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We found 11 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept BlueCare All Copay 1565 near Port Richey, FL.

Dr. Adam Scott Greenfield, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
10806 Us Hwy 19; Suite 102a
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Adam Greenfield's area of specialization is family medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Greenfield's areas of expertise include alcohol abuse, cryotherapy, and nutrition counseling. He is professionally affiliated with Family Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at the University Community Hospital, Tampa. Dr. Greenfield has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Cryosurgery, Auto Injuries, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alfred Shih-Tai Lee, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5307 Main Street; Suite 105
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Alfred Lee specializes in general internal medicine and practices in New Port Richey, FL. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee honors. Before completing his residency at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center and Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Portland, Dr. Lee attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Depression, Headache, Heartburn, Dizziness, Osteoporosis, Bursitis, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rajesh Vinodchandra Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1162 Alternate Hwy 19 N.
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Rajesh Patel is an internist. Dr. Patel has a special interest in hypertension (high blood pressure), arthritis, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). He 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. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ).

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Hypertension, Arthritis, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Farrukh Zaidi, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
8029 Washington Street
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Farrukh Zaidi is an adult rheumatology specialist in Brooksville, FL and Port Richey, FL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include arthritis. He attended Sindh Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY) for residency. Dr. Zaidi is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Zaidi 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: Arthritis, Rheumatic Diseases

Dr. Adam Jacob Grunbaum, DO
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
9238 U.s. Highway 19
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Adam Grunbaum specializes in adult rheumatology. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. 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. Grunbaum obtained his medical school training at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Largo Medical Center. Dr. Grunbaum is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Bursitis, Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Lupus, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Wegener's Granulomatosis

Dr. David Lawrence Herndon, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
7633 Cita Ln; New Port
Richey, FL
 

Dr. David Herndon sees patients in New Port Richey, FL and Richey, FL. His medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Herndon is a graduate of A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Largo Medical Center's residency program. These areas are among his clinical interests: emphysema, menopause, and immunization (preventive vaccines). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Access Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Immunization, Hypertension, Arthritis, High Cholesterol, General Care, Asthma, Menopause, ... (Read more)

Dr. Veselin Stoyanov Stoyanov, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
7633 Cita Lane
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Veselin Stoyanov's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Stoyanov has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and general care. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending Medical University of Sofia for medical school, Dr. Stoyanov completed his residency training at Southside Hospital. Dr. Stoyanov (or staff) speaks Bulgarian and Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis, General Care

Dr. Ian Adam, MS, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5323 Grand Boulevard
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Ian Adam's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Adam takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

All Interests: Immunization, Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity, Osteoarthritis

Dr. Nilesh Bharat Desai, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8140 Picton Way; Suite #102
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Nilesh Desai is a general internist. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Desai include diabetes, sinusitis (sinus infection), and osteoporosis. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He speaks Gujarati.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Pneumonia, Diabetes, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter David Candelora, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5145 Deer Park Drive
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Peter Candelora is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in New Port Richey, FL. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Candelora attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Candelora is rated 4.5 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, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

All Interests: Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, Ankle Fracture, Elbow Arthroscopy, Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bharat M Desai, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
8140 Picton Way; Suite 102
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Bharat Desai's specialty is adult pulmonology. Dr. Desai's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Desai include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Desai takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Desai attended medical school at Medical College Baroda. For Dr. Desai's professional training, Dr. Desai completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Immunization, Bronchoscopy, Hypertension, Lung Problems, Diabetes, Excision of Skin Lesion, ... (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.