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We found 10 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Medicare near Columbia, MD.

Dr. Paul Alan Gertler, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4801 Dorsey Hall Drive; Suite 226
Ellicott City, MD
 

Dr. Paul Gertler specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Ellicott City, MD. Dr. Gertler's clinical interests include general care and rheumatoid arthritis. His professional affiliations include MedStar Health and Howard County General Hospital. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center and Union Memorial Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Gertler average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gertler takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors and Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern Virginia Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rheumatic Diseases, Arthritis, General Care

Dr. James Richard Bellor Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
5450 Knoll North Drive; Suite 215
Columbia, MD
 

Dr. James Bellor is an adult rheumatology specialist in Columbia, MD. Dr. Bellor attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Wilford Hall Medical Center for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bellor include general care and rheumatoid arthritis. The average patient rating for Dr. Bellor is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He is professionally affiliated with Howard County General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rheumatic Diseases, Arthritis, General Care

Dr. Khurram Pervaiz, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
10710 Charter Drive; Suite 300
Columbia, MD
 

Dr. Khurram Pervaiz is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. His clinical interests include tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), shoulder fracture, and elbow arthroscopy. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Pervaiz takes Medicare insurance. After attending the University of the Punjab and King Edward Medical University for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Pervaiz has received the following distinction: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Rising Stars. Dr. Pervaiz (or staff) speaks Urdu and Punjabi. Dr. Pervaiz is affiliated with Howard County General Hospital and LifeBridge Health.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, shoulder arthritis

All Interests: Shoulder Fracture, Elbow Arthroscopy, Elbow Problems, Joint Surgery, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Ira Dean Gelb, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
10700 Charter Drive; Suite 100
Columbia, MD
 

Dr. Ira Gelb practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gelb's clinical interests include meniscus repair, ACL reconstruction, and shoulder fracture. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Gelb trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Howard County General Hospital and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. Dr. Gelb welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, shoulder arthritis

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, Shoulder Fracture, Ultrasound, Hip Fracture, Elbow Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Francis Mess Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
10700 Charter Drive; Suite 100
Columbia, MD
 

Dr. Charles Mess' specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Columbia, MD and Olney, MD. Clinical interests for Dr. Mess include arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and sports health. His professional affiliations include Howard County General Hospital and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Patient reviews placed Dr. Mess at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Medicare insurance. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Hip Fracture, Joint Surgery, Total Hip Replacement, Bone Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel C.H. Tang, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
10700 Charter Drive; Suite 100
Columbia, MD
 

Dr. Daniel Tang is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Tang is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include meniscus repair, ACL reconstruction, and knee arthritis. He is professionally affiliated with Howard County General Hospital, Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. He takes Medicare insurance. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Tang's office for an appointment. He attended medical school at Howard University College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Howard University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, osteoarthritis

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Hip Fracture, Joint Surgery, Bone ... (Read more)

Seth A Rubensteine
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8860 Columbia 100 Parkway; Suite 101
Columbia, MD
 

Dr. Seth Rubenstein's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine), foot & ankle surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Rubenstein's clinical interests include sports health. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Rubenstein is affiliated with Inova Fair Oaks Hospital and MedStar Health. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Surgical Procedures, Arthritis, Sports Injuries, Foot Problems

Dr. James Richard Kunec, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Other
11055 Little Patuxent Parkway; Columbia Medical Center Suite L-1
Columbia, MD
 

Dr. James Kunec is an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. His areas of expertise include the following: meniscus repair, jaw problems, and hand fracture. Dr. Kunec is affiliated with Howard County General Hospital, MedStar Montgomery Medical Center, and Laurel Regional Hospital. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Hip Problems, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Hip ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Daniel Bullock, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
11055 Little Patuxent Parkway; Suite L-1
Columbia, MD
 

Dr. Mark Bullock is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before performing his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Dr. Bullock attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bullock include arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and total joint replacement. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Bullock is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Howard County General Hospital and Laurel Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

All Interests: Hip Problems, Hip Fracture, Joint Surgery, Bone Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
9501 Old Annapolis Road; Suite 220
Ellicott City, MD
 

Dr. Robert McKinstry specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. McKinstry include hip replacement, knee replacement, and joint pain. He is affiliated with Union Memorial Hospital & Extended Care Unit. Dr. McKinstry is in-network for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After completing medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Union Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Joint Pain, Hip Revision, Joint Infection, Arthritis, Musculoskeletal Surgery, Hip Replacement, ... (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.