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We found 13 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept BlueCare Essential Health S1451 near Pompano Beach, FL.

Dr. Daniel Grobman, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Sports Medicine
729 E Atlantic Boulevard
Pompano Beach, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Grobman's medical specialty is family medicine, osteopathic manipulative medicine, and sports medicine. Dr. Grobman has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Grobman include headache, electromyography (EMG), and knee pain. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Sparrow Hospital for residency. Dr. Grobman is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Knee Pain, Radiculopathy, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Neuromuscular Disorders, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2701 North East 14th Street Causeway; Suite 5, Pembroke Pines, Floor 33026
Pompano Beach, 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. Jonathan Chad Levy, MD
Specializes in Other
5597 N. Dixie Highway
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Jonathan Levy studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Dr. Levy's areas of expertise consist of shoulder problems and elbow problems. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. David Harrison Gilbert, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5301 North Dixie Highway; Suite 203
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. David Gilbert is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gilbert include hand problems, wrist problems, and elbow problems. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Gilbert is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Gilbert's hospital/clinic affiliations include Broward Health Imperial Point, Holy Cross Hospital, and Broward Health North. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Hand Problems, Pain, Replacement ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan Stuart Routman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5601 N Dixie Highway; Suite #210
Oakland Park, FL
 

Dr. Alan Routman is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Oakland Park, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Routman attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Michael Thomas Reilly, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5301 N. Dixie Highway; Suite 203
Ft Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Michael Reilly specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Reilly include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Broward Health Imperial Point, and Broward Health Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Reilly average 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1821 Ne 25th Street
Lighthouse Point, FL
 

Dr. Ricardo Matos is a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. In addition to English, Dr. Matos speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Broward Health Medical Center. He is a graduate of Ponce School of Medicine. Dr. Matos's medical residency was performed at Methodist Hospital of Indiana and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. He honors 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: Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Neck Problems, Arthritis, Spine Problems, Pain, Osteoporosis, Trauma

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5597 North Dixie Highway
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Domingo Delgado-Garcia practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Fort Lauderdale, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. 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: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1821 Ne 25th Street
Lighthouse Point, FL
 

Dr. Dominic Kleinhenz works as an orthopedist. Dr. Kleinhenz is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and osteoporosis. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kleinhenz attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Robert Patrick Norton, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
280 Natura Avenue
Deerfield Beach, FL
 

Dr. Robert Norton is a spine surgeon and orthopedist. Dr. Norton is professionally affiliated with Broward Health. Dr. Norton 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. Norton is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Neck Problems, Arthritis, Spine Problems, Cancer, Minimally ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5597 N. Dixie Highway
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Verano Hermida specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Hermida has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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 studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1821 Ne 25th Street
Lighthouse Point, FL
 

Dr. David Padden, who practices in Pembroke Pines, FL and Lighthouse Point, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Padden is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5597 N Dixie Highway
Oakland Park, FL
 

Dr. Martin Roche practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Oakland Park, FL. On average, patients gave Dr. Roche a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include knee problems. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Boca Raton Super Doctors and South Florida Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Osteoporosis, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement ... (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.