We found 11 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions All Copay near Pembroke Pines, FL.

Dr. Michael J Swartzon, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
4741 South University Drive; Suite 140
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Michael Swartzon works as a family practice physician and sports medicine specialist in Coral Gables, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. He graduated from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Swartzon is especially interested in knee problems, arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He speaks Hebrew. Dr. Swartzon is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Neck ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
10794 Pines Boulevard; Suite 104
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Babak Sheikh is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Sheikh is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his professional training, Dr. Sheikh completed a residency program at Montefiore Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Sheikh (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Persian. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West. Dr. Sheikh is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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Dr. Brad Kenneth Cohen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
20601 E Dixie Highway; Suite 330
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Brad Cohen specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Cohen accepts 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 the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Cohen (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
20601 E Dixie Highway; Suite #330
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Jerry Sher is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Sher is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Sher trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Sher speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Daniel Abraham Sheldon, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
601 N Flamingo Road; Suite 213
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Sheldon is an orthopedist in Pembroke Pines, FL. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include knee problems, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and hip arthroscopy. Dr. Sheldon's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar and Memorial Hospital West. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Sheldon is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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Dr. Steven Gorin, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
21097 Ne 27th Court; Suite 350
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Steven Gorin practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Gorin completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Gorin's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Gorin speaks Spanish. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Carl Christopher Eierle, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
601 N Flamingo Road; Suite 101
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Carl Eierle sees patients in Plantation, FL and Pembroke Pines, FL. His medical specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include knee problems, shoulder problems, and hip resurfacing. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. Dr. Eierle honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego, Dr. Eierle attended Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. Dr. Eierle (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Hip Resurfacing, Arthritis, Hip Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
20295 Ne 29th Place; #300
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Jon Donshik's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Donshik's average patient rating is 1.5 stars out of 5. 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. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Donshik speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Tumor, Osteoporosis, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
601 N Flamingo Road; Suite 316
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. David Padden is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Pembroke Pines, FL and Lighthouse Point, FL. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Padden is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
21000 Ne 28th Avenue; Suite 200
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Thesselon Monderson specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Miami, FL, Aventura, FL, and Miramar, FL. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Monderson accepts. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Monderson's office for an appointment. After completing medical school at Howard University College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Howard University Hospital. Dr. Monderson (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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Dr. Randolph B Cohen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Sports Medicine
1150 N 35th Avenue; Suite 345
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Randolph Cohen is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric sports medicine. He works in Hollywood, FL. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cohen accepts. He has received distinctions including Boca Raton Super Doctors and South Florida Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Tumor, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow ... (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.