We found 18 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Medicare near Providence, RI.

Dr. Anthony Marcelo Reginato, PhD, BA, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2 Dudley Street; Suite 370, Division of Rheumatology
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Anthony Reginato is a specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Reginato has indicated that his clinical interests include lupus and osteoarthritis. Neighborhood Health Plan, Great-West Healthcare, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reginato accepts. Before completing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Reginato attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He has received distinctions including Harvard/Hartford Foundation Jr Faculty Award; ACR/REF Career Devel Award in Geriatric Med.; and Arthritis Hero Award. NAF. His professional affiliations include the University Medicine (UM), The Miriam Hospital, and Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Reginato has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, gout

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Ultrasound, Rheumatic Diseases, Joint Pain, Gout, Lupus, Osteoarthritis

Dr. Edward V Lally, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2 Dudley Street; Moc Suite 370
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Edward Lally is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Lally graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. He trained at Boston Medical Center for his residency. His areas of expertise include the following: osteoporosis and lupus. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Lally is affiliated with the University Medicine (UM), Rhode Island Hospital, and Providence VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , gout

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Rheumatic Diseases, Joint Pain, Gout, Lupus

Dr. Stuart T Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2 Dudley Street; Suite 370
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Stuart Schwartz is an adult rheumatology specialist in East Providence, RI and Providence, RI. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is especially interested in lupus and arthritis. Dr. Schwartz's professional affiliations include the University Medicine (UM), The Miriam Hospital, and Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Schwartz takes Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and residency at Rhode Island Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, gout

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Rheumatic Diseases, Joint Pain, Gout, Arthritis, Lupus

Specializes in Other, Adult Rheumatology
407 East Avenue; Suite 250
Pawtucket, RI
 

Dr. John Conte works as a rheumatologist in Pawtucket, RI. His areas of expertise include the following: osteoporosis and arthritis. Dr. Conte is in-network for Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Conte completed a residency program at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. His professional affiliations include The Miriam Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Arthritis

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
830 Chalkstone Avenue
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Joanne Cunha is an adult rheumatologist in East Providence, RI and Providence, RI. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Cunha include rheumatic diseases. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. She attended Albany Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Cunha's professional affiliations include the University Medicine (UM), Rhode Island Hospital, and Providence VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, gout

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Gout, Ultrasound, Scleroderma, Rheumatic Diseases, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Dr. Anthony Michael Deluise Jr., MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
285 Promenade Street
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Anthony Deluise is a physician who specializes in hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. He speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Deluise include shoulder surgery, upper extremity problems, and hand surgery procedures. He is professionally affiliated with The Miriam Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Boston University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. MultiPlan, Cigna, and Mail Handlers Benefit Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Deluise takes. Dr. Deluise welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher W Digiovanni, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
100 Butler Drive
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Christopher Digiovanni's areas of specialization are foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Digiovanni's education and training includes medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School and residency at Rhode Island Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Digiovanni include hammer toe, bunions, and ankle surgery. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Digiovanni is conversant in Italian. His professional affiliations include The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Tendonitis, Tendon Ruptures, Foot Surgery, Hammer Toe, Neuromuscular Disorders, Fractures, Ankle ... (Read more)

Dr. Michel Albert Arcand, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1524 Atwood Avenue; Suite 140
Johnston, RI
 

Dr. Michel Arcand is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Arcand include arthroscopic surgery, shoulder surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Arcand's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, The Miriam Hospital, and Rhode Island Hospital. He is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Montreal Faculty of Medicine and Laval University Faculty of Medicine and residency at Rhode Island Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Montreal. Dr. Arcand has received the following distinctions: Eagle Scout; Delta Epsilon Sigma Honor Society; and Outstanding Young Americans. Dr. Arcand is conversant in French.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Fractures, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Kris John Alden, PhD, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1 Erie Court; Suite 7120
Elmhurst, IL
 

Dr. Kris Alden works as an orthopedist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Alden at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alden include knee problems, partial hip replacement (hip hemiarthroplasty), and joint pain. He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Alden takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Hip Problems, Bursitis, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Partial Hip Replacement, Joint Pain, Total Hip ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2 Dudley Street; Suite 200
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Andrew Green practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His clinical interests include shoulder surgery, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Green is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, Medicare, and more. Dr. Green graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Green (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and Providence VA Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Fractures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Salama, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 355
Farmington, MI
 

Dr. Joseph Salama's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Salama (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French. These areas are among his clinical interests: hip replacement, knee replacement, and arthroscopic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence Health System. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Salama completed residency programs at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital and Mount Carmel Health System. The average patient rating for Dr. Salama is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Sports Health, Knee Pain, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Keith W.L. Rafal, MPH, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
111 Brewster Street
Pawtucket, RI
 

Dr. Keith Rafal's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Rafal is affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island and Milford Regional Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Medicaid. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Rafal graduated from Howard University College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Boston Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

All Interests: Fibromyalgia, Lower Back Pain, Osteoarthritis

Dr. Roald Jon Llado, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
285 Promenade Street
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Roald Llado specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and practices in Providence, RI and East Providence, RI. Clinical interests for Dr. Llado include knee problems, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and knee surgery. He is professionally affiliated with The Miriam Hospital and Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island. Before performing his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Dr. Llado attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. MultiPlan, Cigna, and Mail Handlers Benefit Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Llado honors. Dr. Llado has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Reconstructive Surgery, Fractures, Knee Problems, Knee Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marco P Dirks, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
400 Massasoit Av; Suite 201
East Providence, RI
 

Dr. Marco Dirks is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise consist of hand problems and wrist problems. Dr. Dirks is affiliated with The Miriam Hospital and Sturdy Memorial Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care. He is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He has received the distinction of Raymond F. Kuhlmann, MD Resident Research Award. Dr. Dirks is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Tumor, Wrist Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Patrick Staebler, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
100 Butler Drive
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Michael Staebler's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Middletown, RI and Providence, RI. He is a graduate of Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School and a graduate of Rhode Island Hospital's residency program. These areas are among Dr. Staebler's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Staebler accepts Medicare insurance. He speaks Portuguese. His professional affiliations include The Miriam Hospital and Newport Hospital (Newport, RI). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Elbow Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Rhode Island Hospital, Ortho Coop 1; 593 Eddy Street Rm 170.37
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Bryan Vopat's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include bone pain, strains, and knee arthroscopy. Dr. Vopat is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Rhode Island Hospital for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence VA Medical Center, The University of Kansas Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. He has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

All Interests: Bone Pain, Pain, Sports Health, Tendonitis, Knee Pain, Foot Surgery, Nerve Pain, Strains, ... (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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