We found 16 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida near New Port Richey, FL.

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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 practice physician. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Greenfield's areas of expertise include the following: alcohol abuse, nutrition counseling, and hepatitis. 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. Greenfield studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University Community Hospital, Tampa. He is conversant in 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. Alfred Shih-Tai Lee, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5307 Main Street; Suite 105
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Alfred Lee's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee accepts. Before completing his residency at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center and Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Portland, Dr. Lee attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Rajesh V Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1162 Alternate Hwy 19 N.
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Rajesh Patel's area of specialization is general internal medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: hypertension (high blood pressure), arthritis, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel accepts. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for his residency.

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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 works as a family practitioner in New Port Richey, FL and Richey, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Herndon include emphysema, menopause, and immunization (preventive vaccines). He accepts 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 A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Largo Medical Center's residency program. 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 is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He works in Brooksville, FL and Port Richey, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include arthritis. Dr. Zaidi takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Adam Jacob Grunbaum, DO
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
9238 U.s. Highway 19
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Adam Grunbaum specializes in adult rheumatology. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Spring Hill. He graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Largo Medical Center. Patients rated Dr. Grunbaum highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. 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: , 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 specializes in general internal medicine and practices in New Port Richey, FL and Trinity, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, sinusitis (sinus infection), and osteoporosis. Dr. Desai is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Desai speaks Gujarati.

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

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

Dr. Veselin Stoyanov's medical specialty is family medicine. He attended medical school at Medical University of Sofia. Dr. Stoyanov's training includes a residency program at Southside Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and general care. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Stoyanov (or staff) is conversant in Bulgarian and Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis, General Care

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

Dr. Florenda Fortner works as a general internist and geriatrician in New Port Richey, FL. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Fortner is 2.5 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. Fortner takes.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

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

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

Dr. Ian Adam is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

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

Dr. David Richmond Whiddon, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
2044 Trinity Oaks Boulevard; Suite 110
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. David Whiddon works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. Dr. Whiddon is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He trained at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth for his residency. His areas of clinical interest consist of knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Whiddon is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Arthritis, Hip ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Peter Candelora's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Candelora has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors 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: 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 is a pulmonologist in New Port Richey, FL and Trinity, FL. Dr. Desai's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Desai include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). 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 attended Medical College Baroda for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Aaron Mates is a foot and ankle surgeon and orthopedist. Dr. Mates is in-network 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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Donovan is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin 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. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and residency at McLaren Regional Medical Center.

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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. Dr. Zafar accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. For his professional training, Dr. Zafar completed 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: Hallux Valgus, Orthotics, Cryosurgery, 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.
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