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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 medical specialty is adult rheumatology. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Kerr's clinical interests include rheumatoid arthritis and gout. She graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Healthfirst, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kerr's office for an appointment.

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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 medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Capo include wrist fracture, carpal tunnel syndrome, and shoulder problems. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Capo completed his residency training at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Capo (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Capo's professional affiliations include Jersey City Medical Center, Hackensack University Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center.

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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' specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine. He practices in New York, NY and Yonkers, NY. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Stokes include back pain, knee injury, and joint pain. Dr. Stokes is in-network for Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and performed his residency at National Rehabilitation Hospital. 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)

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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. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include epidural steroid injection, fibromyalgia, and palliative care. Dr. Thomas is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. Dr. Thomas takes Anthem, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center for residency. 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 an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Rossy's clinical interests include knee problems, rotator cuff surgery, and closed reduction. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, Devon Health Services, and more. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Rossy trained at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases for his residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally 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's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. He practices in Astoria, NY and Bronx, NY. Dr. Persich's areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, osteomyelitis, and ankle sprain. The average patient rating for Dr. Persich is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Viant, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Persich (or staff) speaks 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, 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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Wert's clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and revision arthroplasty (joint revision). Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wert accepts. He attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. His training includes residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Wert (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Russian. Dr. Wert 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.