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We found 7 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept BlueCross BlueShield PPO/Trust near Southfield, MI.

Dr. Ilyes Benchaala, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1560 E Maple Road; Suite 200
Troy, MI
 

Dr. Ilyes Benchaala's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. He trained at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University for his residency. These areas are among Dr. Benchaala's clinical interests: myositis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Benchaala (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French. He is affiliated with Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Karmanos Cancer Center.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, gout

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Gout, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Myositis

Dr. Avery Amit Arora, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, General Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
37650 Professional Center; Suite 105a
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Avery Arora is a hand surgeon, general surgeon, and orthopedist. The average patient rating for Dr. Arora is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Arora include arthroscopic surgery, amputees, and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). Dr. Arora is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin and then he performed his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. He is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, and Botsford Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Wrist Surgery, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Jiab Hasan Suleiman, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6071 W Outer Drive; 1 Main
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Jiab Suleiman works as an orthopedist in Dearborn, MI, Canton, MI, and Wyandotte, MI. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Suleiman include bone pain, knee injury, and arthroplasty. He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Suleiman completed a residency program at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Dr. Suleiman is conversant in Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Detroit Medical Center (DMC), and Oakwood Hospital - Wayne.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Bone Pain, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Arthroplasty, Hip Injury, Musculoskeletal Problems, Arthritis, Knee ... (Read more)

Nsima M Usen, MPH
Specializes in Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery
20905 Greenfield Road; Suite 503
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Nsima Usen works as a reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgeon in Wyandotte, MI, Southfield, MI, and Oak Park, MI. Areas of expertise for Dr. Usen include bone pain, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and foot reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. For his residency, Dr. Usen trained at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. He speaks Igbo and Ibibio. Dr. Usen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Detroit Medical Center (DMC), and Oakwood Hospital - Taylor.

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Relevant Interests: , gout

All Interests: Bone Pain, Athlete's Foot, Fractures, Musculoskeletal Problems, Gout, Ankle Reconstruction, ... (Read more)

Mohammad Fayez Khalil
Specializes in Wound Care, Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery
20905 Greenfield Road; Suite 503
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Mohammad Khalil specializes in wound care and reconstructive rearfoot/ankle surgery and practices in Southfield, MI, Wyandotte, MI, and Oak Park, MI. Clinical interests for Dr. Khalil include bone pain, arthroscopic surgery, and foot reconstruction. Dr. Khalil takes Amerigroup, Anthem, and Cofinity, in addition to other insurance carriers. His training includes a residency program at Genesys Regional Medical Center. He speaks Arabic. His professional affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Detroit Medical Center (DMC), and Oakwood Hospital - Taylor.

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Relevant Interests: , gout

All Interests: Bone Pain, Athlete's Foot, Foot Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Ankle ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Physiatry
10350 W 9 Mile Road
Oak Park, MI
 

Dr. Ifeyinwa Ilechukwu, who practices in Oak Park, MI, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Ilechukwu's clinical interests include disc problems, substance abuse, and spinal cord injuries. She accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital, Dr. Ilechukwu attended the University of Lagos College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Ilechukwu is conversant in Igbo. She is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and Oakwood Hospital - Taylor.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Disc Problems, Botox Injection, Substance Abuse, Dystonia, Back Problems, Shoulder Injury, Carpal ... (Read more)

Scott T Grodman
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
3055 Hilton Road; Suite C
Ferndale, MI
 

Dr. Scott Grodman specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery and practices in Taylor, MI and Ferndale, MI. His areas of expertise include bone pain, fungal infection, and heel pain. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Grodman accepts. His residency was performed at Northwest General Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Taylor, Botsford Hospital, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gout

All Interests: Bone Pain, Athlete's Foot, Fungal Infection, Ingrown Toenails, Musculoskeletal Problems, Gout, ... (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.