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, who practices in East Providence, RI and Providence, RI, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. His areas of expertise include lupus and osteoarthritis. Dr. Reginato is in-network for Neighborhood Health Plan, Great-West Healthcare, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Reginato has received the following distinctions: Harvard/Hartford Foundation Jr Faculty Award; ACR/REF Career Devel Award in Geriatric Med.; and Arthritis Hero Award. NAF. He is professionally affiliated with the University Medicine (UM), The Miriam Hospital, and Rhode Island Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, gout

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

Dr. Bernard Zimmermann III, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
830 Chalkstone Avenue
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Bernard Zimmermann's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zimmermann include arthritis. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Zimmermann attended West Virginia University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Roger Williams Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Rhode Island Hospital, Providence VA Medical Center, and Roger Williams Medical Center (RWMC).

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Arthritis

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

Dr. Edward Lally is an adult rheumatologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Lally include osteoporosis and lupus. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Lally graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Lally completed a residency program at Boston Medical Center. He is professionally 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 a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. His areas of expertise consist of lupus and arthritis. He is professionally affiliated with the University Medicine (UM), The Miriam Hospital, and Rhode Island Hospital. Before completing his residency at Rhode Island Hospital, Dr. Schwartz attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Schwartz is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, gout

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

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

Dr. John Conte's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. These areas are among his clinical interests: osteoporosis and arthritis. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Conte is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with The Miriam Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Arthritis

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
830 Chalkstone Avenue
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Joanne Cunha practices adult rheumatology in East Providence, RI and Providence, RI. Dr. Cunha has indicated that her clinical interests include rheumatic diseases. She takes Medicare insurance. She attended Albany Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Rhode Island Hospital. Her 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, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Ultrasound, Scleroderma, Rheumatic Diseases

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

Dr. Anthony Deluise works as a hand surgeon, orthopedic surgeon, and sports medicine specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: shoulder surgery, upper extremity problems, and hand surgery procedures. He is in-network for Cigna, Aetna, and Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Deluise graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with The Miriam Hospital. 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. Patient reviews placed Dr. Digiovanni at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include hammer toe, bunions, and ankle surgery. He is professionally affiliated with The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Digiovanni is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Rhode Island Hospital. He speaks Italian.

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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. He speaks French. 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. Dr. Arcand attended the University of Montreal Faculty of Medicine and Laval University Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Rhode Island Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Montreal. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. His distinctions include: Eagle Scout; Delta Epsilon Sigma Honor Society; and Outstanding Young Americans. 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, Knee ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kris Alden is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Alden's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: 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. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency 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)

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

Dr. Joseph Salama works as an orthopedic surgeon in Beverly Hills, MI, Farmington, MI, and Novi, MI. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Salama include hip replacement, knee replacement, and arthroscopic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence Health System and Henry Ford Health System. He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. After attending 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 foreign 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)

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

Dr. Andrew Green's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Providence, RI and East Greenwich, RI. Dr. Green is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His residency was performed at Rhode Island Hospital. His areas of expertise include shoulder surgery, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Green honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Green (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Green's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Marco P Dirks, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
400 Massasoit Av; Suite 201
East Providence, RI
 

Dr. Marco Dirks is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise consist of hand problems and wrist problems. Dr. Dirks accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care. Dr. Dirks has received the following distinction: Raymond F. Kuhlmann, MD Resident Research Award. His professional affiliations include The Miriam Hospital and Sturdy Memorial Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Keith Rafal is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island and Milford Regional Medical Center. He takes Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rafal is accepting new patients. He 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, who practices in Providence, RI and East Providence, RI, is a medical specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Llado's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and knee surgery. He accepts Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Llado completed residency programs at Hahnemann University Hospital and Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. His professional affiliations include The Miriam Hospital and Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island. He is accepting 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. Michael Patrick Staebler, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
100 Butler Drive
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Michael Staebler is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Middletown, RI and Providence, RI. He speaks Portuguese. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Staebler's professional affiliations include The Miriam Hospital and Newport Hospital (Newport, RI). Dr. Staebler is a graduate of Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School and a graduate of Rhode Island Hospital's residency program. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Medicare insurance. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Musculoskeletal Trauma, 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.