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We found 10 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept United Healthcare Gold HMO near Exton, PA.

Dr. Thomas J Whalen, DO
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
310 Exton Commons
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Whalen's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Bryn Mawr Hospital for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Whalen include fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Whalen has received include Top Doctors - Philadelphia Magazine and Top Doctors - Main Line Magazine. He is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain, Alternative Medicine, Osteoarthritis

Jeffrey S. Fendrick, MD
Specializes in Home Health, General Pediatrics
440 East Marshall Street; 3rd Floor North, Suite 300
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Fendrick works as a pediatrician and home health specialist. Dr. Fendrick's clinical interests include warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fendrick takes. He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Eating ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Charles Farber, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
479 Thomas Jones Way; Suite 300
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Daniel Farber's specialties are foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Farber has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Farber include clubfoot, achilles tendon problems, and hammer toe. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Farber accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Ankle Fracture, Ankle Problems, Arthritis, Clubfoot, Foot Problems, Injuries, Achilles Tendon ... (Read more)

Dr. James Mark Schuster, PhD, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
440 East Marshall Street
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. James Schuster's specialty is neurosurgery. His clinical interests include pain, spine microsurgery, and metastatic cancer. Dr. Schuster's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After attending Duke University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Schuster has received the following distinction: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2009-2010, 2011-2012.

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Relevant Interests: , ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Brain Cancer, Spinal Instrumentation, Lower Back Problems, Degenerative Disc Disease, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Nasrat Gabra Ghattas, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
414 Paoli Pike
Malvern, PA
 

Dr. Nasrat Ghattas is a rehabilitation physician in Malvern, PA. Dr. Ghattas's education and training includes medical school at Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine and residency at Graduate Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ghattas include multiple sclerosis (MS), bursitis, and sports health. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Multiple Sclerosis, Bursitis, Elbow Problems, Gait ... (Read more)

Dr. Cheston Simmons Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
915 Old Fern Hill Road; Suite 1, Building A
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Cheston Simmons is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, ankle fracture, and hip problems. Patients rated Dr. Simmons highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Simmons has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Penn Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Prosthetics, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Hip Problems, Bone Spurs, Ankle Fracture, ... (Read more)

Dr. Curtis Neal Scovill, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
255 W Lancaster Avenue; Suite 202
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. Curtis Scovill is a Paoli, PA physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Dr. Scovill's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. He is affiliated with Paoli Hospital. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Rochester General Hospital. Dr. Scovill's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Metabolic Disorders, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Nutrition Issues, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
142 John Robert Thomas Drive
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Edward Piskorski works as a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon in Exton, PA. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Piskorski's areas of expertise include post-polio syndrome (PPS), plantar fasciotomy, and athlete's foot. He is professionally affiliated with Paoli Hospital. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Piskorski completed his residency training at The University Hospital, Newark.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Post-Polio Syndrome, Plantar Fasciotomy, Sports Health, Athlete's Foot, Foot Surgery, Bursitis, ... (Read more)

Julia Bye Siegerman
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
520 Maple Avenue; Suite 1
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Julia Siegerman practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Her clinical interests include diabetes, diabetic foot ulcers, and foot surgery. She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Siegerman has received the distinction of "Top Doctors" in Podiatry, Main Line Today. She is affiliated with Penn Medicine and Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Warts, Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Tendon Repair, Wounds, Hammer Toe, Ingrown Nails, Heel ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph M Richards, MD, DO
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
414 Paoli Pike
Malvern, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Richards is a physiatrist and pain specialist in Malvern, PA and Bryn Mawr, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Richards include foot problems, cancer pain, and arthritis. He is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Richards honors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Richards studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Cancer Pain, Bone Problems, Laminectomy, Occipital Neuralgia, Ankle Problems, ... (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.