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 is a physician who specializes in family medicine and sports medicine. Dr. Swartzon's areas of expertise include knee problems, arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He honors 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. Dr. Swartzon completed his residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He speaks Hebrew. He is professionally 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)

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

Dr. Babak Sheikh's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Lauderdale Lakes, FL, Miramar, FL, and Pompano Beach, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Sheikh performed his residency 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 foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Persian. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West. 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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Sher attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He welcomes 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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. 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 attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Cohen (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole. He 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, who practices in Plantation, FL and Pembroke Pines, FL, is a medical specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Eierle (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, German, and Italian. He has a special interest in knee problems, shoulder problems, and hip resurfacing. Dr. Eierle is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. Dr. Eierle attended Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Naval Medical Center San Diego for residency. 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. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Hip Resurfacing, Arthritis, Hip 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 orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Sheldon is 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include knee problems, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and hip arthroscopy. Dr. Sheldon is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar and Memorial Hospital West. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Sheldon attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Aventura, FL. He attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gorin accepts. Dr. Gorin speaks Spanish. He welcomes new patients.

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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 works as a pediatric orthopedist and pediatric sports medicine specialist. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Cohen performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Boca Raton Super Doctors and South Florida Super Doctors.

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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. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Monderson is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Monderson welcomes 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 Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole.

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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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