We found 11 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 sees patients in Coral Gables, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. His medical specialties are family medicine and sports medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, leg problems, and arthritis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. Dr. Swartzon accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Swartzon attended medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. He speaks Hebrew.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
10794 Pines Boulevard
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. He obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. On average, patients gave Dr. Sheikh a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sheikh 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 professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital West. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Jerry Sher is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Aventura, FL and North Miami, FL. Dr. Sher 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. He is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program. He is conversant in 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. Carl Christopher Eierle, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
601 N Flamingo Road; Suite 101
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Carl Eierle works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. Dr. Eierle's areas of expertise consist of knee problems, shoulder problems, and hip resurfacing. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. He 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 is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and a graduate of Naval Medical Center San Diego's residency program. Dr. Eierle (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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)

Dr. Sophia Esther Deben, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
20601 E. Dixie Highway; Orthopaedic Specialists of Miami Beach
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Sophia Deben is a foot and ankle surgeon and orthopedist. Dr. Deben's areas of expertise include bunion surgery, foot ulcers, and hammer toe. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at the University of Missouri Health System, a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), and a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland, Dr. Deben attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Deben is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Ankle Fusion, Knee Pain, Shoulder Pain, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Ankle ... (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 an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Cohen include 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 takes. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Cohen attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Cohen (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Daniel Sheldon specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Pembroke Pines, FL. He speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sheldon include knee problems, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and hip arthroscopy. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar and Memorial Hospital West. Before performing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Sheldon attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sheldon is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Steven Gorin is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Aventura, FL. After completing medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Gorin 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. Dr. Gorin is conversant in Spanish. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Thesselon Monderson is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Monderson accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Howard University Hospital, Dr. Monderson attended Howard University College of Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Monderson (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole. Dr. Monderson is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West. He welcomes new patients.

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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 is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric sports medicine. He takes 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 the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Cohen include: Boca Raton Super Doctors and South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Cohen is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3702 Washington Street; Suite 101
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. David Krant is a hand surgeon and orthopedist. His areas of expertise include the following: pain and arthritis. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Krant is a graduate of Harvard Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Pain, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Arthritis, Hand Problems

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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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