We found 9 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept BlueCare Everyday Health 1485 near Tampa, FL.

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Dr. Charles Cole Nofsinger, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
13220 Usf Laurel Drive Mdc106
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Charles Nofsinger's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Tampa, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Nofsinger is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nofsinger include ankle sprain, hip injury, and neck problems. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). Dr. Nofsinger is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery, Dr. Nofsinger attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He speaks Swedish.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Leffers, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
13220 Usf Laurel Drive Mdc106; Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. David Leffers' specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Tampa, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Leffers include arthroscopic surgery, ankle sprain, and hip injury. Dr. Leffers's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leffers accepts. He attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Leffers trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Leffers is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Leffers is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Juan S Uribe, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
7th Floor, Usf Department of Neurosurgery; 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Juan Uribe is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in neurosurgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Uribe include scoliosis, spinal cord injuries, and neuropathic pain. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Uribe is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Uribe completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Uribe has received professional recognition including the following: Best Research Abstract, Annual SOLAS Meeting and Plantinum Annual Research Award, University of South Florida. His professional affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). Dr. Uribe welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scoliosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. John Chi-Ching Chan, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
2727 Dr Martin Luther King Boulevard; Suite 320
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. John Chan specializes in orthopedic trauma, adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery, and sports medicine and practices in Lutz, FL and Tampa, FL. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Chan include knee problems, radial keratotomy, and ganglion cyst. Dr. Chan's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chan attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Radial Keratotomy, Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Implant Surgery, Shoulder Problems, Bone ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas B Freeman, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
17 Davis Medical Building; 17 Davis Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Freeman, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. Dr. Freeman has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: scoliosis, laminectomy, and bulging disc. His professional affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Freeman attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: The Molly & Bernard Sanberg Memorial Award, American Society of Neural Therapy and Repair; Best Doctors in America, US News and World Reports; and Top 1% of Neurosurgeons in the U.S., US News and World Reports.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Bone Spurs, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scoliosis, Spinal Instrumentation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Luis Edgardo Kortright, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4600 N Habana; Suite 6
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Luis Kortright is a medical specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kortright include knee problems, scoliosis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Kortright 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 the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. Dr. Kortright speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Women's Hospital and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Implant Surgery, Scoliosis, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Allen Mighell, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
909 N Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Mark Mighell's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before completing his residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Dr. Mighell attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Mighell's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mighell accepts. Dr. Mighell (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and French. Dr. Mighell is affiliated with St. Joseph's Women's Hospital and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
909 N. Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Steven Lyons' medical specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Lyons has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lyons include knee problems and hip problems. 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. Lyons attended medical school at Rush Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Pain, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4 Columbial Drive; Suite 710
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Arthur Walling is a foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. His areas of expertise include foot problems and ankle problems. Patients gave Dr. Walling an average rating of 4.0 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. Walling studied medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Arthritis, Cancer, Foot Problems, Metabolic Bone ... (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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