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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's specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Khater include gynecological problems, warts, and cryotherapy. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Alliance Plan (HAP). Dr. Khater graduated from Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Khater's training includes a residency program at Doctors' Hospital of Michigan. In addition to English, Dr. Khater (or staff) speaks Arabic and German. She is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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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. Dr. Vandellen is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She has indicated that her clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, polymyositis, and rheumatoid arthritis. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before performing her residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Vandellen attended A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. She is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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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's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Saint Clair Shores, MI, Macomb, MI, and Wyandotte, MI. Dr. Minster's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: bone pain, scoliosis, and spinal pain. He takes AARP, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Minster's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and Henry Ford Health System.

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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's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a special interest in hip replacement, pelvic surgery, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Afsari's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Afsari attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Carroll is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He obtained his medical school training at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). Areas of expertise for Dr. Carroll include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and hip surgery. Dr. Carroll is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with St. John's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Carroll's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Richard Perry practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: shoulder surgery, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. He is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and Henry Ford Health System. Dr. Perry studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Perry accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Lanny Foster works as a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon in Grosse Pointe, MI and Farmington, MI. His clinical interests include hammer toe, endocrine diseases (hormone disorders), and pain management. Dr. Foster accepts several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His training includes a residency program at Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Foster's professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John's Hospital, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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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's specialty is addiction medicine. He studied medicine at Grant Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include diabetes, hospice (end-of-life care), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital.

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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.