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We found 4 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver near Tallahassee, FL.

Dr. Peter Edward Loeb, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1911 Miccosukee Road
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Peter Loeb is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Loeb include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Loeb honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Loeb obtained his medical school training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Lower ... (Read more)

Dr. Ralph Spencer Stoetzel III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1911 Miccosukee Road
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Ralph Stoetzel is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Stoetzel is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Osteoporosis, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Neck Problems, Arthritis, Spine Problems, Replacement ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3334 Capital Medical Boulevard; Suite 400
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Aaron Guyer works as an orthopedist in Tallahassee, FL. He attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. He has indicated that his clinical interests include foot problems and ankle problems. Dr. Guyer is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3334 Capital Medical Boulevard; Suite 400
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Garrison Rolle's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Rolle include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Rolle's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and 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.