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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: depression, anemia, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Eelani's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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. He speaks Persian. Dr. Eelani is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Eelani's office for an appointment.

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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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Olatunji is a graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, College of Health Sciences. He trained at The Dudley Group of Hospitals for his residency. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Olatunji takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Heart Failure, Chronic Obstructive ... (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 is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Before performing his residency at the University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic, Dr. Whatley attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Patient reviews placed Dr. Whatley at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Whatley has received distinctions including Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton. Dr. Whatley is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Keith Collins Watson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
800 5th Avenue; Suite 500
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Keith Watson is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Fort Worth, TX. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Texas Health Resources. Dr. Watson is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has an open panel. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Watson trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Watson has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Robert Herman Schmidt, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5400 Clearfork Main Street
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Robert Schmidt is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schmidt include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Schmidt accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia for residency. Dr. Schmidt has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. He has an open panel.

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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
5400 Clearfork Main Street
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Theodore Crofford is a medical specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He has a special interest in knee problems, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and hip problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Crofford is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Crofford is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Crofford has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Crofford is affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. He is accepting 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
5400 Clearfork Main Street
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Steven Weeden is an adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery specialist in Fort Worth, TX. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. Dr. Weeden studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Weeden accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Ajai Cadambi, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
5400 Clearfork Main Street
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Ajai Cadambi is a specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He works in Fort Worth, TX. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Cadambi's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has indicated that his clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Cadambi takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. Cadambi is accepting 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 works as an adult nephrologist in Fort Worth, TX. After completing medical school at Dow Medical College, Dr. Hafeez performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. His areas of expertise include vitamin D deficiency, polycystic kidney disease, and nephrotic syndrome. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Hafeez (or staff) speaks Urdu. He is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He 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. Bibas Reddy, DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
800 West Magnolia Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Bibas Reddy is a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. Dr. Reddy attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Ochsner Medical Center for residency. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, thrombocytosis (high platelet count), and psoriatic arthritis. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Reddy speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne. Dr. Reddy 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)

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

Dr. Keith Louden is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Fort Worth, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Louden include knee arthritis, sports health, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth. Dr. Louden takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. Dr. Louden is conversant in Spanish.

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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)

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

Dr. William Coleman is an orthopedist in Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Coleman's clinical interests include knee arthritis, elbow pain, and ankle sprain. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Resources, and Texas Health Care. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He trained at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center for residency. Dr. Coleman is conversant in Spanish.

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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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After completing medical school at Dow Medical College, he performed his residency at St. Francis Hospital. Dr. Selod's clinical interests include strains, steroid injections, and arm fracture. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Selod (or staff) is conversant in 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 neurosurgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ward include brain aneurysm, torticollis, and skull base surgery. Dr. Ward honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He 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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