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's specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Gertler's education and training includes medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and residency at George Washington University Medical Center and Union Memorial Hospital. His areas of expertise include general care and rheumatoid arthritis. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. Dr. Gertler has received distinctions including Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors and Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern Virginia Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include MedStar Health and Howard County General Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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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 practices adult rheumatology. Dr. Bellor's areas of expertise include general care and rheumatoid arthritis. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, Dr. Bellor performed his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. 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 works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), shoulder fracture, and elbow arthroscopy. Dr. Pervaiz is in-network for Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at the University of the Punjab and King Edward Medical University. He completed his residency training 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 languages: Urdu and Punjabi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Howard County General Hospital and LifeBridge Health.

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Relevant Interests: , 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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Columbia, MD and Olney, MD. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: meniscus repair, ACL reconstruction, and shoulder fracture. Dr. Gelb is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Gelb is affiliated with Howard County General Hospital and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , 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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Columbia, MD and Olney, MD. 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. Dr. Mess's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and sports health. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He 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. Mess's office for an appointment.

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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 an orthopedic surgeon in Columbia, MD, Burtonsville, MD, and Gaithersburg, MD. His clinical interests include meniscus repair, ACL reconstruction, and knee arthritis. Dr. Tang is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at Howard University College of Medicine, Dr. Tang performed his residency at Howard University Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Howard County General Hospital, Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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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
8860 Columbia 100 Parkway; Suite 101
Columbia, MD
 

Dr. Seth Rubenstein works as a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rubenstein's clinical interests encompass sports health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, MedStar Health, and Reston Hospital Center. Dr. Rubenstein takes Medicare insurance. He is accepting new patients. He trained at Peninsula Hospital Center for residency.

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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 a medical specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: meniscus repair, jaw problems, and hand fracture. His professional affiliations include Howard County General Hospital, MedStar Montgomery Medical Center, and Laurel Regional Hospital. Dr. Kunec obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Kunec is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for 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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and total joint replacement. Dr. Bullock is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, United Healthcare POS, and more. Dr. Bullock is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Maryland Medical Center's residency program. He is affiliated with 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's medical specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. McKinstry graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Union Memorial Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. McKinstry include hip replacement, knee replacement, and joint pain. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McKinstry honors. He is professionally affiliated with Union Memorial Hospital & Extended Care Unit. Dr. McKinstry welcomes new patients.

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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.