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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 specialty is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khater include gynecological problems, warts, and cryotherapy. She is affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Alliance Plan (HAP) are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khater honors. Before completing her residency at Doctors' Hospital of Michigan, Dr. Khater attended medical school at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Khater (or staff) speaks Arabic and German.

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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 specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Clinical interests for Dr. Divvela include diabetes, emphysema, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Divvela is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Alliance Plan (HAP), as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Divvela is a graduate of Rangaraya Medical College. In addition to English, he speaks Telugu.

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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 sees patients in West Bloomfield, MI and Sterling Heights, MI. Her medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Razoky's clinical interests include pap test, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is in-network for Amerigroup, Aetna EPO, and Cofinity, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Mosul College of Medicine. Dr. Razoky's medical residency was performed at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Razoky (or staff) speaks the following languages: Chaldean Neo-Aramaic, Arabic, and Assyrian Neo-Aramaic. She is affiliated with St. John's Hospital and St. John Providence Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Ultrasound, Pap Test, Hypertension, Weight Loss, ... (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. 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

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

Dr. James Lewerenz's medical specialty is family medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Lewerenz is 2.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, osteoarthritis, and sports health. Dr. Lewerenz's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and Botsford Hospital. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lewerenz takes. Before completing his residency at Garden City Hospital, Dr. Lewerenz attended medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Lewerenz speaks Spanish.

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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 area of specialization is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. After attending Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Hill completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His clinical interests include knee problems, knee replacement, and hip surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Hill accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and Henry Ford Health System.

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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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Carroll graduated from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). Clinical interests 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. Dr. Carroll takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with St. John's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Lawrence Young works as a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon in Dearborn, MI and Sterling Heights, MI. Dr. Young has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His training includes a residency program at Kern Hospital, Warren. Dr. Young (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. Dr. Young is affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, Oakwood Hospital - Taylor, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gout

All Interests: Warts, Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendon Problems, Hammer Toe, Joint Pain, Ingrown Nails, ... (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 specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He is conversant in German. His clinical interests include knee problems, revision arthroplasty (joint revision), and musculoskeletal infection. Dr. Nasser's hospital/clinic affiliations include Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), Sinai-Grace Hospital, and Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital. Dr. Nasser is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Caicco include diabetes, diabetic foot ulcers, and diabetic neuropathy. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Caicco takes. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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
40522 Hayes; Suite 300
Clinton Township, MI
 

Dr. Randy Kaplan practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kaplan include bunion surgery, bunions, and ankle surgery. He is affiliated with St. John Providence Health System. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Madison Heights, MI. He is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Najarian's medical residency was performed at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and hand problems. He is an in-network provider for AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Najarian is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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