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We found 10 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 02/100 near Sarasota, FL.

Dr. William Francis Bennett, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1250 S Tamiami Tr; Suite 303
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. William Bennett is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Sarasota, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Bennett's education and training includes medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). His average patient rating is 4.0 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. Bennett's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. John Timothy Moor, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2446 S Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. John Moor practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Sarasota, FL. He is conversant in Spanish. Before completing his residency at Oschner Clinic Foundation, Dr. Moor attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Dr. Moor's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Moor honors. Dr. Moor is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2750 Bahia Vista Street; Suite 100
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Randall Morgan works as an orthopedic surgeon in Sarasota, FL. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Morgan accepts. He studied medicine at Howard University College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Morgan trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. Edward John Stolarski, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
6050 Cattleridge Boulevard; Suite 201
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Edward Stolarski works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. These areas are among Dr. Stolarski's clinical interests: knee problems, shoulder problems, and hip problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Stolarski is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Stolarski studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Stolarski trained at Temple University Hospital.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1950 Arlington Street; Suite 111
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Brian Schofield is an orthopedist. He graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Schofield honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6050 Cattleridge Boulevard; Suite 201
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Gary Shapiro specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Shapiro is a graduate of Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1921 Waldemere Street; Suite 609
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Donald Slevin specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Slevin 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 graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then he performed his residency at Maricopa Medical Center.

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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5831 Bee Ridge Road, Suite 200; Suite 200
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Sforzo works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Sforzo is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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Dr. Michael Justin Gordon, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery
2750 Bahia Vista Street; Suite 100
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Michael Gordon is a hand surgeon. Dr. Gordon honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1921 Waldemere Street; Suite 610
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. David Sugar's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Sugar studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 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.

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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.