We found 20 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Platinum Navigate Plus 0 near West Chester, PA.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
310 Exton Commons
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Whalen is an adult rheumatologist. His education and training includes medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Bryn Mawr Hospital. His clinical interests include joint pain, fibromyalgia, and bursitis. Patient ratings for Dr. Whalen average 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Whalen has received the following distinctions: Top Doctors - Main Line Magazine and Top Doctors - Philadelphia Magazine. He is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Tendonitis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Joint Pain, Fibromyalgia, Facet Injection, Joint ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
491 John Young Way; Baxter Building Two, Suite 210
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Jennifer Kwan-Morley is a specialist in adult rheumatology. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Kwan-Morley's clinical interests include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and bursitis. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kwan-Morley honors. She attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Kwan-Morley is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Facet Injection, Joint ... (Read more)

Dr. James Michael Zurbach, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
300 Evergeen Drive; Suite 200
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. James Zurbach is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Zurbach's clinical interests: rotator cuff surgery and joint aspiration (arthrocentesis). He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Penn State College of Medicine, Dr. Zurbach performed his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. He has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctors" in Orthopedics, Main Line Today. He is affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Hyaluronic Acid Joint Injections, Reconstructive Surgery, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Steven B Saetang
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
835 West Chester Pike; Suite 2
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Steven Chen practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Chen's clinical interests: hammer toe, bursitis, and arthritis. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Chen trained at Bryn Mawr Hospital for his residency. He is affiliated with Chester County Hospital and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Tendonitis, Bursitis, Hammer Toe, Toenail Fungus, Strains, Heel Problems, Arthritis, Sports ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric Brandon Smith, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
600 Evergreen Drive; 2nd Floor
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Eric Smith is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. His areas of expertise include knee replacement, lower back strain, and torticollis. Dr. Smith is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Smith is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Riddle Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. Charles Justice Odgers IV, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
491 John Young Way; Baxter Building, Suite 100
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Charles Odgers is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Malvern, PA, Exton, PA, and Collegeville, PA. Dr. Odgers has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, rotator cuff surgery, and facet injection. He is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health and Phoenixville Hospital. Dr. Odgers is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and a graduate of Jefferson University Hospitals' residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Tendonitis, Strains, Facet Injection, Arthritis, Sports Injuries, Sprains, Hip Replacement, Rotator ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
390 Waterloo Boulevard; Suite 200
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Kenan Aksu sees patients in Exton, PA. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Aksu's areas of expertise include the following: back pain, hip replacement, and bursitis. His professional affiliations include Main Line Health and Chester County Hospital. Dr. Aksu takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Ear Pain, Lumbar Sympathetic Block, Tendonitis, Bursitis, Shoulder Problems, Lower Back Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
780 West Lincoln Highway
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Andrew Frankel's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: hip replacement, hammer toe, and bursitis. Patient ratings for Dr. Frankel average 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Frankel obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. His professional affiliations include Chester County Hospital and Main Line Health. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: ACL Injury, Tendonitis, Hyaluronic Acid Joint Injections, Bursitis, Hammer Toe, Reconstructive ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Anthony Ruggiero Sr., MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
491 John Young Way; Suite 200
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Robert Ruggiero is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Malvern, PA, Collegeville, PA, and Exton, PA. Dr. Ruggiero's areas of expertise include hip replacement, bursitis, and synovectomy. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Temple University Hospital and Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Ruggiero's professional affiliations include Main Line Health and Phoenixville Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Tendonitis, Bursitis, Knee Problems, Strains, Arthritis, Sprains, Hip Replacement, Osteotomy, Foot ... (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 is a medical specialist in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Farber attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: clubfoot, achilles tendon problems, and hammer toe. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Farber honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian 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. Cheston Simmons Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
915 Old Fern Hill Road; Suite 1, Building A
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Cheston Simmons works as an orthopedist in West Chester, PA, Kennett Square, PA, and West Grove, PA. Patient ratings for Dr. Simmons average 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, ankle fracture, and hip problems. Dr. Simmons is professionally affiliated with Chester County Hospital. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Simmons is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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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. James Mark Schuster, PhD, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
210 Willowbrook Lane
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. James Schuster is a neurosurgeon in Philadelphia, PA and West Chester, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Schuster include pain, spine microsurgery, and metastatic cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for his residency. 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)

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Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
254 West Lancaster Avenue; Suite 2
Malvern, PA
 

Dr. John Chidester is an orthopedist. His areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, rotator cuff surgery, and hammer toe. He is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health. Dr. Chidester attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at George Washington University Medical Center and Georgetown University Medical Center. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Chidester is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Ear Pain, Lumbar Sympathetic Block, Tendonitis, Bursitis, Hammer Toe, Spinal Fusion, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Gideon S Burian
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
855 Springdale Drive
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Gideon Burian practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery in New Britain, PA and Exton, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Burian include hammer toe, arthritis, and bunions. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. For his professional training, Dr. Burian completed a residency program at St. Mary's Hospital. He is affiliated with Main Line Health.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Tendonitis, Hammer Toe, Toenail Fungus, Strains, Heel Problems, Arthritis, Sprains, Bunions, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Sports Medicine
500 Evergreen Drive; Suite 23
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Steven Collina is a specialist in sports medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include concussion, osteoarthritis, and sports health. Dr. Collina is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Before completing his residency at UPMC Shadyside, Dr. Collina attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Concussion, Osteoarthritis

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

Dr. Julia Siegerman's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery; she sees patients in Drexel Hill, PA, West Chester, PA, and Havertown, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Siegerman include diabetes, diabetic foot ulcers, and foot surgery. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Siegerman takes. She trained at Parkview Hospital for residency. She has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctors" in Podiatry, Main Line Today. Her professional affiliations include Chester County Hospital 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)

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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.