We found 23 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO near Temple Terrace, FL.

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Dr. Eric E Coris, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
13330 Usf Laurel Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Eric Coris' area of specialization is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Coris include concussion, biceps tendon injury, and dislocation. Dr. Coris is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. Vincent's Medical Center, Jacksonville. The average patient rating for Dr. Coris is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Ankle Problems, Arthritis, Sprains, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. John D Carter, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
12901 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
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)

Dr. Charles Cole Nofsinger, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
13330 Usf Laurel Drive
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. Geoffrey Alan Cronen, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
14547 Bruce B Downs Boulevard; Suite C
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Geoffrey Cronen is a spine surgeon and orthopedist. Dr. Cronen has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. In his practice, he is particularly interested in spinal deformity and cervical (neck) spine problems. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Florida Hospital Tampa, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, and Florida Medical Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Cervical Spine Problems, Spinal Deformity, Arthritis, Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
13020 N Telecom Parkway
Temple Terrace, FL
 

Dr. Alfred Hess, who practices in Temple Terrace, FL, Tampa, FL, and Brandon, FL, is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Hess's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. He is professionally affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Hess's training includes residency programs at Tampa General Hospital and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 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.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Hand ... (Read more)

Dr. David Leffers, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
13330 Usf Laurel Drive; Stc 3rd Floor
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. Mary Ann Gardner, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
13000 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Mary Gardner, who practices in Celebration, FL and Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Her clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Gardner completed her residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Gardner is professionally affiliated with James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH).

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. David J Schulak, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
13701 Bruce B Downs Boulevard; Suite 115
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. David Schulak's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Schulak graduated from Yale School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Summa Akron City Hospital, Akron Children's Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. In his practice, Dr. Schulak focuses on knee problems, spine problems, and hip problems. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schulak has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Knee Problems, Arthritis, Spine Problems, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Replacement Arthroplasty

Dr. Thomas B Freeman, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
12901 Bruce B Downs 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
12901 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
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. Timothy Charles Epting, DO
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
13020 N Telecom Parkway
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Timothy Epting is a foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Epting trained at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in foot surgery, injuries, and arthritis. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Epting 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. He is affiliated with Tampa Community Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Foot Surgery, Fractures, Ankle Surgery, Arthritis, Injuries

Dr. Stephen John Raterman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
14547 Bruce B Downs Boulevard; Suite C
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Raterman's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Raterman has indicated that his clinical interests include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), hip arthroscopy, and sports health. His professional affiliations include Florida Hospital Tampa, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, and Florida Medical Clinic. He is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia for his residency. Dr. Raterman has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Mark Allen Mighell, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
13020 N Telecom Parkway N.
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. Mlk Jr. 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)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
13020 N Telecom Pkway
Temple Terrace, FL
 

Dr. Ioannis Pappou specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Tampa, FL, Palm Harbor, FL, and Temple Terrace, FL. Dr. Pappou (or staff) speaks Spanish, Greek, and German. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pappou include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), tendon transfer, and tendon repair. His professional affiliations include Largo Medical Center, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. After completing medical school at Technical University Munich, Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. Patients gave Dr. Pappou an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts 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: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Tendon Transfer, Fractures, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher William Grayson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
13020 N Telecom Parkway
Temple Terrace, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Grayson is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Palm Harbor, FL and Temple Terrace, FL. His areas of expertise include knee replacement, casting (cast application), and revision arthroplasty (joint revision). Dr. Grayson's professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Grayson attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network 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: Femur Fracture, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Revision Arthroplasty, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (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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