We found 17 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO near Temple Terrace, FL.

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

Dr. Eric Coris practices family medicine. Dr. Coris's areas of expertise include concussion, biceps tendon injury, and dislocation. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at St. Vincent's Medical Center, Jacksonville. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 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. Dr. Coris's practice is open to new patients.

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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 sees patients in Tampa, FL. His medical specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Cronen at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Cronen focuses on spinal deformity and cervical (neck) spine problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cronen honors. He attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. Dr. Cronen is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic and Tampa General Hospital (TGH).

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Cervical Spine Problems, Spinal Deformity, Arthritis, Spine 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 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
13330 Usf Laurel Drive
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
13020 N Telecom Parkway N.
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)

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

Dr. Alfred Hess works as a hand surgeon and orthopedist. His areas of clinical interest consist of arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hess 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 Cincinnati College of Medicine, Dr. Hess performed his residency at Tampa General Hospital and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Juan Santiago Uribe, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
12901 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
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. David J Schulak, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
13701 Bruce B Downs Boulevard; Suite 115
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. David Schulak is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before performing his residency at Summa Akron City Hospital, Akron Children's Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Schulak attended Yale School of Medicine. His areas of clinical interest consist of knee problems, spine problems, and hip problems. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Schulak 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. He 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. 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 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
12901 Bruce B Downs 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. Stephen John Raterman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
14547 Bruce B Downs Boulevard; Suite C
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Raterman is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Raterman is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Raterman completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Areas of expertise for Dr. Raterman include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), hip arthroscopy, and sports health. Dr. Raterman 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. Raterman takes. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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's specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests encompass knee problems and hip problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bernasek accepts. He attended medical school at 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 specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Gustke graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Gustke average 4.0 stars out of 5. He 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: 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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Grayson attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school. He has a special interest in knee problems, knee replacement, and total joint replacement. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His 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 foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Temple Terrace, FL and Tampa, FL. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. Dr. Clare's areas of expertise include foot problems and ankle problems. He is rated 5.0 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.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Fractures, Ankle Problems, Arthritis, Foot Problems, Replacement Arthroplasty, Trauma

Dr. Gerald Edward Alexander Trey III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
14547 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Gerald Alexander, who practices in Wesley Chapel, FL, Zephyrhills, FL, and Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Alexander's clinical interests encompass knee arthroscopy and fractures (broken bones). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alexander takes. Dr. Alexander is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthritis, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Outpatient Care, Knee ... (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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