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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, who practices in Ellicott City, MD, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. He attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Gertler's medical residency was performed at George Washington University Medical Center and Union Memorial Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: general care and rheumatoid arthritis. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. Dr. Gertler's distinctions include: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors and Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern Virginia Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include MedStar Health and Howard County General Hospital. He welcomes 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 in Columbia, MD. His areas of expertise include the following: general care and rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Bellor is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. Dr. Bellor's education and training includes medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and residency 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, 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 practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Baltimore, MD, Catonsville, MD, and Columbia, MD. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pervaiz include tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), shoulder fracture, and elbow arthroscopy. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Pervaiz accepts Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at the University of the Punjab and King Edward Medical University and residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He has received professional recognition including the following: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Rising Stars. Dr. Pervaiz (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Punjabi. Dr. Pervaiz's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Columbia, MD and Olney, MD. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gelb include meniscus repair, ACL reconstruction, and shoulder fracture. Dr. Gelb has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with Howard County General Hospital and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. He is accepting 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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Mess include arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and sports health. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Mess accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Mess's education and training includes medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 is an orthopedic surgeon. He is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine. Dr. Tang trained at Howard University Hospital for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: meniscus repair, ACL reconstruction, and knee arthritis. Dr. Tang has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with Howard County General Hospital, Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Rubenstein's areas of expertise include sports health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Inova Fair Oaks Hospital and MedStar Health. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. For his professional training, Dr. Rubenstein completed a residency program at Peninsula Hospital Center.

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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's medical specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Kunec's clinical interests: meniscus repair, jaw problems, and hand fracture. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kunec trained at George Washington University Medical Center. He is affiliated with 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)

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

Dr. Mark Bullock's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bullock include arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and total joint replacement. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He is professionally 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 works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. His clinical interests include hip replacement, knee replacement, and joint pain. Dr. McKinstry is professionally affiliated with Union Memorial Hospital & Extended Care Unit. He obtained his medical school training at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at Union Memorial Hospital. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. McKinstry is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has an open panel.

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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.