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We found 9 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept MyBlue Gold 1605 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. Dr. Swartzon is especially interested in knee problems, arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He speaks Hebrew. His professional affiliations include 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 a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Lauderdale Lakes, FL, Miramar, FL, and Pompano Beach, FL. Dr. Sheikh (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital West. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his professional training, Dr. Sheikh completed a residency program at Montefiore Medical Center. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Sheikh takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Sheikh's distinctions include: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Brad Cohen is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Cohen include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Cohen graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Cohen (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Daniel Sheldon's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Sheldon's clinical interests include knee problems, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and hip arthroscopy. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Patient ratings for Dr. Sheldon average 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors 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 Dr. Sheldon's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Jerry Sher specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Aventura, FL and North Miami, FL. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Sher is conversant in Spanish. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Carl Eierle specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and practices in Plantation, FL and Pembroke Pines, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, shoulder problems, and hip resurfacing. Dr. Eierle is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and performed his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. Dr. Eierle (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Eierle's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Steven Gorin sees patients in Aventura, FL. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Gorin attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Gorin's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Thesselon Monderson's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Miami, FL, Aventura, FL, and Miramar, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Monderson average 3.5 stars out of 5. 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 takes. He is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Howard University College of Medicine and performed his residency at Howard University Hospital. Dr. Monderson (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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 practices pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric sports medicine in Hollywood, FL. 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. His distinctions include: Boca Raton Super Doctors and South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Cohen's professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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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.