We found 6 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
12505 Lebanon Road
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Brian Snow's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Snow speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: carpal tunnel surgery, sports health, and shoulder reconstruction. His professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. Before performing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Snow attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Snow 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. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

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

Dr. John Mark Crates, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5601 Warren Parkway
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. John Crates is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include foot pain, foot reconstruction, and total ankle replacement. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Crates takes. He attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic for residency. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Crates speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Michael Turner is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and neurosurgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Turner include back injuries, cervical (neck) spine problems, and bulging disc. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Turner attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for residency. His professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Mitchell Fagelman is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Carrollton, TX and Frisco, TX. Dr. Fagelman attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For his professional training, Dr. Fagelman completed residency programs at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. These areas are among his clinical interests: total shoulder replacement, forearm fracture, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Fagelman is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Fagelman is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder 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 practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Carrollton, TX, Flower Mound, TX, and Frisco, TX. His clinical interests include back injuries, spinal decompression, and cervical (neck) spine problems. Dr. Guess honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Medical Center of Lewisville. Dr. Guess is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. David Masel works as a neurosurgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Masel include back injuries, bulging disc, and degenerative disc disease. His professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Masel attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. The average patient rating for Dr. Masel is 3.0 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. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Artificial Disc Replacement, Bone Spurs, Spine Reconstruction, Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Spinal 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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