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Dr. John D Carter, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
5802 N. 30th Street, Tampa; Floor 33613
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. John Carter is a specialist in adult rheumatology. His areas of expertise consist of osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Carter attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Carter trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for his 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. Carter takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: Outstanding Faculty Research Award, USF Health; America's Most Compassionate Doctors Award; and Patients' Choice Recognition Award. Dr. Carter's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis, gout, ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Rheumatic Diseases, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2605 W Swann Avenue; Suite 600
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Leni Kramer is an adult rheumatologist in Tampa, FL. Before completing her residency at Jacobi Medical Center, Dr. Kramer attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include fibromyalgia, joint injections, and lupus. On average, patients gave Dr. Kramer a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Kramer is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, gout

All Interests: Fibromyalgia, Gout, Arthritis, Lupus, Joint Problems, Pain, Joint Injections

Dr. Charles Barry Craythorne, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
613 S Magnolia Avenue; Suite 1
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Charles Craythorne, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Craythorne is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Craythorne is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Craythorne attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Craythorne (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and German.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Charles Nofsinger's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Nofsinger include ankle sprain, hip injury, and sports health. He is rated highly 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. Nofsinger takes. Dr. Nofsinger is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Hospital for Special Surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Swedish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). Dr. Nofsinger is open to 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. Edward Henry George Becker III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1155 S Dale Mabry Highway; Suite 8
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Edward Becker is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Becker is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include strains, arthroscopic surgery, and pain. He 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 the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Dr. Becker speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with South Florida Baptist Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and Winter Haven Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Bursitis, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Strains, Arthroscopic ... (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' areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, ankle sprain, and hip injury. Dr. Leffers is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Before performing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Leffers attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Leffers is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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. Thomas B Freeman, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
17 Davis Medical Building; 17 Davis Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Freeman practices neurosurgery in Tampa, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: scoliosis, laminectomy, and bulging disc. Dr. Freeman has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Freeman 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). His practice is open to 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. 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. His areas of expertise include scoliosis, spinal cord injuries, and thoracic herniated disc. Dr. Uribe's professional affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Uribe trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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. Uribe has received professional recognition including the following: Best Research Abstract, Annual SOLAS Meeting and Plantinum Annual Research Award, University of South Florida. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

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

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

Dr. Mark Mighell is an orthopedic surgeon. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mighell 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. Before performing his residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Dr. Mighell attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Mighell (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French. Dr. Mighell is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, St. Joseph Children's Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (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 works as an orthopedic trauma specialist, orthopedic reconstructive surgeon, and sports medicine specialist in Lutz, FL and Tampa, FL. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Chan attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Chan's areas of expertise include knee problems, radial keratotomy, and ganglion cyst. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 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, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Chan's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and BayCare Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, arthritis

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

Dr. Michael A Wasylik, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2919 W Swann Avenue; Suite 201
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Michael Wasylik practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After completing medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine, Dr. Wasylik performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Clinical interests for Dr. Wasylik include knee problems, scoliosis, and knee replacement. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Wasylik's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Scoliosis, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Ankle Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Lee Greene, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2727 W. Dr. M.l. King Jr. Boulevard, Tampa Medical Tower; Suite 560
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Greene is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests encompass microsurgery, hand problems, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Greene graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Greene's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Women's Hospital and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Microsurgery, Wrist Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott Eric Goldsmith, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4541 S. Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Scott Goldsmith's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Goldsmith trained at Lenox Hill Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: pain, carpal tunnel surgery, and sports health. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Goldsmith's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Florida Baptist Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and Winter Haven Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, arthritis, gout

All Interests: Sports Health, Bursitis, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Strains, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Dean Watson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4541 South Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Watson is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include strains, arthroscopic surgery, and pain. Dr. Watson honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. He is affiliated with South Florida Baptist Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and St. Joseph's Hospital - North.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Bursitis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Joint Surgery, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. William George Carson Jr., MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
3006 Azeele Street
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. William Carson is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Tampa, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Carson include knee problems, arthritis, and sports health. Dr. Carson is affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Carson attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthritis

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

Dr. Arthur Walling specializes in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Walling is especially interested in foot problems and ankle problems. He is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Walling is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Walling is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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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