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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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Sarasota, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bennett include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bennett honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bennett is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He trained 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) for residency. He has an open panel.

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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. Dr. Moor has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Oschner Clinic Foundation. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Moor welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Randall Morgan specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Morgan obtained his medical school training at Howard University College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He takes 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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Dr. Edward John Stolarski, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
6050 Cattleridge Boulevard; Suite 201
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Edward Stolarski's area of specialization is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Stolarski's areas of expertise consist of knee problems, shoulder problems, and hip problems. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Temple University Hospital for residency. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Stolarski accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, 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's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. Dr. Shapiro is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Brian Schofield sees patients in Sarasota, FL. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Schofield studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schofield honors.

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

Dr. Donald Slevin's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Slevin accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete 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's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Sforzo has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts 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 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College.

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

Dr. David Sugar works as an orthopedic surgeon in Sarasota, FL. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Sugar 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 is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine.

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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.