We found 10 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Humana Platinum 500/Tampa Bay HUMx near Palm Harbor, FL.

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Dr. Antony G Sankoorikal, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2655 State Road 580; Suite 201
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Antony Sankoorikal is a rheumatologist in Clearwater, FL. He attended Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Sankoorikal has a special interest in fibromyalgia, lupus, and arthritis. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sankoorikal accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Malayalam. He is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital and BayCare Physician Partners.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Lupus, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Dr. Tatiana Pavlovna Nagibina, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
32615 Us Highway 19 N; Suite 2
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Tatiana Nagibina specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Palm Harbor, FL. She is conversant in Russian. These areas are among her clinical interests: trigger point injections, lupus, and shoulder problems. Dr. Nagibina's professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. She attended medical school at Minsk State Medical Institute. She is an in-network provider 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: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Bone Density Test, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Shoulder Problems, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ananda Som, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
30522 Us Highway 19 N; Suite 109
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Ananda Som sees patients in Palm Harbor, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Som's clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), trigger point injections, and holter monitoring. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Som is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Maulana Azad Medical College and then he performed his residency at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. Dr. Som (or staff) speaks Bengali and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gordon H Zuerndorfer, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2924 Bethany Place
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Gordon Zuerndorfer is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Clearwater, FL. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center and Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Zuerndorfer's clinical interests include knee problems, carpal tunnel syndrome, and laser surgery. Dr. Zuerndorfer is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zuerndorfer takes. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, arthritis, gout

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Foot Surgery, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Implant Surgery, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Richmond Whiddon, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 409
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. David Whiddon specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and practices in Clearwater, FL, Trinity, FL, and Safety Harbor, FL. He has a special interest in knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Whiddon 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. He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and the University of Virginia School of Medicine and a graduate of Naval Medical Center Portsmouth's residency program. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
559 Austin Drive
Tarpon Springs, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Messer's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Tarpon Springs, FL, Largo, FL, and Clearwater, FL. Dr. Messer attended Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Dalhousie University for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: trigger point injections, cervical (neck) spine problems, and lumbar fusion. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Messer is affiliated with Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Spinal Procedures, Fractures, Back Problems, Lower ... (Read more)

Dr. John H Shim, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3890 Tampa Road; Suite 202
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. John Shim is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Shim's areas of expertise include knee problems, lumbar laminectomy, and cervical (neck) spine problems. He is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Before completing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Shim attended medical school at State University of New York (SUNY). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Lumbar Laminectomy, Auto Injuries, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Implant Surgery, Spinal ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
36413 Us Highway 19 N
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Ioannis Pappou specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Tampa, FL, Palm Harbor, FL, and Temple Terrace, FL. Dr. Pappou (or staff) speaks Spanish, Greek, and German. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pappou include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), tendon transfer, and tendon repair. His professional affiliations include Largo Medical Center, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. After completing medical school at Technical University Munich, Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. Patients gave Dr. Pappou an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Tendon Transfer, Fractures, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher William Grayson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
36413 Us Highway 19 N
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Grayson is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Palm Harbor, FL and Temple Terrace, FL. His areas of expertise include knee replacement, casting (cast application), and revision arthroplasty (joint revision). Dr. Grayson's professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Grayson attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Femur Fracture, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Revision Arthroplasty, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ronald Brian Williams, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
37026 Us Hwy 19 N.
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Williams' area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: steroid injections, amputation, and carpal tunnel surgery. Dr. Williams has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Peninsula Hospital Center. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Leg Fracture, Elbow Pain, Wrist Fracture, Shoulder Fracture, Auto Injuries, Elbow 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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