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We found 17 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 an adult rheumatologist in East Providence, RI and Providence, RI. Clinical interests for Dr. Reginato include lupus and osteoarthritis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University Medicine (UM), The Miriam Hospital, and Rhode Island Hospital. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Reginato completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Reginato takes Neighborhood Health Plan, Great-West Healthcare, Cigna, and more. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Harvard/Hartford Foundation Jr Faculty Award; ACR/REF Career Devel Award in Geriatric Med.; and Arthritis Hero Award. NAF. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, gout

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

Dr. Karmela Kim Chan, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
407 East Avenue; Suite 250
Pawtucket, RI
 

Dr. Karmela Chan practices adult rheumatology in Pawtucket, RI. Patient ratings for Dr. Chan average 2.5 stars out of 5. She is especially interested in osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Chan takes Medicare insurance. After attending the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school, Dr. Chan completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. She has received the following distinction: Top Doctor, Rhode Island Magazine 2015-2016. Her professional affiliations include The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and Hospital for Special Surgery.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis

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

Dr. Edward Lally's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. He studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Lally completed a residency program at Boston Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lally include osteoporosis and lupus. He is in-network 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. Bernard Zimmermann III, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
830 Chalkstone Avenue
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Bernard Zimmermann practices adult rheumatology in Providence, RI. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Zimmermann include arthritis. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine. He trained at Roger Williams Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Zimmermann's 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. Stuart T Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2 Dudley Street; Suite 370
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Stuart Schwartz's specialty is adult rheumatology. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Schwartz has indicated that his clinical interests include lupus and arthritis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University Medicine (UM), The Miriam Hospital, and Rhode Island Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Schwartz's training includes a residency program at Rhode Island Hospital.

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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 practices adult rheumatology. His clinical interests encompass osteoporosis and arthritis. Dr. Conte takes Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Dr. Conte attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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, who practices in East Providence, RI and Providence, RI, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Her education and training includes medical school at Albany Medical College and residency at Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Cunha has a special interest in rheumatic diseases. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. She is affiliated with 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. 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. After completing medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School, Dr. Digiovanni performed his residency at Rhode Island Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Digiovanni include hammer toe, bunions, and ankle surgery. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He speaks Italian. Dr. Digiovanni is affiliated with The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Digiovanni's office for an appointment.

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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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Deluise include shoulder surgery, upper extremity problems, and hand surgery procedures. Dr. Deluise accepts Cigna, Aetna, Medicare, and more. He studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Deluise completed a residency program at Boston Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Deluise is professionally affiliated with The Miriam Hospital. His practice is open to 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. Kris John Alden, PhD, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1 Erie Court; Suite 7120
Elmhurst, IL
 

Dr. Kris Alden is an orthopedist in Western Springs, IL, Naperville, IL, and Elmhurst, IL. Dr. Alden graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His clinical interests include knee problems, partial hip replacement (hip hemiarthroplasty), and joint pain. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Alden is professionally affiliated with 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. Michel Albert Arcand, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1524 Atwood Avenue; Suite 140
Johnston, RI
 

Dr. Michel Arcand's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Arcand's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, shoulder surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Montreal Faculty of Medicine and Laval University Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Rhode Island Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Montreal. He has received professional recognition including the following: Eagle Scout; Delta Epsilon Sigma Honor Society; and Outstanding Young Americans. He is conversant in French. Dr. Arcand's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, The Miriam Hospital, and Rhode Island Hospital. 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. Joseph Salama, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 420
Farmington, MI
 

Dr. Joseph Salama practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Beverly Hills, MI, Farmington, MI, and Novi, MI. 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's areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, knee replacement, and arthroscopic surgery. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. Dr. Salama (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John Providence Health System and Henry Ford Health System.

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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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Providence, RI and East Greenwich, RI. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, he completed his residency training at Rhode Island Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Green include shoulder surgery, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. In addition to English, Dr. Green (or staff) speaks 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. Roald Jon Llado, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
285 Promenade Street
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Roald Llado works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon in Providence, RI and East Providence, RI. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital and Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. Dr. Llado's areas of expertise include knee problems, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and knee surgery. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Llado's professional affiliations include The Miriam Hospital and Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island. His practice is open to 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. Marco P Dirks, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
400 Massasoit Av; Suite 201
East Providence, RI
 

Dr. Marco Dirks' specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. 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. Dr. Dirks has a special interest in hand problems and wrist problems. He is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He has received professional recognition including the following: Raymond F. Kuhlmann, MD Resident Research Award. His professional affiliations include The Miriam Hospital and Sturdy Memorial Hospital. Dr. Dirks is open to 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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Middletown, RI and Providence, RI. He studied medicine at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School. He trained at Rhode Island Hospital for residency. These areas are among Dr. Staebler's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Staebler honors Medicare insurance. He is conversant in Portuguese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include The Miriam Hospital and Newport Hospital (Newport, RI). Dr. Staebler is open to 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.