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We found 4 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold HMO near Frisco, TX.

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Dr. Brian Joseph Snow, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
12505 Lebanon Road
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Brian Snow sees patients in McKinney, TX and Frisco, TX. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: carpal tunnel surgery, sports health, and shoulder reconstruction. Dr. Snow 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 is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and a graduate of Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center's residency program. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Snow is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Elbow Arthroscopy, Total Hip Replacement, Partial Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Gary Creed Dennis, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
4461 Coit Road; Pavillion Ii, Suite 405
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Gary Dennis works as a spine surgeon and neurosurgeon. He speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Dennis's clinical interests: meningioma, disc replacement, and neck pain. He is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. After completing medical school at Howard University College of Medicine, Dr. Dennis performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dennis accepts. Dr. Dennis is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Disc Problems, Disc Replacement, Stenosis, Neck Pain, Thoracic Problems, Scoliosis, Spinal Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy Graham Allen, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
3880 Parkwood Boulevard; Suite 501
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Timothy Allen is a Frisco, TX physician who specializes in hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Allen include sports health, carpal tunnel syndrome, and microvascular surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Allen graduated from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center and Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , hand arthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Wrist Surgery, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, ... (Read more)

Dr. William T McCullough, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
4461 Coit Road; Suite 405
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. William McCullough works as a spine surgeon and neurosurgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. McCullough include disc replacement, bone spurs, and spine reconstruction. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. McCullough accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. McCullough's education and training includes medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). He is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center and Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Disc Problems, Kyphoplasty, Disc Replacement, Bone Spurs, Spine Reconstruction, Stenosis, Neck ... (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.