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We found 12 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Health Alliance Plan near Sterling Heights, MI.

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

Dr. Mona Khater's area of specialization is family medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Khater (or staff) speaks Arabic and German. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khater include gynecological problems, warts, and cryotherapy. Dr. Khater is affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Her education and training includes medical school at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine and residency at Doctors' Hospital of Michigan. She is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Alliance Plan (HAP), and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Jagannadharao Divvela works as a general internist and geriatrician in Sterling Heights, MI. He studied medicine at Rangaraya Medical College. Dr. Divvela's areas of expertise include diabetes, emphysema, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Alliance Plan (HAP), in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Telugu. Dr. Divvela is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Ultrasound, Bone Density Test, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Echocardiogram, CT Scan, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Bnan Razoky's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Clinical interests for Dr. Razoky 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. She honors Amerigroup, Aetna EPO, and Cofinity, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Razoky attended medical school at the University of Mosul College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Razoky trained at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Razoky (or staff) is conversant in Chaldean Neo-Aramaic, Arabic, and Assyrian Neo-Aramaic.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Hypertension, Arthritis, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Ultrasound, Pap Test, Weight ... (Read more)

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. His areas of clinical interest consist of myositis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout. Dr. Benchaala is professionally affiliated with Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Harper University Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Benchaala trained at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Benchaala (or staff) speaks Arabic and French.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, gout

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

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Specializes in Family Medicine
1555 E. South Boulevard; Suite 340
Rochester Hills, MI
 

Dr. James Lewerenz's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Lewerenz's patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Lewerenz include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, osteoarthritis, and sports health. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is a graduate of A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Garden City Hospital's residency program. Dr. Lewerenz is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and Botsford Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Sports Health, Weight Loss, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

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. Dr. Hill's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hill include knee problems, knee replacement, and hip surgery. He is affiliated with Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO, St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, and Henry Ford Health System. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to 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. Dr. Hill is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Jeffrey John Carroll, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
43475 Dalcoma Drive; Suite 160
Clinton Township, MI
 

Dr. Jeffrey Carroll's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Carroll include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and hip surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Carroll 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). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with St. John's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. He welcomes 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. Sam Nasser, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
1560 E Maple Road; Suite 200
Troy, MI
 

Dr. Sam Nasser is a Troy, MI physician who specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Patients rated Dr. Nasser highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in knee problems, revision arthroplasty (joint revision), and musculoskeletal infection. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He is conversant in German. Dr. Nasser's hospital/clinic affiliations include Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), Harper University Hospital, and Sinai-Grace Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Pain, Hip Problems, Revision Arthroplasty, Musculoskeletal Infection, Total Knee Replacement, Knee ... (Read more)

Gene J Caicco
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
11900 12 Mile Road; Suite 102
Warren, MI
 

Dr. Gene Caicco works as a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon in Warren, MI. His clinical interests include diabetes, diabetic foot ulcers, and diabetic neuropathy. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Caicco is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Foot Surgery, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Implant Surgery, Fractures, Ankle Surgery, Ankle ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
3058 Metro Parkway; Suite 206
Sterling Heights, MI
 

Dr. Lawrence Young specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Young is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, Oakwood Hospital - Taylor, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Young completed his residency training at Kern Hospital, Warren. Dr. Young (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , gout

All Interests: Warts, Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendon Problems, Hammer Toe, Joint Pain, Ingrown Nails, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
40522 Hayes; Suite 300
Clinton Township, MI
 

Dr. Randy Kaplan's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Kaplan include bunion surgery, bunions, and ankle surgery. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence Health System. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kaplan accepts. He trained at Southeast Michigan Surgical Hospital for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Foot Surgery, Bunion Surgery, Nail Fungus, Ingrown Toenails, Ankle Surgery, Diabetic Foot Ulcers, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
909 E 12 Mile Road
Madison Heights, MI
 

Dr. Christopher Najarian is a Madison Heights, MI physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Najarian include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and hand problems. Dr. Najarian takes several insurance carriers, including AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Pain, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, ... (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.