cryotherapy, and nutrition counseling. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Greenfield performed his residency at the University Community Hospital, Tampa. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Family Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Cryosurgery, Auto Injuries, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Adam Jacob Grunbaum, DO
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
11528 Us Highway 19
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Adam Grunbaum's specialty is adult rheumatology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Grunbaum at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Spring Hill. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Largo Medical Center's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Bursitis, Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Lupus, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Wegener's Granulomatosis

Dr. George S Kardashian, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7544 Jacque Road
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. George Kardashian's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and hand problems. Dr. Kardashian takes Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. Dr. Kardashian is conversant in Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Craig Richard Bennett, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7544 Jacque Road
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Craig Bennett is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bennett include hip replacement, knee replacement, and arthritis. Dr. Bennett's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Arthritis, Spine Problems, Hip ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Jay Katz, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
14153 Yosemite Drive; Suite 103
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Richard Katz's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: carpal tunnel surgery, injuries, and arthritis. He attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at George Washington University Medical Center for residency. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Katz accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Fractures, Knee Arthroscopy, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Arthritis, Injuries

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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.