We found 26 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Aetna near Creve Coeur, MO.

Dr. Richard D Brasington Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
10 Barnes West Drive; Medical Office Building 2 Suite 200
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Richard Brasington is a Saint Louis, MO physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. In Dr. Brasington's practice, he is particularly interested in arthritis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa, Dr. Brasington attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Brasington is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Scleroderma, Arthritis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis, Osteoporosis

Dr. Deborah L Parks, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
10 Barnes West Drive; Medical Building Two
Creve Coeur, MO
 

Dr. Deborah Parks is a specialist in adult rheumatology. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of clinical interest consist of psoriatic arthritis, vasculitis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Parks's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Parks accepts. She graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Parks is conversant in German.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis

Dr. Prabha Ranganathan, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
10 Barnes West Drive; Medical Office Building 2 Suite 200
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Prabha Ranganathan is a rheumatologist. Her areas of expertise include arthritis. Dr. Ranganathan's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She attended medical school at Kilpauk Medical College and the University of Madras. Her training includes residency programs at Government General Hospital and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, arthritis, gout

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Joint Pain, Joint Aspiration, Gout, Arthritis, Lupus, ... (Read more)

Dr. Maria Cristina Gonzalez - Mayda, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
10 Barnes West Drive; Medical Office Building 2 Suite 200
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Maria Gonzalez-Mayda is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gonzalez-Mayda include lupus, polymyositis, and dermatomyositis. Dr. Gonzalez-Mayda is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. She trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gonzalez-Mayda accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, gout

All Interests: Polymyositis, Dermatomyositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, Lupus

Dr. Richard H Gelberman, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
14532 S. Outer; 40 Drive
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Richard Gelberman's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Gelberman's areas of expertise include the following: hand problems, wrist problems, and musculoskeletal problems. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Gelberman's practice is open to new patients. After attending the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Musculoskeletal Problems, Hand ... (Read more)

Dr. Aaron Patrick Omotola, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1040 North Mason Road; Medical Office Building 1 Suite 102
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Aaron Omotola is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, and Alton Memorial Hospital. Dr. Omotola is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Omotola welcomes new patients. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans, and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory R Galakatos, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
621 South New Ballas Road; Suite 5015b
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Gregory Galakatos sees patients in Saint Louis, MO. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Galakatos include knee problems, shoulder problems, and elbow problems. Dr. Galakatos accepts Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Galakatos attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for his residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and St. Luke's Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald Robert Bassman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
522 North New Ballas Road; Suite 199
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Donald Bassman's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After attending Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He has a special interest in arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Bassman is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Bassman honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Joint Surgery, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Lower ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeremy James McCormick, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
14532 S Outer Forty Drive; Suite 210
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Jeremy McCormick sees patients in Saint Louis, MO and Chesterfield, MO. His medical specialties are foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. McCormick is especially interested in reconstructive surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. Dr. McCormick is conversant in Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Hallux Valgus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Neuromuscular Disorders, External Fixation, Reconstructive ... (Read more)

Dr. Anna Noel Miller, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
14532 S. Outer; 40 Drive
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Anna Miller is an orthopedic traumatologist. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Miller accepts. Before performing her residency at Hospital for Special Surgery, Dr. Miller attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Elbow Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Osteomyelitis, Ankle Problems, Pelvic Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Santiago, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
1040 North Mason Road; Medical Office Building 1 Suite 211
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Paul Santiago's medical specialty is spine surgery and neurosurgery. Dr. Santiago's areas of expertise include the following: spinal cord tumor and cervical spine surgery. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Yale School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Santiago is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Spinal Instrumentation, Lumbar Spine Problems, Spine Problems, Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jay Donovan Keener, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
14532 S. Outer; 40 Drive
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Jay Keener is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Keener is 4.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in shoulder surgery and elbow surgery. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Keener takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Frozen Shoulder, Shoulder Fracture, Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement, Elbow Problems, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Einer Johnson, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
14532 S. Outer; 40 Drive
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Jeffrey Johnson is a specialist in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: foot reconstruction and ankle reconstruction. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Johnson takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at Mayo Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Neuromuscular Disorders, Ankle Reconstruction, Diabetes, Sports Injuries, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Francis Burns, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
845 N New Ballas Court; Suite 200
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Michael Burns sees patients in Saint Louis, MO and O'Fallon, MO. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Burns include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is an in-network provider for Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at St. Louis University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Ochsner Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Progress West Hospital and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. Dr. Burns welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Sherman Lux, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
12632 Olive Boulevard
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Paul Lux works as an orthopedist. His areas of expertise include knee problems, hip reconstruction, and knee reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital and Washington University Physicians. Dr. Lux attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville for residency. Dr. Lux is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Diseases, Hip Problems, Total Hip Replacement, Fractures, Total Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Frank O Petkovich, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2821 North Ballas Road; Suite C-70
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Frank Petkovich practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Saint Louis, MO. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Petkovich include knee surgery, hip surgery, and hand surgery procedures. Dr. Petkovich has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Petkovich takes. He is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Petkovich's hospital/clinic affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center and St. Luke's Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (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.
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