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We found 30 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze EPO near Largo, FL.

Dr. Adam Michael Rosen, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
612 Druid Road E
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Adam Rosen is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Rosen speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include back pain, trigger point injections, and fibromyalgia. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Dr. Rosen's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Arthritis, Trigger Point ... (Read more)

Dr. Allen Finkelstein, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
10225 Ulmerton Road; 1a
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Allen Finkelstein practices family medicine. Dr. Finkelstein (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Finkelstein is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center. After completing medical school at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Largo Medical Center. Dr. Finkelstein is rated highly by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

All Interests: Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Skin Cancer, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eugenia R Rullan-Bidot, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
612 Druid Road E
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Eugenia Rullanbidot, who practices in Clearwater, FL, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. In addition to English, Dr. Rullanbidot speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise include back pain, trigger point injections, and fibromyalgia. She attended medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Rullanbidot trained at Monmouth Medical Center. Dr. Rullanbidot's average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rullanbidot honors.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Arthritis, Trigger Point ... (Read more)

Dr. Beth Ellen Anlas, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8250 Buyan Daily Road; Suite 310
Layo, FL
 

Dr. Beth Anlas' medical specialty is general internal medicine. She studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Anlas trained at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, pap test, and anemia. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Diabetes, Arthritis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Electrocardiogram, Pap Test, Anemia

Dr. Ingrid Zumaran, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
9555 Seminole Boulevard; Suite 104
Seminole, FL
 

Dr. Ingrid Zumaran's medical specialty is general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She trained at Lutheran Medical Center for her residency. Dr. Zumaran accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Zumaran (or staff) speaks Spanish, Czech, and Slovak. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

All Interests: Immunization, Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Chronic Obstructive ... (Read more)

Dr. Apurva Bharat Shah, MPH, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
13220 Belcher Road; Suite 11
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Apurva Shah is a general internist in Largo, FL. Before completing his residency at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center, Dr. Shah attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Topiwala National Medical College. The average patient rating for Dr. Shah is 1.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

All Interests: Immunization, Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Obesity, Pulmonary Function Test, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jason Hal Howard, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
13787 Belcher Road S; Suite 100
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Jason Howard practices family medicine. Dr. Howard is affiliated with Largo Medical Center and Morton Plant Hospital. 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 Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Skin Cancer, Heart Problems, Minor Surgery, Urinalysis, Physical Exams, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Louis Digiovanni, DO
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
13644 Walsingham Road
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Robert Digiovanni sees patients in Largo, FL. His medical specialty is adult rheumatology. He attended A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Largo Medical Center for residency. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Digiovanni's professional affiliations include Largo Medical Center and Morton Plant Hospital.

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

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Gout, Raynaud's, Vasculitis, Sjogren's ... (Read more)

Dr. Susan Leesa Zito, MPH, DO
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
13644 Walsingham Road
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Susan Zito's specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Zito has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Largo Medical Center. Dr. Zito's hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gout

All Interests: Knee Pain, Fibromyalgia, Gout, Osteoporosis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Dr. Mary Jane King, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8130 66th Street N; Suite 1
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Mary King practices general internal medicine in Pinellas Park, FL. Dr. King is affiliated with Largo Medical Center. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

All Interests: Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Skin Cancer, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Norman Urich, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
1762 N Fort Harrison Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Norman Urich's area of specialization is family medicine. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Urich is a graduate of A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is conversant in French. Dr. Urich is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Immunization, Hypertension, Fractures, Heart Problems, Urinalysis, ... (Read more)

Dr. George Alan Morris III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1011 Jeffords Street; Building C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. George Morris is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Morris's areas of expertise include the following: back pain, knee problems, and joint injections. 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 the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and a graduate of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Morris is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Auto Injuries, ACL Injury, Foot Surgery, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. William Charles Cottrell, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. William Cottrell is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cottrell include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama, Dr. Cottrell attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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. Dr. Cottrell welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Richard Thomas Herrick, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6500 66th Street N.
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Richard Herrick is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Pinellas Park, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: foot problems, hand problems, and wrist problems. Dr. Herrick 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. His education and training includes medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine and West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Ochsner Medical Center. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Neck Pain, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gordon Howard Zuerndorfer, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1831 N Belcher Road; Suite G-1
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Gordon Zuerndorfer's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Zuerndorfer include knee problems, carpal tunnel syndrome, and laser surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He honors 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 Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Zuerndorfer's residency was performed at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center and Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, arthritis, gout

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Foot Surgery, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Implant Surgery, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Victor Abdo, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery
1011 Jeffords Street; Building C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Richard Abdo is a physician who specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and foot & ankle surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Abdo's areas of expertise include the following: trigger point injections, hand problems, and foot surgery. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Abdo attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. The average patient rating for Dr. Abdo is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, .; Promotion with Commendation, SUNY, 1979, 1980.; and Lange Medical Publications Student Award, SUNY, .. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Total Knee Replacement, ... (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.