We found 19 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 is a family medicine practitioner in Tampa, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Coris is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include concussion, biceps tendon injury, and dislocation. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine, he performed his residency at St. Vincent's Medical Center, Jacksonville. Dr. Coris 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: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Ankle Problems, Arthritis, Sprains, Knee ... (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's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Cronen's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in spinal deformity and cervical (neck) spine problems. His professional affiliations include Florida Medical Clinic and Tampa General Hospital (TGH). Dr. Cronen honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University, Dr. Cronen attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Charles Cole Nofsinger, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
13330 Usf Laurel Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Charles Nofsinger is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Nofsinger attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at Hospital for Special Surgery for his residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Nofsinger include ankle sprain, hip injury, and neck problems. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Nofsinger takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He speaks Swedish. Dr. Nofsinger is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). 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)

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

Dr. Alfred Hess' medical specialty is hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Hess's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and performed his residency at Tampa General Hospital and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 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.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Mark Allen Mighell, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
13020 N Telecom Parkway N.
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Mark Mighell is an orthopedist. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and a graduate of Naval Medical Center Portsmouth's residency program. Clinical interests for Dr. Mighell include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Mighell honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Mighell (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, 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)

Dr. David Leffers, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
13330 Usf Laurel Drive; Stc 3rd Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. David Leffers specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Tampa, FL. Dr. Leffers's education and training includes medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, ankle sprain, and hip injury. The average patient rating for Dr. Leffers is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Leffers 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 professionally 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. David J Schulak, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
13701 Bruce B Downs Boulevard; Suite 115
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. David Schulak is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include knee problems, spine problems, and hip problems. Dr. Schulak attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Schulak trained at Summa Akron City Hospital, Akron Children's Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Schulak's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Juan S Uribe, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
12901 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Juan Uribe's area of specialization is neurosurgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include scoliosis, spinal cord injuries, and neuropathic pain. Dr. Uribe is professionally affiliated with 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. Dr. Uribe is accepting new patients. After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He has received distinctions including Best Research Abstract, Annual SOLAS Meeting and Plantinum Annual Research Award, University of South Florida.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

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

Dr. Mary Ann Gardner, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
13000 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Mary Gardner specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Celebration, FL and Tampa, FL. She has a special interest in arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. She is affiliated with James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). Dr. Gardner takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee 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, who practices in Lutz, FL and Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedic trauma, adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery, and sports medicine. He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include knee problems, radial keratotomy, and ganglion cyst. Dr. Chan is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Chan attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chan 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.

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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
12901 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Freeman's specialty is neurosurgery. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Freeman include scoliosis, laminectomy, and bulging disc. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Freeman accepts. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency 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. Dr. Freeman's professional affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He is accepting 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. Stephen John Raterman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
14547 Bruce B Downs Boulevard; Suite C
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Raterman's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Raterman graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), hip arthroscopy, and sports health. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Raterman honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Florida Medical Clinic, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
13020 Telecom Parkway N
Temple Terrace, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Bernasek specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and practices in Temple Terrace, FL and Tampa, FL. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Bernasek's areas of clinical interest consist of knee problems and hip problems. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Bernasek is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
13020 N Telecom Parkway
Temple Terrace, FL
 

Dr. Kenneth Gustke's medical specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Gustke average 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Gustke honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gustke is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Hip Problems, Replacement Arthroplasty

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

Dr. Christopher Grayson is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Grayson include knee problems, knee replacement, and total joint replacement. Dr. Grayson 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. After completing medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Grayson's professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Femur Fracture, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Arthritis, Knee ... (Read more)

Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
13020 N Telecom Parkway
Temple Terrace, FL
 

Dr. Michael Clare is a specialist in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Clare graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: foot problems and ankle problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Clare honors 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: Fractures, Ankle Problems, Arthritis, Foot Problems, Replacement Arthroplasty, Trauma

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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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