We found 28 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept BlueOptions Everyday Health 1423 near Largo, FL.

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

Dr. Allen Finkelstein specializes in family medicine and practices in Seminole, FL and Largo, FL. Dr. Finkelstein (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. He 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. Patient ratings for Dr. Finkelstein average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Finkelstein accepts 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

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

Dr. Eugenia Rullanbidot is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Rullanbidot is a graduate of Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Rullanbidot trained at Monmouth Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include the following: back pain, trigger point injections, and fibromyalgia. Patient ratings for Dr. Rullanbidot average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rullanbidot accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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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's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Dr. Rosen speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include back pain, trigger point injections, and fibromyalgia. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Apurva Shah specializes in general internal medicine. Patients gave Dr. Shah an average rating of 1.0 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Largo Medical Center and Morton Plant Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah takes. Dr. Shah attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Topiwala National Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center. Dr. Shah (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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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's specialty is family medicine. 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 graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Largo Medical Center. Dr. Howard's hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Skin Cancer, Heart Problems, Minor Surgery, Urinalysis, Physical Exams, ... (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. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, pap test, and anemia. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Anlas honors. Dr. Anlas graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed 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 Leesa Zito, MPH, DO
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
13644 Walsingham Road
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Susan Zito works as a rheumatologist. Dr. Zito is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center and Morton Plant Hospital. Before completing her residency at Largo Medical Center, Dr. Zito attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zito takes.

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Relevant Interests: , gout

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

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

Dr. Ingrid Zumaran's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Zumaran (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Czech, and Slovak. Dr. Zumaran is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. She trained at Lutheran Medical Center for residency. Dr. Zumaran honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

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

Dr. Robert Digiovanni's specialty is adult rheumatology. He accepts 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 A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Digiovanni performed his residency at Largo Medical Center. His 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. Norman Urich, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
1762 N Fort Harrison Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Norman Urich is a family practice physician. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Urich accepts. He attended medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Urich speaks French. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

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Dr. Bansal
Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Mohit Bansal is a pediatric sports medicine, complementary and alternative medicine, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Clearwater, FL and Largo, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bansal include knee problems, sports health, and shoulder problems. 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. Dr. Bansal graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Bansal (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Bansal's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Countryside Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal ... (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 specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Morris include back pain, knee problems, and joint injections. Patient ratings for Dr. Morris average 2.5 stars out of 5. 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. 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. Gordon Howard Zuerndorfer, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1831 N Belcher Road; Suite G-1
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Gordon Zuerndorfer sees patients in Clearwater, FL. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zuerndorfer include knee problems, carpal tunnel syndrome, and laser surgery. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center and Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Zuerndorfer is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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

Dr. William Cottrell works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Cottrell is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He attended the University of Florida College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. 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. Cottrell has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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Dr. Christopher James Koebbe, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
2250 Drew Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Koebbe works as a spine surgeon and neurosurgeon in Clearwater, FL and Tampa, FL. Dr. Koebbe has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include scoliosis, brain aneurysm, and skull base surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Koebbe trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

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

Dr. Richard Herrick is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise consist of foot problems, hand problems, and wrist problems. Dr. Herrick is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena 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. He studied medicine at West Virginia University School of Medicine and West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Herrick completed a residency program at Ochsner Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, arthritis

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