We found 8 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Aetna Gold EPO near Fort Worth, TX.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1315 6th Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Frood Eelani's specialty is general internal medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Eelani include depression, anemia, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center for residency. He speaks Persian. Dr. Eelani is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Dr. Eelani is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Sleep Apnea, Urinalysis, Diabetes, Obesity, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jon Chanthakhane Sivoravong, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
1305 East Seminary Drive
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Jon Sivoravong sees patients in Fort Worth, TX. His medical specialty is family medicine. His areas of expertise include colposcopy, menopause, and depression. Dr. Sivoravong is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth. After attending the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Colposcopy, Depression, Immunization, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Urinalysis, Diabetes, Obesity, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
800 5th Avenue; Suite 400
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Timothy Niacaris' medical specialty is hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, steroid injections, and knee surgery. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Niacaris's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Niacaris's hospital/clinic affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis

All Interests: Leg Fracture, Arm Fracture, Wrist Fracture, Shoulder Fracture, Elbow Fracture, Hand Fracture, Ankle ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
800 5th Avenue; Suite 400
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Farooq Selod's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Selod include strains, steroid injections, and arm fracture. Dr. Selod accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Dow Medical College and then he performed his residency at St. Francis Hospital. Dr. Selod (or staff) speaks Urdu. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Resources.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout

All Interests: Leg Fracture, Arm Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Shoulder Fracture, Hand Fracture, Ankle Fracture, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory Alan Ward, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
909 9th Avenue; Suite 201
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Gregory Ward is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ward include brain aneurysm, torticollis, and skull base surgery. He is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth. Dr. Ward accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He trained at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

All Interests: Lamina Procedures, Neuroendoscopy, Disc Replacement, Radiculopathy, Neck Pain, Neurostimulation, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
800 5th Avenue; Suite 400
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Di Parks works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Her areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, strains, and knee surgery. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Parks obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed her residency at JPS Health Network. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Parks is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

All Interests: Leg Fracture, Arm Fracture, Wrist Fracture, Shoulder Fracture, Knee Fracture, Hand Fracture, ... (Read more)

Gregory Allen Jaryga
Specializes in Podiatry
1400 Eighth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Gregory Jaryga practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) in Fort Worth, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Jaryga is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: foot pain, ankle sprain, and ankle arthroscopy. Dr. Jaryga takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, Ankle Fracture, Foot Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Dr. Neil Dilip Shah, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4441 Bryant Irvin Road N
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Neil Shah's medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a special interest in cervical (neck) spine problems, arthritis, and herniated disc. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah studied medicine at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Shah's residency was performed at JPS Health Network. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Las Colinas Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Herniated Disc, Cervical Spine Problems, Arthritis, Spine Problems

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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.