We found 5 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept United Healthcare near Ocala, FL.

Dr. Thomas William Wright Jr., MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2300 Se 17th Street; Suite 500
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Wright is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wright include carpal tunnel surgery, elbow pain, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Wright is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). He 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. After attending the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Wright completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA); Dean's List All Quarters of Attendance in College; and Phi Sigma (Biology Honor Society).

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Bradford Duke, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2300 Se 17th Street; Suite 500
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. James Duke is an orthopedic surgeon. The average patient rating for Dr. Duke is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Duke is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Duke's training includes a residency program at Shands at the University of Florida. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Raul Alfonso Rodas, DO
Specializes in Neurosurgery
1234 Se Magnolia Extension; Unit 1
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. Raul Rodas is a specialist in neurosurgery. He works in Mary, FL, Lake Mary, FL, and Ocala, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Rodas average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rodas honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He studied medicine at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Rodas completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Rodas is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

All Interests: Laminotomy, Laminoplasty, Neuroendoscopy, Spine Reconstruction, Radiculopathy, Scoliosis, Brain ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2685 Sw 32nd Place; Suite 400
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Manseau's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Manseau is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
1234 Southeast Magnolia Extension; Unit 1
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. Samuel Agnew specializes in orthopedic trauma and practices in Sanford, FL and Ocala, FL. Dr. Agnew is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, gout

All Interests: Arm Fracture, Femur Fracture, Fibula Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Tibia Fracture, PCL Injury, 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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