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We found 9 providers with an interest in arthritis near Chester, PA.

Dr. Kenneth Howard Wolfe, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
100 West 6th Street
Media, PA
 

Dr. Kenneth Wolfe is an adult rheumatology specialist. He is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Wolfe's clinical interests: bursitis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. He is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. He is open to new patients. Dr. Wolfe obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. He has received the following distinction: "Top Doctors" in Rheumatology, Main Line Today.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis

All Interests: Aspiration, Tendonitis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, Osteoarthritis

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1553 Chester Pike; Suite 201
Crum Lynne, PA
 

Dr. William Zirker works as an internist and geriatrician in Chester, PA, Springfield, PA, and Crum Lynne, PA. Dr. Zirker attended the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Zirker include chronic illness, urinary incontinence, and dementia. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Zirker include: "Top Doctor" in Geriatrics, Main Line Today and Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Zirker (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and German. He is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Urinary Incontinence, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Dementia, Arthritis, Chronic Illness, Joint ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
196 West Sproul Road; Healthplex, Suite 110
Springfield, PA
 

Dr. Kevin Duprey specializes in family medicine and sports medicine and practices in Springfield, PA. Before performing his residency at Crozer-Keystone Health System, Dr. Duprey attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Duprey is especially interested in concussion, osteoarthritis, and sports health. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He has received distinctions including American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP); National Scientific Assembly - First Place Research Presentation Colonial Athletic Association (CAA); and John H. Randolf Inspiration Award. Dr. Duprey is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Tendonitis, Nutrition Issues, Ultrasound, Overuse Injuries, Osteopathic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
8 Morton Avenue; Suite 304
Ridley Park, PA
 

Dr. Amy Lundholm specializes in adult rheumatology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lundholm include joint injections. She graduated from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Lundholm trained at Lankenau Medical Center for residency. She is affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Lundholm is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, gout

All Interests: Lupus, Gout, Joint Injections, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Vasculitis

Dr. Eric Brandon Smith, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1118 West Baltimore Pike; Riddle Health Center 4, Third Floor
Media, PA
 

Dr. Eric Smith's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Smith's areas of expertise include the following: elbow pain, ACL injury, and bone spurs. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Riddle Hospital. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith's practice is open to new patients. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chief Orthopaedic Resident of the Year; Pfizer Scholars in Pain Grant; and Junior Orthopaedic Resident of the Year.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Ankle Fusion, Sports Health, Hip Pain, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Bone Spurs, Foot Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter Francis Sharkey, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
1118 West Baltimore Pike; Hcciv 3rd Floor
Media, PA
 

Dr. Peter Sharkey practices adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sharkey include knee replacement, lower back strain, and torticollis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Riddle Hospital. He accepts Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Sharkey attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. His medical residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Sharkey include: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Elbow Pain, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Shoulder Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Steven Zelouf, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1 Bartol Avenue, Suite 101; Taylor Hospital, Jones Office Building
Ridley Park, PA
 

Dr. David Zelouf is a medical specialist in hand surgery, physical therapy, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Zelouf's clinical interests include elbow pain, arthroplasty, and osteomyelitis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center, and Methodist Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Zelouf accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, arthritis, gout

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Dupuytren's Contracture, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, ... (Read more)

Brian Dale Crispell
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, General Podiatry, Sports Medicine
301 West 15th Street
Chester, PA
 

Dr. Brian Crispell works as a foot and ankle surgeon, general podiatrist, and sports medicine specialist in Media, PA, Ridley Park, PA, and Folsom, PA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include hammer toe, plantar warts, and sports health. Dr. Crispell takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Crispell trained at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Magazine Article: Liberty Sports Magazine - Running Surfaces. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Crispell is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Tendon Ruptures, Achilles Tendon Problems, Wounds, Implant Surgery, Hammer Toe, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Sports Medicine
196 West Sproul Road; Suite 110
Springfield, PA
 

Dr. Steven Collina is a sports medicine specialist. He graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Collina trained at UPMC Shadyside for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: concussion, osteoarthritis, and sports health. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Collina accepts. Dr. Collina has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Concussion, Osteoarthritis

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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.