We found 16 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Medicare near Providence, RI.

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

Dr. Anthony Reginato's specialty is adult rheumatology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include lupus and osteoarthritis. Dr. Reginato honors several insurance carriers, including Neighborhood Health Plan, Great-West Healthcare, and Cigna. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He has received distinctions including ACR/REF Career Devel Award in Geriatric Med; Rheumatology Fellow Award, American College of Rheumatology; and Young Investigator Award, Osteoarthritis Research Society International. Dr. Reginato's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University Medicine (UM), The Miriam Hospital, and Rhode Island Hospital. He 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; Suite 370
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Edward Lally's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. His areas of expertise include the following: osteoporosis and lupus. Dr. Lally's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University Medicine (UM), Rhode Island Hospital, and Providence VA Medical Center. He attended Boston University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Lally honors Medicare insurance.

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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
830 Chalkstone Avenue
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Stuart Schwartz works as an adult rheumatologist in East Providence, RI and Providence, RI. In his practice, he is particularly interested in lupus and arthritis. Dr. Schwartz has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and residency at Rhode Island Hospital. His professional affiliations include the University Medicine (UM), The Miriam Hospital, and Rhode Island Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, gout

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

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

Dr. John Conte specializes in rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases). These areas are among his clinical interests: osteoporosis and arthritis. He is professionally affiliated with The Miriam Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Conte takes Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Newton-Wellesley Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Arthritis

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
375 Wampanoag Trail; Suite 202b
E. Providence, RI
 

Dr. Joanne Cunha is an adult rheumatology specialist. She has indicated that her clinical interests include rheumatic diseases. Dr. Cunha is professionally affiliated with the University Medicine (UM) and Rhode Island Hospital. She graduated from Albany Medical College. Dr. Cunha completed her residency training at Rhode Island Hospital. She is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, gout

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

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

Dr. Christopher Digiovanni is a medical specialist in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Digiovanni speaks Italian. His areas of expertise include the following: hammer toe, bunions, and ankle surgery. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. After completing medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School, he performed his residency at Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Digiovanni's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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 hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine specialist. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine and a graduate of Boston Medical Center's residency program. These areas are among his clinical interests: shoulder surgery, upper extremity problems, and hand surgery procedures. Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Deluise accepts. Dr. Deluise speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with The Miriam Hospital. He 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. Roald Jon Llado, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
285 Promenade Street
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Roald Llado is an adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and knee surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, and Cigna. Dr. Llado graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Llado's medical residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital and Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. He is affiliated with The Miriam Hospital, Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, and St. Anne's Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Andrew Green, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2 Dudley Street; Suite 200
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Andrew Green specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Providence, RI and East Greenwich, RI. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: shoulder surgery, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Green is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Rhode Island Hospital, Dr. Green attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Green (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and Providence VA Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Fractures, ... (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 an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Johnston, RI. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, shoulder surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Arcand is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at the University of Montreal Faculty of Medicine and Laval University Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Rhode Island Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Montreal. He has received the distinction of Eagle Scout Delta Epsilon Sigma Honor Society Outstanding Young Americans. In addition to English, Dr. Arcand speaks French. He is affiliated with The Miriam Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital. 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, Knee ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kris Alden specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alden include knee problems, partial hip replacement (hip hemiarthroplasty), and joint pain. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Michael Staebler is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Staebler has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is professionally affiliated with The Miriam Hospital. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Staebler is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School, he performed his residency at Rhode Island Hospital. He is conversant in Portuguese.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Keith Rafal specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island and Milford Regional Medical Center. Dr. Rafal is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Cigna, Aetna, and Medicare. His practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Howard University College of Medicine. He trained at Boston Medical Center for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

All Interests: Fibromyalgia, Lower Back Pain, Osteoarthritis

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
830 Chalkstone Avenue
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Bryan Vopat's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Vopat's areas of expertise include the following: bone pain, strains, and knee arthroscopy. He is affiliated with Providence VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Rhode Island Hospital. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

All Interests: Bone Pain, Pain, Sports Health, Tendonitis, Knee Pain, Foot Surgery, Work Injuries, Nerve Pain, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Joseph Salama's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Salama average 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Salama include hip replacement, knee replacement, and arthroscopic surgery. He is affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Salama honors. He attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital and Mount Carmel Health System. Dr. Salama (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
285 Promenade Street
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Philippe Cote is an orthopedist in Providence, RI. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and metabolic bone diseases. Dr. Cote studied medicine at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Cote is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cote honors Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Metabolic Bone Diseases, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder ... (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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