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

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

Dr. Mitchell Fagelman is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Fagelman include total shoulder replacement, forearm fracture, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Fagelman attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school. Dr. Fagelman has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Fagelman is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Brian Snow practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in McKinney, TX and Frisco, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: carpal tunnel surgery, sports health, and shoulder reconstruction. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Snow's education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. Dr. Snow's practice is open to 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. James Allen Guess Jr., MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5601 Warren Parkway
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. James Guess is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Carrollton, TX, Flower Mound, TX, and Frisco, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Guess include back injuries, spinal decompression, and disc surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Medical Center of Lewisville. Dr. Guess is open to 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. Gary Creed Dennis, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
4461 Coit Road; Pavillion Ii, Suite 405
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Gary Dennis' medical specialty is spine surgery and neurosurgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dennis include meningioma, disc replacement, and neck pain. The average patient rating for Dr. Dennis is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Dennis is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Howard University College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Dennis is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He has an open panel.

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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. Christopher Don Allmon, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5757 Warren Parkway; Suite 180
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Allmon practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Plano, TX, Flower Mound, TX, and Frisco, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Allmon include knee arthritis, heel surgery, and wrist fracture. Dr. Allmon is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Workers' Compensation, and more. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Allmon (or staff) speaks Korean, Spanish, and Latin. Dr. Allmon is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Medical Center of Lewisville. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Heel Surgery, Wrist Fracture, Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Hip 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.