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We found 7 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Consumer Health Network near Mount Holly, NJ.

Dr. Jennifer M Naticchia, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1636 Route 38
Lumberton, NJ
 

Dr. Jennifer Naticchia's medical specialty is family medicine. Before performing her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Naticchia attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. These areas are among her clinical interests: post-polio syndrome (PPS), warts, and ankle sprain. Dr. Naticchia honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Rheumatoid ... (Read more)

Dr. Zenan Michael Switenko, DO
Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine
1613 Route 38
Lumberton, NJ
 

Dr. Zenon Switenko's area of specialization is family medicine. He attended UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. These areas are among his clinical interests: cardiac risk reduction, ankle sprain, and syncope (fainting). Patient reviews placed Dr. Switenko at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Devon Health Services. He is affiliated with Virtua Memorial.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Ankle Sprain, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Incontinence, Cellulitis, Scoliosis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
811 Sunset Road
Burlington, NJ
 

Dr. Christopher Salerno practices family medicine. His clinical interests include post-polio syndrome (PPS), warts, and ankle sprain. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Salerno studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Rheumatoid ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1 Medford Leas
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. James D'amico's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. D'amico include post-polio syndrome (PPS), warts, and ankle sprain. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. Dr. D'amico obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Cellulitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Diego R Ortega, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
175 Madison Avenue
Mount Holly, NJ
 

Dr. Diego Ortega sees patients in Voorhees, NJ and Mount Holly, NJ. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: cardiac risk reduction, tinnitus, and headache. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. Before completing his residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Ortega attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Diabetes Management, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Cellulitis, Conjunctivitis, Erectile Dysfunction, Edema, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
310 Creek Crossing Boulevard
Hainesport, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Meltzer practices family medicine in Cherry Hill, NJ and Hainesport, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Meltzer include post-polio syndrome (PPS), warts, and ankle sprain. On average, patients gave Dr. Meltzer a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. Dr. Meltzer is affiliated with Virtua Memorial.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Rheumatoid ... (Read more)

Dr. Raul Luis Berio-Dorta, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
175 Madison Avenue
Mount Holly, NJ
 

Dr. Raul Berio-Dorta is a hospital medicine (hospitalist) specialist in Voorhees, NJ and Mount Holly, NJ. Dr. Berio-Dorta's clinical interests include cardiac risk reduction, tinnitus, and headache. After attending the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Temple University Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Diabetes Management, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Cellulitis, Conjunctivitis, Erectile Dysfunction, Edema, ... (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.