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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. 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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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 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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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 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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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 has indicated that his clinical interests include myositis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout. Dr. Benchaala is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. For his residency, Dr. Benchaala trained at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. In addition to English, Dr. Benchaala (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. Dr. Benchaala's professional affiliations include 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 specialty is family medicine. He attended A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Garden City Hospital for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lewerenz include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, osteoarthritis, and sports health. The average patient rating for Dr. Lewerenz is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lewerenz takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include 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. 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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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 a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He 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). Areas of expertise for Dr. Carroll include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and hip surgery. Dr. Carroll is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with St. John's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Carroll's practice is open to 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 is a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon. Patients gave Dr. Young an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He completed his residency training at Kern Hospital, Warren. Dr. Young (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. His professional affiliations include 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 an adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery specialist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nasser's areas of clinical interest consist of knee problems, revision arthroplasty (joint revision), and musculoskeletal infection. He is affiliated with Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), Sinai-Grace Hospital, and Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nasser is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. He speaks German.

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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 practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, diabetic foot ulcers, and diabetic neuropathy. He is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Caicco honors.

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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 Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1431 E 12 Mile; Building C
Madison Heights, MI
 

Dr. Christopher Najarian's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Najarian's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is an in-network provider for AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Dr. Najarian has an open panel.

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

Dr. Randy Kaplan is a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon. For his professional training, Dr. Kaplan completed a residency program at Southeast Michigan Surgical Hospital. His clinical interests include bunion surgery, bunions, and ankle surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kaplan is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence Health System.

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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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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.