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

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX

Dr. Sabeen Najam is a specialist in adult rheumatology. She works in Baytown, TX and Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Najam include knee problems, paget's disease, and lupus. Dr. Najam is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. She attended medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Najam accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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
4301 Garth Road; Suite 400
Houston, TX

Dr. Sara Ehdaie's medical specialty is family medicine. In Dr. Ehdaie's practice, she is particularly interested in hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and arthritis. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HSA, CorVel, and more. Dr. Ehdaie is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Arthritis, Asthma, Hay Fever

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. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Guertin's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, hammer toe, and morton's neuroma. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Guertin honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He completed his residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Ghyasuddin Syed's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Syed include knee problems, minor surgery, and polymyositis. The average patient rating for Dr. Syed is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Syed accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He graduated from Dow Medical College. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Syed 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)

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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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