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We found 56 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Choice near Dallas, TX.

Dr. Adebisi Idowu Obafemi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Adebisi Obafemi is a general internist in Dallas, TX. Dr. Obafemi's education and training includes medical school at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, College of Health Sciences and Ogun State University, Obafemi Awolowo College of Health Sciences and residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Areas of expertise for Dr. Obafemi include high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), women's health issues, and diabetes. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Heartburn, Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Weight Management, Acid Reflux, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Elizabeth Blair Malone, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
5201 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Elizabeth Solow's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. These areas are among her clinical interests: myositis, rheumatoid arthritis, and vasculitis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Solow accepts. Dr. Solow attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Solow include: J. Michael Young Grant Department of Biological Sciences, University of Kansas; 1927-35 English Faculty Memorial Scholarship University of Kansas; and Flinn Vee Scholarship University of Kansas. Dr. Solow is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis

All Interests: Myositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andreas Michael Reimold, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
5303 Harry Hines Boulevard; 8th Floor, Suite 400
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Andreas Reimold's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Reimold's clinical interests include myositis, osteoarthritis, and vasculitis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS) and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Reimold welcomes new patients. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, he completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He has received distinctions including Texas Super Doctors; Lyndon Baines Johnson Research Award American Heart Association; and Arthritis Investigator Award American College of Rheumatology. Dr. Reimold (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and German.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis

All Interests: Myositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Anthony Minna, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
5303 Harry Hines Boulevard; 8th Floor, Suite 400
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. David Minna is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. These areas are among his clinical interests: myositis, osteoarthritis, and vasculitis. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Minna is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Minna's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He has received the following distinction: Top Doctor in Rheumatology D Magazine. He is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis

All Interests: Myositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Guillermo Andres Quiceno, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
5303 Harry Hines Boulevard; 8th Floor, Suite 400
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Guillermo Quiceno is a Dallas, TX physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. Dr. Quiceno attended CES University, Institute of Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Quiceno include myositis, vasculitis, and rheumatoid arthritis. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Quiceno speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Myositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis

Dr. David Ross Karp, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
5303 Harry Hines Boulevard; 8th Floor, Suite 400
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. David Karp is an adult rheumatology specialist in Dallas, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Karp include myositis, vasculitis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Karp honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Karp has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Myositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Puneet Bajaj, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
5303 Harry Hines Boulevard; 8th Floor, Suite 400
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Puneet Bajaj is an adult rheumatology specialist in Dallas, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Bajaj include myositis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Bajaj attended medical school at Madurai Medical College. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis

All Interests: Myositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Ian Myers, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
3600 Gaston Avenue; Suite 508
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Robert Myers works as a general internist and geriatrician in Dallas, TX. He attended medical school at Oxford University Medical School. Dr. Myers's areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, atrial fibrillation, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , gout

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Erectile Dysfunction, Hypertension, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marina Tomy Vengalil, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Marina Vengalil is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Areas of expertise for Dr. Vengalil include atrial fibrillation, hearing evaluation, and diabetes screening. Dr. Vengalil is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She graduated from Government Medical College, Kottayam. Dr. Vengalil is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, gout

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Eczema, Hearing Evaluation, Diabetes Screening, Diabetes Management, ... (Read more)

Dr. Wassila Amari, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Wassila Amari specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Dallas, TX and Waxahachie, TX. Her areas of expertise include raynaud's, osteoporosis, and psoriatic arthritis. The average patient rating for Dr. Amari is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Amari honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Amari graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. She is affiliated with Dallas Diagnostic Association.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Gout, Lupus, Raynaud's, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nilofar Ikram Syed, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
5303 Harry Hines Boulevard; 8th Floor, Suite 400
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Nilofar Syed is an adult rheumatologist. Dr. Syed's areas of expertise include the following: myositis, vasculitis, and osteoarthritis. Dr. Syed is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. Before performing Dr. Syed's residency at a hospital affiliated with Brown University, Dr. Syed attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Syed is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis

All Interests: Myositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alex Limanni, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Alex Limanni's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. He is especially interested in rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, and spondylolisthesis (slipped vertebra). His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Arthritis Centers of Texas. Dr. Limanni is a graduate of UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Limanni honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Arthritis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Spondylolisthesis

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Specializes in Family Medicine, General Pediatrics
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Hong Xiao's medical specialty is family medicine and general pediatrics. The average patient rating for Dr. Xiao is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Xiao include atrial fibrillation, appendicitis, and diabetes management. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical Center of Lewisville. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After attending Harbin Medical University for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. In addition to English, Dr. Xiao speaks Chinese.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis, gout

All Interests: Sports Health, Atrial Fibrillation, Diabetes Management, Bronchitis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid ... (Read more)

Dr. Nicole Susanne Swofford, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Nicole Swofford's area of specialization is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Swofford include menopause, thyroid problems, and migraine. Dr. Swofford is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Sports Health, Men's Health Issues, Knee Pain, Immunization, Incontinence, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Melanie E Zuo, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
5939 Harry Hines Boulevard, Eighth Floor; Suite 124
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Melanie Zuo works as an internist and geriatrician. Her clinical interests include emphysema, depression, and aging. Dr. Zuo is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. She graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then she performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Zuo include: Texas Rising Stars and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Preventive Care, Arthritis, Elder Care, Women's Health Issues, Anxiety, Memory Loss, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Bijas Benjamin's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He speaks Malayalam. Dr. Benjamin's areas of clinical interest consist of endocrine diseases (hormone disorders), preventive care, and osteoarthritis. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Benjamin is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

All Interests: Men's Health Issues, Rheumatic Diseases, Endocrine Diseases, Preventive Care, Osteoarthritis, ... (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.