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We found 15 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida near New Port Richey, FL.

Dr. Alfred Shih-Tai Lee, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5307 Main Street; Suite 105
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Alfred Lee specializes in general internal medicine and practices in New Port Richey, FL. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center and Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Portland. Dr. Lee takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Depression, Headache, Heartburn, Dizziness, Osteoporosis, Bursitis, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Adam Scott Greenfield, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
10806 Us Hwy 19; Suite 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. Rajesh Vinodchandra Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1162 Alternate Hwy 19 N.
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Rajesh Patel is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include hypertension (high blood pressure), arthritis, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). 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. Patel attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ).

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Hypertension, Arthritis, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. David Lawrence Herndon, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
7633 Cita Ln; New Port
Richey, FL
 

Dr. David Herndon specializes in family medicine and practices in New Port Richey, FL and Richey, FL. Dr. Herndon's clinical interests include emphysema, menopause, and immunization (preventive vaccines). 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. 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 professionally affiliated with Access Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Immunization, Hypertension, Arthritis, High Cholesterol, General Care, Asthma, Menopause, ... (Read more)

Dr. Farrukh Zaidi, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
8029 Washington Street
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Farrukh Zaidi works as an adult rheumatologist in Brooksville, FL and Port Richey, FL. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Zaidi include arthritis. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Sindh Medical College, Dr. Zaidi performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY).

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Arthritis, Rheumatic Diseases

Dr. Veselin Stoyanov Stoyanov, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
7633 Cita Lane
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Veselin Stoyanov specializes in family medicine and practices in New Port Richey, FL and Trinity, FL. Dr. Stoyanov's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He has a special interest in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and general care. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Stoyanov is a graduate of Medical University of Sofia. For his professional training, Dr. Stoyanov completed a residency program at Southside Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Stoyanov (or staff) speaks Bulgarian and Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis, General Care

Dr. Ian Adam, MS, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5323 Grand Boulevard
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Ian Adam specializes in general internal medicine and practices in New Port Richey, FL. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Adam 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

All Interests: Immunization, Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity, Osteoarthritis

Dr. Adam Jacob Grunbaum, DO
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
9238 U.s. 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. Nilesh Bharat Desai, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8140 Picton Way; Suite #102
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Nilesh Desai works as a general internist. His areas of expertise include diabetes, sinusitis (sinus infection), and osteoporosis. Dr. Desai honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Desai is conversant in Gujarati.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Pneumonia, Diabetes, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Florenda Louise Fortner, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
5535 Grand Boulevard; Suite C
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Florenda Fortner's medical specialty is general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Fortner trained at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine for her residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Fortner average 2.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

All Interests: Dizziness, Osteoporosis, Urinary Incontinence, Parkinson's Disease, Hypertension, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter David Candelora, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5145 Deer Park Drive
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Peter Candelora's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Candelora is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts 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

All Interests: Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, Ankle Fracture, Elbow Arthroscopy, Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bharat M Desai, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
8140 Picton Way; Suite 102
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Bharat Desai works as a pulmonologist in New Port Richey, FL and Trinity, FL. These areas are among Dr. Desai's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Desai is rated highly by Dr. Desai's patients. Dr. Desai takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Desai obtained Dr. Desai's medical school training at Medical College Baroda and performed Dr. Desai's residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Immunization, Bronchoscopy, Hypertension, Lung Problems, Diabetes, Excision of Skin Lesion, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2165 Little Road
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Aaron Mates is a foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Trinity, FL and New Port Richey, FL. Dr. Mates is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama, Dr. Mates attended the University of South Alabama College of Medicine for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Ankle Fusion, Plantar Fasciitis, Bunion Surgery, Fractures, Ligament Problems, Ankle Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Patrick Donovan, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2165 Little Road
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. James Donovan works as an orthopedist in New Port Richey, FL and Trinity, FL. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at McLaren Regional Medical Center. Dr. Donovan is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Elbow Fracture, Hand Fracture, Bursitis, Wrist Surgery, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Total Knee ... (Read more)

Omair Zafar
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
6543 Madison Street
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Omair Zafar practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zafar honors. His training includes a residency program at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. Dr. Zafar (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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Relevant Interests: , gout

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Hallux Valgus, Orthotics, Plantar Fasciitis, Ankle Fracture, Hammer Toe, Plantar ... (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.