We found 4 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Unicare PPO near Baytown, TX.

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Sabeen Najam's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Her clinical interests include knee problems, lupus, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Najam is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Najam takes. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Najam attended medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Bone Spurs, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sara Meena Ehdaie, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
4301 Garth Road; Suite 400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sara Ehdaie specializes in family medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine. Dr. Ehdaie studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ehdaie include hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and arthritis. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HSA, CorVel, and more. Dr. Ehdaie is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Arthritis, Asthma, Hay Fever

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Other
2802 Garth Road; Suite 109
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Ghyasuddin Syed is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, minor surgery, and polymyositis. Dr. Syed's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. He studied medicine at Dow Medical College. The average patient rating for Dr. Syed is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Syed honors. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Substance Abuse, Sleep Disorders, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Scoliosis, Erectile ... (Read more)

Daren Michael Guertin
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
2802 Garth Road; Suite 103
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Daren Guertin's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery; he sees patients in Baytown, TX and Humble, TX. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, hammer toe, and morton's neuroma. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Guertin's residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital. On average, patients gave Dr. Guertin a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Morton's Neuroma, Arthroscopic Surgery, Neuropathy, Arthritis, Foot Problems, Hammer ... (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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