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

Dr. Jagannadharao Divvela practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Clinical interests for Dr. Divvela include diabetes, emphysema, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He takes several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Alliance Plan (HAP). He studied medicine at Rangaraya Medical College. In addition to English, he speaks Telugu. Dr. Divvela 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 is an internist and geriatrician in West Bloomfield, MI and Sterling Heights, MI. Dr. Razoky (or staff) is conversant in Chaldean Neo-Aramaic, Arabic, and Assyrian Neo-Aramaic. Her clinical interests include pap test, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Razoky's professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital and St. John Providence Health System. After completing medical school at the University of Mosul College of Medicine, she performed her residency at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Amerigroup, Aetna EPO, and Cofinity are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Razoky honors.

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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 specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Hill average 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, knee replacement, and hip surgery. Dr. Hill accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Hill is affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and Henry Ford Health System.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Hip Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (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.