We found 6 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept MyBlue Silver 1603 near Orange City, FL.

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Specializes in Other, Rheumatology
70 Fox Ridge; Suite B
Debary, FL
 

Dr. Sanjiv Kapil practices rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases). Dr. Kapil is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. He studied medicine at Maulana Azad Medical College. His medical residency was performed at the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada. Patient reviews placed Dr. Kapil at an average of 4.0 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. Kapil honors.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Dermatomyositis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Fibromyalgia, Lower Back ... (Read more)

Dr. Royce E Hood Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1053 Medical Center Drive; Suite 101
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Royce Hood is an orthopedic surgeon in Deland, FL, Orange City, FL, and Lake Mary, FL. On average, patients gave Dr. Hood a rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Emory University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center and Grady Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout

All Interests: Arm Fracture, Femur Fracture, Revision Elbow Arthroplasty, Fibula Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Tibia ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas J Brodrick, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1053 Medical Center Drive; Suite 101
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Brodrick's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and National Naval Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Brodrick average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Brodrick is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Arm Fracture, Femur Fracture, Fibula Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Tibia Fracture, Wrist ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark W Hollmann, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1053 Medical Center Drive; Suite 101
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Mark Hollmann specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Deland, FL, Orange City, FL, and Lake Mary, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hollmann studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Hollmann is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout

All Interests: Arm Fracture, Femur Fracture, Fibula Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Tibia Fracture, Wrist Fracture, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Alfredo Angel Pegoraro, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
2877 Wellness Avenue
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Alfredo Pegoraro is a nephrologist in Orange City, FL and Deland, FL. After attending National University of Cordoba Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pegoraro takes. Dr. Pegoraro is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gout

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Kidney Stones, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen M Reed, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1053 Medical Center Drive; Suite 101
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Reed is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave Dr. Reed an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Reed's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout

All Interests: Arm Fracture, Femur Fracture, Fibula Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Tibia Fracture, Wrist Fracture, Knee ... (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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