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 practices general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Obafemi include high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), women's health issues, and diabetes. He is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Obafemi honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. After attending Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, College of Health Sciences and Ogun State University, Obafemi Awolowo College of Health Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County.

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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 specialty is adult rheumatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Solow include myositis, rheumatoid arthritis, and vasculitis. Dr. Solow takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Awards and/or distinctions she has received 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. She 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 practices adult rheumatology in Dallas, TX. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His clinical interests include myositis, osteoarthritis, and vasculitis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reimold honors. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 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 foreign languages: Spanish and German. Dr. Reimold is affiliated with VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS) and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 practices adult rheumatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Minna include myositis, osteoarthritis, and vasculitis. He is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Minna attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Top Doctor in Rheumatology D Magazine.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis

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

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

Dr. David Karp sees patients in Dallas, TX. His medical specialty is adult rheumatology. His areas of expertise include myositis, vasculitis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Karp is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Karp is 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. Guillermo Andres Quiceno, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
5303 Harry Hines Boulevard; 8th Floor, Suite 400
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Guillermo Quiceno specializes in adult rheumatology. In addition to English, Dr. Quiceno speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Quiceno include myositis, vasculitis, and rheumatoid arthritis. His professional affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. He attended medical school at CES University, Institute of Health Sciences. His residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Quiceno is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

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

Dr. Wen Shiao Lai, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Wen Lai's specialty is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include depression, thyroid cancer, and headache. Dr. Lai is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Lai's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Puneet Bajaj practices adult rheumatology in Dallas, TX. After completing medical school at Madurai Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Dr. Bajaj's areas of expertise include myositis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. 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. Robert Ian Myers, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
3600 Gaston Avenue; Suite 508
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Robert Myers' areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Myers's areas of expertise include thyroid problems, atrial fibrillation, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Oxford University Medical School. Dr. Myers is 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 specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Dallas, TX and Garland, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vengalil include atrial fibrillation, hearing evaluation, and diabetes screening. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She graduated from Government Medical College, Kottayam. In addition to English, Dr. Vengalil speaks Spanish.

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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's specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Amari's areas of expertise include the following: raynaud's, osteoporosis, and psoriatic arthritis. She is professionally affiliated with Dallas Diagnostic Association. She 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. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Amari honors. Dr. Amari has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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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 practices adult rheumatology. These areas are among Dr. Syed's clinical interests: myositis, vasculitis, and osteoarthritis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Syed honors. Dr. Syed obtained Dr. Syed's medical school training at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and performed Dr. Syed's residency at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. Dr. Syed is professionally 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. Alex Limanni, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

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

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis

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

Dr. Hong Xiao, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Pediatrics
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Hong Xiao's areas of specialization are family medicine and general pediatrics; she sees patients in Dallas, TX and Carrollton, TX. In addition to English, she speaks Chinese. These areas are among her clinical interests: wheezing, atrial fibrillation, and appendicitis. Dr. Xiao's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical Center of Lewisville. She graduated from Harbin Medical University. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Patients rated Dr. Xiao highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis, gout

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

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

Dr. Nicole Swofford specializes in family medicine. These areas are among Dr. Swofford's clinical interests: menopause, thyroid problems, and migraine. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Swofford is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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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's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); she sees patients in Dallas, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Zuo attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Her residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Her areas of expertise include the following: emphysema, depression, and aging. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zuo takes. Dr. Zuo's distinctions include: Texas Rising Stars and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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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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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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