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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 sees patients in Lake Mary, FL and Debary, FL. His medical specialty is rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases). Patient reviews placed Dr. Kapil at an average of 3.5 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. Kapil honors. He is a graduate of Maulana Azad Medical College and a graduate of the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada's residency program. Dr. Kapil is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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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 works as an orthopedic surgeon in Deland, FL, Orange City, FL, and Lake Mary, FL. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before completing his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center and Grady Memorial Hospital, Dr. Hood attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. 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, Revision Elbow Arthroplasty, Fibula Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Tibia ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mark Hollman practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Deland, FL, Orange City, FL, and Lake Mary, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hollman is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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

Dr. Thomas Brodrick, who practices in Lake Mary, FL and Orange City, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Brodrick attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and National Naval Medical Center for residency. 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. Stephen M Reed, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1053 Medical Center Drive; Suite 101
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Reed's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Reed is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Reed takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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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 specializes in adult nephrology. Dr. Pegoraro accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at National University of Cordoba Faculty of Medical Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Pegoraro trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gout

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Nephrotic Syndrome, Kidney Stones, Hyperparathyroidism, Hypertension, ... (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.