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We found 30 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's specialty is family medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Finkelstein is a graduate of West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Largo Medical Center for residency. Dr. Finkelstein (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Finkelstein 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. Eugenia R Rullan-Bidot, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
612 Druid Road E
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Eugenia Rullanbidot's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among her clinical interests: back pain, trigger point injections, and fibromyalgia. Dr. Rullanbidot is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Monmouth Medical Center for residency. Dr. Rullanbidot is conversant in 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 practices adult rheumatology. The average patient rating for Dr. Rosen is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rosen's areas of expertise include back pain, trigger point injections, and fibromyalgia. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital for residency. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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 works as a general internist. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, pap test, and anemia. Dr. Anlas accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. 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 General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
9555 Seminole Boulevard; Suite 104
Seminole, FL
 

Dr. Ingrid Zumaran's specialties are family medicine, general internal medicine, and geriatrics (elderly care). She practices in Seminole, FL. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She trained at Lutheran Medical Center for residency. Dr. Zumaran (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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. Apurva Bharat Shah, MPH, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
13220 Belcher Road; Suite 11
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Apurva Shah's specialty is general internal medicine. His average rating from his patients is 1.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shah takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. His professional affiliations include 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 is a Largo, FL physician who specializes in family medicine. He graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Largo Medical Center. 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. Howard is affiliated with 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. Robert Louis Digiovanni, DO
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
13644 Walsingham Road
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Robert Digiovanni is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He works in Largo, FL. His education and training includes medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Largo Medical Center. 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. Digiovanni 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. Susan Leesa Zito, MPH, DO
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
13644 Walsingham Road
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Susan Zito practices adult rheumatology. The average patient rating for Dr. Zito is 4.0 stars out of 5. She is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center and Morton Plant Hospital. 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. She studied medicine at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Zito trained at Largo Medical Center.

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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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. King is affiliated with Largo Medical Center. After attending A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Largo Medical Center. She takes 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: 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 specialty is family medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Urich speaks French. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center. He studied medicine at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Urich average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Urich 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.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

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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 is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Morris include back pain, knee problems, and joint injections. Dr. Morris is affiliated with Largo Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Wake Forest University Baptist 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 a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Cottrell 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. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating 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. Dr. Cottrell is open to 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. These areas are among Dr. Herrick's clinical interests: foot problems, hand problems, and wrist problems. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He 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. Before performing his residency at Ochsner Medical Center, Dr. Herrick attended West Virginia University School of Medicine and West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school.

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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 is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Zuerndorfer 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zuerndorfer include knee problems, carpal tunnel syndrome, and laser surgery. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Zuerndorfer is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He 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. Christopher James Koebbe, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
2250 Drew Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Koebbe specializes in spine surgery and neurosurgery. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Koebbe's areas of expertise include the following: scoliosis, brain aneurysm, and skull base surgery. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital. Dr. Koebbe is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

All Interests: Lamina Procedures, Neuroendoscopy, Spine Reconstruction, Radiculopathy, Scoliosis, Compression ... (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.