We found 22 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Cigna Bronze near Frisco, TX.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
5350 Independnce Parkway; Suite 100
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Renuka Basavaraju's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. She graduated from Osmania Medical College. Dr. Basavaraju's areas of expertise include immunotherapy, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and fibromyalgia. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Basavaraju (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Dermatomyositis, Immunotherapy, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Rheumatic Diseases, Allergies, ... (Read more)

Dr. Phillip Howard Disraeli, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Urgent Care
8756 Teel Parkway; Suite 350
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Phillip Disraeli's areas of specialization are family medicine and urgent care. Dr. Disraeli is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: sports health, atrial fibrillation, and appendicitis. Patients gave Dr. Disraeli an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis, gout

All Interests: Sports Health, Atrial Fibrillation, Appendicitis, Diabetes Management, Immunization, Bronchitis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2840 Legacy Drive; Suite 400
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Bijas Benjamin is an internist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Benjamin include endocrine diseases (hormone disorders), preventive care, and osteoarthritis. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He is conversant in Malayalam. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

All Interests: Men's Health Issues, Rheumatic Diseases, Endocrine Diseases, Preventive Care, Osteoarthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ryan H Tatum, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4800 Hedgcoxe Road; Suite 200
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Ryan Tatum practices family medicine in Plano, TX and McKinney, TX. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tatum include diabetes, depression, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tatum takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Baylor Family Medicine at McKinney.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Arthritis, High Cholesterol, Women's Health ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Brian Snow is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in McKinney, TX and Frisco, TX. These areas are among Dr. Snow's clinical interests: carpal tunnel surgery, sports health, and shoulder reconstruction. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Snow's professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. He welcomes 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. 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 addition to English, Dr. Fagelman speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: total shoulder replacement, forearm fracture, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. On average, patients gave Dr. Fagelman a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Fagelman has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He has an open panel.

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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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Guess include back injuries, spinal decompression, and disc surgery. Dr. Guess is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Medical Center of Lewisville. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Guess accepts. He has an open panel. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Guess attended the University of Michigan Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3880 Parkwood Boulevard; Suite 501
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Timothy Allen is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Frisco, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Allen include sports health, carpal tunnel syndrome, and microvascular surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Allen takes. He graduated from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center and Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , hand arthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Wrist Surgery, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. David Masel is a neurosurgeon. His areas of expertise include the following: back injuries, bulging disc, and degenerative disc disease. Dr. Masel's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He obtained his medical school training at Emory University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Masel's professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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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. Virgil Bryan Iii Medlock III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Hand Surgery, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
5575 Warren Parkway; Suite 115
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Virgil Medlock works as an orthopedic traumatologist, hand surgeon, and orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. His clinical interests include elbow pain, PCL injury, and knee fracture. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Medlock attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Patient ratings for Dr. Medlock average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Medlock has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, shoulder arthritis

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Knee Fracture, ACL Injury, Elbow Arthroscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Eugene Berry, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
8501 Wade Boulevard; Suite 270
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Robert Berry is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Berry has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: meniscus surgery, knee arthritis, and elbow pain. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Riverside County Regional Medical Center, Dr. Berry attended Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Meniscus Surgery, Knee Arthritis, Elbow Pain, Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, Knee Pain, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Kendall Edward Ii Carll II, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4461 Coit Road; Suite 101
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Kendall Carll works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Carll's areas of expertise include laminectomy, back injuries, and bulging disc. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Pine Creek Medical Center. He attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Carll's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Disc Replacement, Radiculopathy, Stenosis, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Neck Pain, Thoracic ... (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. His areas of expertise include back injuries, cervical (neck) spine problems, and bulging disc. Dr. Turner is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Denton Regional Medical Center, and Baylor Scott & White Health. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for residency. Dr. Turner has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Paul Salinas, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
4461 Coit Road #405; Suite 405
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Paul Salinas works as a spine surgeon and neurosurgeon. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include back injuries, brain aneurysm, and bulging disc. Dr. Salinas honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Salinas (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center and Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Disc Problems, Kyphoplasty, Disc Replacement, Bone Spurs, Spine Reconstruction, Stenosis, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Christian Thomas Royer, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery
5575 Warren Parkway; Suite 115
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Christian Royer is a physician who specializes in orthopedic trauma, adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery, and foot & ankle surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Royer include warts, heel surgery, and bunionette (tailor's bunion). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Royer studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Royer has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Warts, Heel Surgery, Ankle Sprain, Bunionette, Athlete's Foot, Ankle Fracture, Foot Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Bradfield Heinrich, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
5575 Warren Parkway; Suite 115
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. John Heinrich is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: total shoulder replacement, knee arthritis, and elbow pain. Dr. Heinrich honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Heinrich has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Knee Fracture, Elbow Fracture, ... (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.