We found 28 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze EPO near Largo, FL.

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

Dr. Eugenia Rullanbidot works as a rheumatologist in Clearwater, FL. Dr. Rullanbidot is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Rullanbidot include back pain, trigger point injections, and fibromyalgia. Before performing her residency at Monmouth Medical Center, Dr. Rullanbidot attended Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Rullanbidot honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Adam Rosen works as an adult rheumatologist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Rosen at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: back pain, trigger point injections, and fibromyalgia. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Rosen speaks Spanish.

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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 sees patients in Seminole, FL and Largo, FL. His medical specialty is family medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Finkelstein average 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Finkelstein obtained his medical school training at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Largo Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Finkelstein (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Robert Louis Digiovanni, DO
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
13644 Walsingham Road
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Robert Digiovanni specializes in adult rheumatology. He graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Digiovanni completed a residency program at Largo Medical Center. Dr. Digiovanni is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with 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. Beth Ellen Anlas, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8250 Buyan Daily Road; Suite 310
Layo, FL
 

Dr. Beth Anlas specializes in general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Anlas include diabetes, pap test, and anemia. Dr. Anlas takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. She is affiliated with 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. Susan L Zito, MPH, DO
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
13644 Walsingham Road
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Susan Zito is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. After completing medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, she performed her residency at Largo Medical Center. Patients gave Dr. Zito an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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, Hand Pain, Osteoporosis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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

Dr. Apurva Shah practices general internal medicine in Largo, FL. Dr. Shah (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center and Morton Plant Hospital. After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Topiwala National Medical College for medical school, Dr. Shah completed his residency training at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center. He is rated 1.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

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

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

Dr. Jason Howard is a Largo, FL physician who specializes in family medicine. His professional affiliations include Largo Medical Center and Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Howard honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Largo Medical Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

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

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

Dr. Ingrid Zumaran practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Seminole, FL. Her training includes a residency program at Lutheran Medical Center. Dr. Zumaran accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Zumaran (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Czech, and Slovak. She is professionally affiliated with 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. Norman Urich, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
1762 N Fort Harrison Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Norman Urich works as a family medicine physician. Dr. Urich studied medicine at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts 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, Dr. Urich speaks French. He is 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. William Charles Cottrell, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. William Cottrell's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Cottrell include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cottrell accepts. He is open to new patients. After attending the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. Dr. Cottrell speaks Spanish.

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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 Pinellas Park, FL physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Herrick include foot problems, hand problems, and wrist problems. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Herrick's hospital/clinic 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 H Zuerndorfer, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1831 N Belcher Road; Suite G-1
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Gordon Zuerndorfer practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Zuerndorfer's areas of expertise include knee problems, carpal tunnel syndrome, and laser surgery. His professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Boston University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center and Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zuerndorfer honors.

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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 works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon and foot and ankle surgeon in Clearwater, FL. He is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University and a graduate of Boston Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Abdo's areas of expertise include trigger point injections, hand problems, and foot surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Abdo 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 distinctions: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society; Promotion with Commendation, SUNY; and Lange Medical Publications Student Award, SUNY. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Abdo is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Total Knee Replacement, ... (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 an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, knee problems, and joint injections. Dr. Morris 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. Before completing his residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Dr. Morris attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. He 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. Ronald Gary Hayter, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1831 N Belcher Road, Suite E2; E2
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Hayter works as an orthopedist in Clearwater, FL and Palm Harbor, FL. Dr. Hayter has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Hayter trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Hip Resurfacing, Tendonitis, Hip Arthroscopy, Shoulder ... (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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