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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 has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bennett include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Bennett is open to new patients. Before completing his 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), Dr. Bennett attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

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

Dr. John Moor's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He studied medicine at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Moor completed a residency program at Oschner Clinic Foundation. Patient ratings for Dr. Moor average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Moor takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He 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, who practices in Sarasota, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine. Dr. Morgan's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. In addition to English, Dr. Morgan speaks 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 is an adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery specialist in Sarasota, FL. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Temple University Hospital. In Dr. Stolarski's practice, he is particularly interested in knee problems, shoulder problems, and hip problems. Dr. Stolarski has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Donald Slevin is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before performing his residency at Maricopa Medical Center, Dr. Slevin attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He 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.

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

Dr. Brian Schofield specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Sarasota, FL. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Schofield has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Christopher Sforzo practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Sarasota, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sforzo attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Gary Shapiro practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Sarasota, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. Dr. Shapiro studied medicine at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Shapiro takes 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 610
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. David Sugar is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Sarasota, FL. Patients gave him an average 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sugar graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Hand Surgery
2750 Bahia Vista Street; Suite 100
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Michael Gordon's specialty is hand surgery. He studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gordon takes.

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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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