We found 14 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Blue Advantage Plus Bronze 103 - One $0 PCP Visit near Fort Worth, TX.

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

Dr. Frood Eelani is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Eelani's clinical interests include depression, anemia, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Eelani graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He 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)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
650 St. Louis Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Adebola Olatunji's specialty is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Olatunji accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, College of Health Sciences and Ogun State University, Obafemi Awolowo College of Health Sciences. Dr. Olatunji's residency was performed at The Dudley Group of Hospitals. His professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Heart Failure, Chronic Obstructive ... (Read more)

Dr. Keith Collins Watson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
800 Fifth Avenue; Suite 500
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Keith Watson practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Watson is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Watson has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Texas Health Resources. Dr. Watson has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Arden Whatley, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
800 5th Avenue; Suite 500
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Paul Whatley practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton. Before completing his residency at the University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic, Dr. Whatley attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Whatley has received include Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Whatley has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Herman Schmidt, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
750 Eighth Avenue; Suite 400
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Robert Schmidt practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Fort Worth, TX. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Schmidt is affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schmidt is open to new patients. He attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Hip Problems, Replacement Arthroplasty

Dr. Theodore William Crofford, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
750 8th Avenue; Suite 400
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Theodore Crofford is a physician who specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and hip problems. Dr. Crofford has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Crofford has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. Dr. Crofford welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Hip Problems, Replacement Arthroplasty

Dr. Steven H Weeden, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
750 Eighth Avenue; Suite 400
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Steven Weeden specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Weeden a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Weeden has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Hip Problems, Replacement Arthroplasty

Dr. Abdul Hafeez, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
950 West Magnolia
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Abdul Hafeez is an adult nephrologist in Fort Worth, TX. He attended Dow Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo for residency. His areas of expertise include vitamin D deficiency, polycystic kidney disease, and nephrotic syndrome. Dr. Hafeez honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hafeez (or staff) speaks Urdu. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Dr. Hafeez is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gout

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Nephrotic Syndrome, Electrolyte Disorders, Kidney Stones, Edema, ... (Read more)

Dr. Keith Ward Louden, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
800 8th Avenue; Suite 506
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Keith Louden's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Fort Worth, TX and Granbury, TX. Before completing his residency at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, Dr. Louden attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Louden's clinical interests: knee arthritis, sports health, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth. Dr. Louden's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, osteoarthritis, arthritis

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

Dr. Bibas Reddy, DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
800 W. Magnolia Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Bibas Reddy is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Reddy's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, thrombocytosis (high platelet count), and psoriatic arthritis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne. He attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at Ochsner Medical Center. Dr. Reddy is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Dr. Reddy has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease, Larynx Cancer, Liver Cancer, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1300 W Rosedale; Suite B
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. William Coleman is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Coleman include knee arthritis, elbow pain, and ankle sprain. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Coleman is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Resources, and Texas Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, osteoarthritis, arthritis, shoulder arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Disc Problems, Ankle Sprain, Wrist Fracture, Sports Health, Diagnostic Evaluation, ACL Injury, Bone ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Farooq Selod practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Fort Worth, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Selod include strains, steroid injections, and arm fracture. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Dow Medical College. He trained at St. Francis Hospital for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Selod (or staff) speaks Urdu. Dr. Selod's 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. Ajai Cadambi, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
5400 Clearfork Main Street
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Ajai Cadambi is an adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery specialist in Fort Worth, TX. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. He is especially interested in knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Cadambi has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Cadambi is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Hip Problems, Replacement Arthroplasty

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

Dr. Gregory Ward's specialty is neurosurgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: brain aneurysm, torticollis, and skull base surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Ward attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Ward is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

All Interests: Lamina Procedures, Neuroendoscopy, Artificial Disc Replacement, Radiculopathy, Neck Pain, ... (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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