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. In her practice, Dr. Kerr focuses on rheumatoid arthritis and gout. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Healthfirst, and more. Dr. Kerr is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. She is conversant in Spanish. She has an open panel.

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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 accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Capo graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then he performed his residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Capo (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese.

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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)

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

Dr. Gary Thomas works as an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist. He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Thomas's areas of expertise include the following: epidural steroid injection, fibromyalgia, and palliative care. The average patient rating for Dr. Thomas is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Thomas takes Anthem, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Thomas (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Wayne Stokes is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine. Dr. Stokes is a graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at National Rehabilitation Hospital. His areas of expertise include back pain, knee injury, and joint pain. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. Dr. Stokes is professionally 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)

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

Dr. William Rossy specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Rossy's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, rotator cuff surgery, and closed reduction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Capital Health and Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Rossy graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Devon Health Services, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Dr. Persich's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, osteomyelitis, and ankle sprain. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Persich (or staff) is conversant in Croatian, Spanish, and German. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, gout

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

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

Dr. Matthew Wert sees patients in Suite 2b, NY, Suite A8, NY, and Brooklyn, NY. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University. His medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Wert include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and revision arthroplasty (joint revision). Dr. Wert honors Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wert (or staff) is conversant in 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.
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