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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 specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Dallas, TX. He attended Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, College of Health Sciences and Ogun State University, Obafemi Awolowo College of Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. These areas are among Dr. Obafemi's clinical interests: high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), women's health issues, and diabetes. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 specializes in adult rheumatology. These areas are among her clinical interests: myositis, rheumatoid arthritis, and vasculitis. Dr. Solow is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for 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. For her residency, Dr. Solow trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Solow has received distinctions including 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.

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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 is a rheumatologist. In addition to English, Dr. Reimold (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. His areas of expertise include the following: 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 obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Reimold has received include Texas Super Doctors; Lyndon Baines Johnson Research Award American Heart Association; and Arthritis Investigator Award American College of Rheumatology. 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 is an adult rheumatology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Minna include myositis, osteoarthritis, and vasculitis. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Minna is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. He has received the distinction of 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. Guillermo Andres Quiceno, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
5303 Harry Hines Boulevard; 8th Floor, Suite 400
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Guillermo Quiceno's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include myositis, vasculitis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Quiceno is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended CES University, Institute of Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, 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 specializes in adult rheumatology. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. His areas of expertise include the following: myositis, vasculitis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Karp is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Karp has received the following distinction: 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 a specialist in adult rheumatology. His areas of expertise include the following: myositis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Bajaj is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama, Dr. Bajaj attended Madurai Medical College for medical school. Dr. Bajaj 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. Robert Ian Myers, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
3600 Gaston Avenue; Suite 508
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Robert Myers' specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). His areas of expertise include thyroid problems, atrial fibrillation, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Myers graduated from Oxford University Medical School. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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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's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). These areas are among her clinical interests: atrial fibrillation, hearing evaluation, and diabetes screening. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Vengalil attended medical school at Government Medical College, Kottayam. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally 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's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Clinical interests for Dr. Amari include raynaud's, osteoporosis, and psoriatic arthritis. On average, patients gave Dr. Amari a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Amari is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: 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 a specialist in adult rheumatology. These areas are among Dr. Syed's clinical interests: myositis, vasculitis, and osteoarthritis. Dr. Syed honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Syed graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Syed's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. Dr. Syed 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. Alex Limanni, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Alex Limanni is an adult rheumatology specialist. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Limanni include rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, and spondylolisthesis (slipped vertebra). Dr. Limanni accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Limanni has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Arthritis Centers of Texas.

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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 practices family medicine and general pediatrics in Dallas, TX and Carrollton, TX. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Xiao's areas of expertise include the following: atrial fibrillation, appendicitis, and diabetes management. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Harbin Medical University and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She is conversant in Chinese. Dr. Xiao's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical Center of Lewisville.

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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 specialty is family medicine. Her clinical interests include menopause, thyroid problems, and migraine. Dr. Swofford is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. She is a graduate of Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Swofford accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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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 a general internist and geriatrician in Dallas, TX and Houston, TX. Her clinical interests include emphysema, depression, and aging. Dr. Zuo is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After attending the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school, she completed her residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. 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 practices general internal medicine. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Benjamin's areas of expertise include endocrine diseases (hormone disorders), preventive care, and osteoarthritis. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Malayalam. Dr. Benjamin is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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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.