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We found 5 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept BlueCross BlueShield Traditional near Frisco, TX.

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

Dr. Brian Snow works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in McKinney, TX and Frisco, TX. His clinical interests include carpal tunnel surgery, sports health, and shoulder reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. Dr. Snow accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Snow welcomes new patients. He attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

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

Dr. Mitchell Franklin Fagelman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
5601 Warren Parkway
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Mitchell Fagelman is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His areas of expertise include total shoulder replacement, forearm fracture, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). Dr. Fagelman's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Fagelman speaks Spanish. Dr. Fagelman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Forearm Fracture, Wrist Fracture, Shoulder Reconstruction, Elbow Fracture, Elbow Arthroscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Allen Guess Jr., MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5601 Warren Parkway
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. James Guess, who practices in Carrollton, TX, Flower Mound, TX, and Frisco, TX, is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Guess include back injuries, spinal decompression, and disc surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Medical Center of Lewisville. He studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Guess welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Disc Problems, Spine Reconstruction, Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Spinal Pain, Spinal Instrumentation, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Lawrence Masel, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
7150 Preston Road; Suite 300
Plano, TX
 

Dr. David Masel practices neurosurgery. Dr. Masel's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include back injuries, bulging disc, and degenerative disc disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Dr. Masel 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 open to new patients. He attended Emory University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Disc Replacement, Bone Spurs, Spine Reconstruction, Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Spinal Pain, Lower Back ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Scott Turner, MD, PhD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
12505 Lebanon Road
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Michael Turner is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and neurosurgery. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago, Dr. Turner attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: back injuries, cervical (neck) spine problems, and bulging disc. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Denton Regional Medical Center, and Baylor Scott & White Health. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Turner's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Disc Replacement, Bone Spurs, Scoliosis, Lower Back Pain, Back Problems, Lumbar Spine Problems, ... (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.