We found 5 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept BlueCross BlueShield Traditional 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 is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Snow include carpal tunnel surgery, sports health, and shoulder reconstruction. Dr. Snow honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Snow attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Snow's office for an appointment.

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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's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include total shoulder replacement, forearm fracture, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). Dr. Fagelman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Dr. Fagelman performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. The average patient rating for Dr. Fagelman is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. 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 specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Carrollton, TX, Flower Mound, TX, and Frisco, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: back injuries, spinal decompression, and cervical (neck) spine problems. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Guess studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Guess trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati for his residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Medical Center of Lewisville. He is open to 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 sees patients in Plano, TX, Grapevine, TX, and Sunnyvale, TX. His medical specialty is neurosurgery. Dr. Masel's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: back injuries, bulging disc, and degenerative disc disease. His professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Masel is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Masel attended Emory University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Michael Turner's areas of specialization are spine surgery and neurosurgery. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Turner include back injuries, cervical (neck) spine problems, and bulging disc. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Turner's professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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