We found 4 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept BlueCross BlueShield Traditional near Frisco, TX.

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

Dr. Gary Dennis specializes in spine surgery and neurosurgery and practices in Frisco, TX and Plano, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Dennis average 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dennis include meningioma, bone spurs, and spine reconstruction. He 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. 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cervical arthritis, arthritis, spinal arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Disc Problems, Artificial Disc Replacement, Bone Spurs, Stenosis, Scoliosis, Brain Cancer, Lower ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Scott Turner, MD, PhD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
4461 Coit Road; Suite 404
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Michael Turner works as a spine surgeon and neurosurgeon. Dr. Turner's areas of expertise include kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), meningioma, and bone spurs. He is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Medical City Denton, and Baylor Scott & White Health. 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. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Turner honors. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , cervical arthritis, arthritis, spinal arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Disc Problems, Artificial Disc Replacement, Bone Spurs, Radiculopathy, Stenosis, Scoliosis, Brain ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Crates is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Plano, TX and Frisco, TX. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic's residency program. In his practice, Dr. Crates focuses on foot problems and ankle problems. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Crates has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Plano. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Crates's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Arthritis, Foot Problems, Trauma

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

Dr. David Masel is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Masel at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include back injuries, cervical herniated disc, and bulging disc. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Masel takes. He attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Masel's training includes residency programs at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. His professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Plano. Dr. Masel is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, spinal 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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