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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's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Her areas of expertise include rheumatoid arthritis and gout. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Healthfirst, and more. Dr. Kerr studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. She is conversant in Spanish. She is open to new patients.

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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 is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: wrist fracture, carpal tunnel syndrome, and shoulder problems. He is professionally affiliated with Jersey City Medical Center, Hackensack University Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Capo is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Dr. Capo attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Capo (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese.

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Relevant Interests: , hand arthritis, arthritis

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

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

Dr. Wayne Stokes specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine. He is a graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine. His residency was performed at National Rehabilitation Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Stokes include back pain, knee injury, and joint pain. Dr. Stokes has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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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 is an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist. Dr. Thomas's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Thomas include epidural steroid injection, fibromyalgia, and palliative care. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. He accepts Anthem, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Thomas (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek.

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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 physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include knee problems, rotator cuff surgery, and closed reduction. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Devon Health Services are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rossy accepts. Dr. Rossy is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a graduate of NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases' residency program. Dr. Rossy is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Capital Health and Princeton HealthCare System.

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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 is a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon in Astoria, NY and Bronx, NY. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, osteomyelitis, and ankle sprain. Dr. Persich is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Persich (or staff) is conversant in Croatian, Spanish, and German.

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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 is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Wert (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Russian. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and revision arthroplasty (joint revision). He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Wert attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. He honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem.

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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.