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We found 4 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Medicare Advantage near Olney, MD.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3305 North Leisure World Boulevard
Silver Spring, MD
 

Dr. Warren Ferris is an adult rheumatology specialist. Dr. Ferris graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Georgetown University Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. His areas of expertise include arthritis. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ferris is an in-network provider for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Shady Grove Adventist Hospital and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Evan Henry Argintar, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
18109 Prince Philip Drive
Olney, MD
 

Dr. Evan Argintar is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. His areas of expertise consist of joint reconstruction, arthroscopic surgery, and sports injuries. Dr. Argintar is affiliated with MedStar Health. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Argintar is in-network for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
18109 Prince Philip Drive; Suite 325
Olney, MD
 

Dr. John Delahay works as a pediatric orthopedist. Dr. Delahay has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is especially interested in musculoskeletal problems. He accepts several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Delahay obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Georgetown University Hospital. His distinctions include: Golden Apple Award; Magis Society of Master Teachers; and Peter Cyrus and Rose Dignan Rizzo Professorship (endowed chair). He is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Delahay's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Metabolic Bone Disease, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
18109 Prince Philip Drive; Suite 325
Olney, MD
 

Dr. Alison Kitay, who practices in Olney, MD and Chevy Chase, MD, is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Kitay trained at Hospital for Special Surgery for residency. These areas are among her clinical interests: shoulder surgery, hand problems, and wrist surgery. Dr. Kitay takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Wrist Surgery, Tendon Repair, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Elbow Problems, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder ... (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.