We found 17 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. Patient ratings for Dr. Gertler average 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Gertler include general care and rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Gertler is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at George Washington University Medical Center and Union Memorial Hospital, Dr. Gertler attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Gertler has received distinctions including Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors and Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern Virginia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with MedStar Health and Howard County General Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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 rheumatologist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Bellor at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in general care and rheumatoid arthritis. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Bellor graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Wilford Hall Medical Center. He is affiliated with Howard County General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis, Rheumatic Diseases, 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 medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pervaiz include tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), shoulder fracture, and elbow arthroscopy. Dr. Pervaiz is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of the Punjab and King Edward Medical University and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Distinctions awarded to Dr. Pervaiz include: Baltimore Top Doc and Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Rising Stars. Dr. Pervaiz (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is affiliated with Howard County General Hospital and LifeBridge Health. Dr. Pervaiz is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, shoulder arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Fracture, Shoulder Revision, Elbow Arthroscopy, Wrist Replacement, Wrist ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott Lee Silverstein, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
10710 Charter Drive; Medical Pavilion at Howard County Suite 300
Columbia, MD
 

Dr. Scott Silverstein's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Silverstein's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include shoulder surgery, knee surgery, and total hip replacement. His professional affiliations include Howard County General Hospital and LifeBridge Health. He accepts Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University, Dr. Silverstein attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Silverstein has received professional recognition including the following: Baltimore Top Doc.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Hip Fracture, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jason Andrew Stein, MD
Specializes in Acupuncture, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9501 Old Annapolis Road; Suite 220
Ellicott City, MD
 

Dr. Jason Stein is an acupuncturist and orthopedic surgeon. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: shoulder problems and elbow problems. MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stein honors. Before completing his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Dr. Stein attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Rising Stars. Dr. Stein is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan Henry Dunn, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
700 Geipe Road; Suite 265
Catonsville, MD
 

Dr. Jonathan Dunn, who practices in Catonsville, MD and Baltimore, MD, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Dunn include shoulder surgery, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Dunn attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is professionally affiliated with LifeBridge Health.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Sports Health, Tennis Elbow, Ankle Problems, Hip Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ira Gelb's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Gelb attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: meniscus repair, shoulder fracture, and partial hip resurfacing. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gelb is in-network for Medicare insurance. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Howard County General Hospital and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gelb's office for an appointment.

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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. Lawrence Shin, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9501 Old Annapolis Road; Suite 220
Ellicott City, MD
 

Dr. Lawrence Shin's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Shin graduated from Harvard Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Shin completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His areas of expertise include the following: back injuries, spinal pain, and herniated disc. Dr. Shin's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His professional affiliations include MedStar Health and Howard County General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Shin's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Tumor, Hip Problems, Radiculopathy, Osteoporosis, Cervical Radiculopathy, Neck Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kenneth Robert Means Jr., MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9501 Old Annapolis Road; Suite 220
Ellicott City, MD
 

Dr. Kenneth Means is a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Patient ratings for Dr. Means average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Union Memorial Hospital & Extended Care Unit. He is an in-network provider for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Means obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed his residency at Union Memorial Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Golden Apple Teaching Award.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Albert John Folgueras, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
413 Commonwealth Avenue
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Albert Folgueras is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Folgueras is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Aetna, and Medicaid. He attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for his residency. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Folgueras is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. James Christiaan Dreese, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
9501 Old Annapolis Road; Suite 220
Ellicott City, MD
 

Dr. James Dreese is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among Dr. Dreese's clinical interests: meniscus repair, ACL reconstruction, and knee injury. He is affiliated with Union Memorial Hospital & Extended Care Unit. He is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Dreese trained at Hospital for Special Surgery for his residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Dreese's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Pain, Sports Health, Shoulder Dislocation, Elbow Problems, Shoulder 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. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and sports health. Dr. Mess has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Mess is affiliated with Howard County General Hospital and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. His practice is open to 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 sees patients in Columbia, MD, Burtonsville, MD, and Gaithersburg, MD. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include meniscus repair, ACL reconstruction, and knee arthritis. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Tang is in-network for Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at Howard University College of Medicine and residency at Howard University Hospital. His professional affiliations include Howard County General Hospital, Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. Dr. Tang has an open panel.

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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)

Dr. Joseph Michael Layug, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
11055 Little Patuxent Parkway; Suite L1
Columbia, MD
 

Dr. Joseph Layug, who practices in Laurel, MD and Columbia, MD, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and sports health. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Layug is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Layug trained at Georgetown University Hospital. He is affiliated with Howard County General Hospital and Laurel Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Hip Fracture, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Total ... (Read more)

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 average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kunec's clinical interests include meniscus repair, jaw problems, and hand fracture. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at George Washington University Medical Center, Dr. Kunec attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Howard County General Hospital, MedStar Montgomery Medical Center, and Laurel Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Robert McKinstry works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. After attending Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, Dr. McKinstry completed his residency training at Union Memorial Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: hip replacement, knee replacement, and joint pain. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. McKinstry takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Union Memorial Hospital & Extended Care Unit. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Joint Pain, Hip Revision, Joint Infection, Arthritis, Orthopedic Surgery, Hip Replacement, 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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