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Dr. William Henry Minnix, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1615 Pasadena Avenue S; Suite 430
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. William Minnix practices general internal medicine in Saint Petersburg, FL and South Pasadena, FL. Dr. Minnix's areas of expertise include thyroid problems, heart problems, and liver disease. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. 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. Dr. Minnix graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Minnix completed a residency program at Shands Jacksonville Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Dr. Tim Paul Carlson, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1615 Pasadena Avenue S; Suite 430
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Tim Carlson sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL and South Pasadena, FL. His medical specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Carlson include thyroid problems, heart problems, and liver disease. He is affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Health Sciences Antigua. He trained at Bayfront Medical Center for his residency. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Carlson 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.

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Dr. Pedro J Morales, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2191 9th Avenue N; Suite 220
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Pedro Morales practices family medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include minor surgery, sleep apnea, and diabetes. Dr. Morales's hospital/clinic affiliations include Palms of Pasadena Hospital and Northside Hospital (Georgia). Dr. Morales honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

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Dr. Jorge Antonio Rodriquez Jr., MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
603 7th Street South; Suite 450
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Rodriguez is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Rodriguez's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, heart problems, and knee ligament injury. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Atlanta Medical Center, Dr. Rodriguez attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Rodriguez (or staff) speaks Spanish, Vietnamese, and Greek. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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Dr. Robert L Swiggett Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4600 4th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Robert Swiggett works as an orthopedic surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee replacement, knee ligament injury, and sports health. Dr. Swiggett honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Dartmouth Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Tufts Medical Center and New England Baptist Hospital. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Dr. Thomas Michael Mixa, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5959 Central Avenue; Suite 101
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Mixa is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mixa include knee problems, hallux valgus (big toe bunion), and sports health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. 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. Mixa's education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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Dr. Richard Thomas Herrick, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4820 Park Boulevard N
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Richard Herrick is a physician who specializes in hand surgery, foot & ankle surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include foot problems, hand problems, and wrist problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Herrick accepts. He attended medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine and West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at Ochsner Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Herrick (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Bardmoor Surgery Center, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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Dr. Steven Brian Warren, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
1615 Pasadena Avenue South
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Steven Warren is an adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery specialist in Pinellas Park, FL, Largo, FL, and Saint Petersburg, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Warren include knee problems, knee replacement, and sports health. Dr. Warren's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. Dr. Warren takes 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 New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dr. Warren attended Yale School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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Dr. Anthony Stanek Albert, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
5880 49th Street North; Suite 104
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Anthony Albert is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Albert speaks French. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthritis, and sports health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bardmoor Surgery Center, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. After completing medical school at Medical College of Georgia, he performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and Children's Hospital. Dr. Albert takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Arthritis, MRI

Dr. Kurt C Hirshorn, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
603 7th Street South; Suite 450
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Kurt Hirshorn is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Hirshorn is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Hirshorn include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. 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. Dr. Hirshorn attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Atlanta Medical Center. Dr. Hirshorn (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Lao and Spanish. Dr. Hirshorn is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, arthritis

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Robin M Davis
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
6600 34th Avenue N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Robin Katz's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Dr. Katz's areas of expertise include arthritis and bunions. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Katz accepts. Her training includes a residency program at Mount Sinai Medical Center. She speaks Russian. Her professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and BayCare Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Arthritis, Bunions, Foot Problems

Dr. Venkata G Budharaju, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2763 1st Avenue N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Venkata Budharaju specializes in adult endocrinology. The average patient rating for Dr. Budharaju is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Budharaju include menopause, migraine, and depression. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. Dr. Budharaju 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 a graduate of Osmania Medical College and a graduate of Pennsylvania Hospital's residency program. Dr. Budharaju (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, arthritis

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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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