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We found 4 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Great-West Healthcare near Sterling Heights, MI.

Dr. Mona Khater, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
5555 Metropolitan Parkway; Suite 400
Sterling Heights, MI
 

Dr. Mona Khater practices family medicine in Clinton Township, MI and Sterling Heights, MI. Dr. Khater graduated from Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Doctors' Hospital of Michigan. Her clinical interests include gynecological problems, warts, and cryotherapy. Dr. Khater accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Alliance Plan (HAP), as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Khater (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and German. She is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Dr. Jagannadharao R Divvela, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
8244 Metro Parkway; Suite C
Sterling Heights, MI
 

Dr. Jagannadharao Divvela is a general internist and geriatrician. Clinical interests for Dr. Divvela include diabetes, emphysema, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Alliance Plan (HAP) are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Divvela takes. He attended medical school at Rangaraya Medical College. Dr. Divvela speaks Telugu. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Dr. Bnan A Razoky, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
34764 Dequindre Road
Sterling Heights, MI
 

Dr. Bnan Razoky's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She practices in West Bloomfield, MI and Sterling Heights, MI. These areas are among Dr. Razoky's clinical interests: pap test, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She takes Amerigroup, Aetna EPO, Cofinity, and more. She attended medical school at the University of Mosul College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Razoky completed residency programs at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. In addition to English, Dr. Razoky (or staff) speaks Chaldean Neo-Aramaic, Arabic, and Assyrian Neo-Aramaic. Dr. Razoky's professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital and St. John Providence Health System.

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Dr. Derek Lyn Hill, DO
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
11446 E 13 Mile Road; Suite C
Warren, MI
 

Dr. Derek Hill's area of specialization is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Hill is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include knee problems, knee replacement, and hip surgery. Dr. Hill's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and Henry Ford Health System. Dr. Hill is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. He obtained his medical school training at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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.