We found 13 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Gold Compass HSA 1600 near Saint Petersburg, FL.

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Dr. Akila Ananthakrishnan Iyer, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
218 Pasadena Avenue S; Suite 218
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Akila Ananthakrishnan is an internist. She is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital. She 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. Dr. Ananthakrishnan attended Stanley Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at UPMC Shadyside. In addition to English, she speaks Tamil and Malayalam.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Flu Shot, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Thyroid ... (Read more)

Dr. Bhanuprasad J Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5520 9th Street N
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Bhanuprasad Patel's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise consist of high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), arthritis, and coronary artery disease. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at M.P. Shah Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Patel completed residency programs at VA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and BayCare Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Arthritis, High Cholesterol, Coronary Artery Disease

Dr. Richard Thomas Herrick, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4820 Park Boulevard North
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Richard Herrick is a Pinellas Park, FL physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include foot problems, hand problems, and wrist problems. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Herrick honors. Before performing his residency at Ochsner Medical Center, Dr. Herrick attended West Virginia University School of Medicine and West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Neck Pain, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Anthony Albert specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Albert takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia for medical school, he completed his residency training at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Children's Hospital Boston. In addition to English, he speaks French. He is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Leg Fracture, Arm Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, Shoulder Fracture, Elbow Fracture, ACL ... (Read more)

Dr. Hazem Fuad Al Andary, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
1839 Central Avenue
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Hazem Al-Andary specializes in adult hospital medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Al-Andary (or staff) speaks Lebanese and Arabic. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Al-Andary include hospital care. He is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Al-Andary attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Al-Andary takes Coventry, TRICARE, United Healthcare HSA, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis, High Cholesterol, Heart Failure, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive ... (Read more)

Dr. Rafat S Nashed, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5880 49th Street North; Suite 104
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Rafat Nashed's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In his practice, Dr. Nashed focuses on total joint replacement and orthopedic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and BayCare Health System. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Nashed trained at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Nashed (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis

All Interests: Leg Fracture, Arm Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Shoulder Fracture, Elbow Fracture, ACL Injury, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Kurt C Hirshorn, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4600 4th Street N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Kurt Hirshorn is an orthopedist. His education and training includes medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and residency at Atlanta Medical Center. Dr. Hirshorn's areas of expertise include hip replacement, knee problems, and arthroscopic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Hirshorn average 4.5 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 is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Harish J Patel, MD
Specializes in Other, Neurology
5649 49th Street N
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Harish Patel is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Patel's education and training includes medical school at Medical College Baroda and residency at Howard University Hospital. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. He is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Dizziness, Radiculopathy, Head Injury, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Elbow Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ahmad Reza Reza Nematbakhsh, DO
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5880 49th Street N.; Suite 104
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Ahmadreza Nematbakhsh's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Nematbakhsh 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. He attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis

All Interests: Leg Fracture, Arm Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Kyphoplasty, Wrist Fracture, Sports Health, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Vijaya L Cherukuri, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine, Geriatrics
218 Pasadena Avenue S
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Vijaya Cherukuri is a specialist in adult hospital medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She works in Saint Petersburg, FL and Gulfport, FL. Her clinical interests include depression, heart problems, and hernia. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cherukuri graduated from Andhra Medical College and Rangaraya Medical College and then she performed her residency at Long Island College Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Cherukuri (or staff) speaks Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Flu Shot, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Abdominal Paracentesis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Burns, ... (Read more)

Dr. Felix Jorge Hernandez, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4500 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Felix Hernandez, who practices in Saint Petersburg, FL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Hernandez attended St. George's University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Bergen Regional Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Amerigroup, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and BayCare Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , gout

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Atrial Fibrillation, Musculoskeletal Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kirk W Jobe, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
603 Seventh Street South; Suite 540
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Kirk Jobe's specialty is neurosurgery. Dr. Jobe's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jobe include back pain, brain surgery, and minimally invasive spine surgery. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Health System, and Northside Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Jobe obtained his medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

All Interests: Lamina Procedures, Neuroendoscopy, Artificial Disc Replacement, Spine Reconstruction, ... (Read more)

Joseph Henry Strickland
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
225 2nd Avenue North
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Strickland's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Strickland include bunion surgery, foot problems, and trigger point injections. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Tampa Community Hospital, and BayCare Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , gout

All Interests: Plantar Fasciitis, Bunion Surgery, Fibromyalgia, Ingrown Nails, Bone Problems, Ankle Problems, ... (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.
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