We found 8 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept BlueCare Everyday Health 1485 near Tampa, FL.

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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 works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Tampa, FL. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Leffers's areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, ankle sprain, and hip injury. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leffers honors. Dr. Leffers obtained his medical school training at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Charles Nofsinger practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Tampa, FL. Dr. Nofsinger is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: ankle sprain, hip injury, and neck problems. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Nofsinger attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hospital for Special Surgery for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Swedish. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He welcomes 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. Mark Allen Mighell, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
909 N Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Mark Mighell is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Mighell (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, German, and French. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Dr. Mighell attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth for residency. His average patient rating is 4.0 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. Mighell honors.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Juan Uribe practices neurosurgery in Tampa, FL. Dr. Uribe's areas of expertise include the following: scoliosis, spinal cord injuries, and neuropathic pain. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. 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. His education and training includes medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Uribe has received the following distinctions: Best Research Abstract, Annual SOLAS Meeting and Plantinum Annual Research Award, University of South Florida. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). Dr. Uribe is accepting 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 practices orthopedic trauma, adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery, and sports medicine in Lutz, FL and Tampa, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chan's clinical interests include knee problems, radial keratotomy, and ganglion cyst. He takes 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 the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). In addition to English, Dr. Chan speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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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 Benedict Freeman, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
17 Davis Medical Building; 17 Davis Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Freeman is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in neurosurgery. His areas of expertise include the following: scoliosis, laminectomy, and bulging disc. Patients rated Dr. Freeman highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. 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. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Freeman completed a residency program at NYU Langone Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 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. Dr. Freeman's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He welcomes new patients.

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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 practices pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. Kortright trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico for residency. His areas of expertise consist of knee problems, scoliosis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Kortright's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Steven Lyons is a specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He works in Tampa, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include knee problems and hip problems. Dr. Lyons accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine 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)

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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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