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We found 8 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Health Alliance Plan near Saint Clair Shores, MI.

Dr. Mona Khater, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
36975 Utica Road; Suite 102
Clinton Twp, MI
 

Dr. Mona Khater works as a family practice physician. Her areas of expertise include the following: gynecological problems, warts, and cryotherapy. She is affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Dr. Khater accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Alliance Plan (HAP), and more. After attending Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Khater completed her residency training at Doctors' Hospital of Michigan. In addition to English, Dr. Khater (or staff) speaks Arabic and German.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Warts, Cryosurgery, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Weight Loss, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Susan J Van Dellen, DO
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
17900 23 Mile Road; Suite 303
Grosse Pointe, MI
 

Dr. Susan Vandellen's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. She is especially interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, polymyositis, and rheumatoid arthritis. She is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Vandellen's education and training includes medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Vandellen average 3.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Amerigroup, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Polymyositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Vasculitis, X-Rays

Dr. Glenn J Minster, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
45441 Heydenrich
Saint Clair Shores, MI
 

Dr. Glenn Minster is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Saint Clair Shores, MI, Macomb, MI, and Wyandotte, MI. His areas of expertise include bone pain, scoliosis, and spinal pain. His professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and Henry Ford Health System. Dr. Minster attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Minster honors AARP, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Bone Pain, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Scoliosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan Michael Afsari, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
22101 Moross Road; Suite 214
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Alan Afsari sees patients in Grosse Pointe, MI and Detroit, MI. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a special interest in hip replacement, pelvic surgery, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Afsari is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He is affiliated with St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Fractures, Arthritis, Musculoskeletal Surgery, Hip Replacement, Hip Surgery, Bloodless ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Tyson Perry, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
45441 Heydenrich
Saint Clair Shores, MI
 

Dr. Richard Perry, who practices in Saint Clair Shores, MI and Macomb, MI, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Perry graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Perry include shoulder surgery, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Perry honors. Dr. Perry is affiliated with St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and Henry Ford Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Sports Health, Shoulder Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey John Carroll, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
19701 Vernier; Suite 150
Harper Woods, MI
 

Dr. Jeffrey Carroll's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Carroll include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and hip surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Carroll is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU) for residency. Dr. Carroll is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Lanny Stuart Foster
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
19230 Mack Avenue
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
 

Dr. Lanny Foster's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Foster include hammer toe, endocrine diseases (hormone disorders), and pain management. Dr. Foster's hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John's Hospital, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. He trained at Hospital for Special Surgery for his residency. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Fractures, Laser Surgery, Ankle Surgery, Ankle Reconstruction, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Addiction Medicine, Internal Medicine
21420 Harper Avenue; Suite 2
Saint Clair Shores, MI
 

Dr. Bharat Patel practices addiction medicine in Saint Clair Shores, MI. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include diabetes, hospice (end-of-life care), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital. He attended medical school at Grant Medical College. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Hypertension, ... (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.