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We found 7 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Devon Health Services near Brooklyn, NY.

Dr. Leslie Dubin Kerr, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
5 East 98th Street, Box 1118; Mount Sinai Hospital Rheumatology
New York, NY
 

Dr. Leslie Kerr is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. Dr. Kerr has indicated that her clinical interests include rheumatoid arthritis and gout. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Kerr is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, gout

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout

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Dr. John Thomas Capo, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
240 East 18th Street; Suite 280
New York, NY
 

Dr. John Capo works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Capo's areas of expertise include wrist fracture, carpal tunnel syndrome, and shoulder problems. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Capo accepts. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Capo completed his residency training at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Capo (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with Jersey City Medical Center, Hackensack University Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hand arthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Pressure Ulcer Surgery, Wrist Fracture, Sports Health, Elbow Fracture, Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's ... (Read more)

Dr. Wayne Laurence Stokes, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Sports Medicine
333 East 38th Street; 5th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Wayne Stokes' specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Stokes include back pain, knee injury, and joint pain. Dr. Stokes is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at National Rehabilitation Hospital. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Stokes is an in-network provider for Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Bursitis, Joint Pain, Lumbar Spine Problems, Knee Problems, Ligament Problems, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
75 Maiden Lane; Suite 1206
New York, NY
 

Dr. Gary Thomas practices anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Thomas (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Greek. Dr. Thomas's areas of expertise include epidural steroid injection, fibromyalgia, and palliative care. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center for residency. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Thomas is an in-network provider for Anthem, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Headache, Fibromyalgia, Back Problems, Neck Problems, Neuropathy, Epidural Steroid Injection, ... (Read more)

Dr. William Henry Rossy IV, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
301 East 17th Street
14th Floor, NY
 

Dr. William Rossy is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, rotator cuff surgery, and closed reduction. He is professionally affiliated with Capital Health and Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Rossy honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Devon Health Services. Before completing his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, Dr. Rossy attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Arthroscopy, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Tendonitis, Ankle ... (Read more)

Gianni Persich
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
42-07 30th Avenue
Astoria, NY
 

Dr. Gianni Persich's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. He practices in Astoria, NY and Bronx, NY. Dr. Persich (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Croatian, Spanish, and German. Clinical interests for Dr. Persich include arthroscopic surgery, osteomyelitis, and ankle sprain. Dr. Persich has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, gout

All Interests: Amputation, Ankle Sprain, Doppler Ultrasound, Plantar Fasciitis, Ankle Fracture, Achilles Tendon ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
281 Broadway; Suite 2nd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Matthew Wert's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Suite 2b, NY, Suite A8, NY, and New York, NY. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and revision arthroplasty (joint revision). Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wert takes. Dr. Wert's education and training includes medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Wert (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Surgery, Revision Arthroplasty, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee ... (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.