We found 31 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Blue Advantage Silver HMO 004 near Houston, TX.

Dr. Ronnie Abraham Sheena, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ronnie Sheena sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Sheena include diabetes, thyroid problems, and heart problems. Dr. Sheena is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Sheena average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sheena is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Preventive Care, Heart Problems, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Arthritis

Dr. John Alton Posey Jr., PhD, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. John Posey works as a general internist in Houston, TX. His clinical interests include diabetes, pap test, and hypotension (low blood pressure). Dr. Posey is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Posey has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Hypertension, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Diabetes, Arthritis, High Cholesterol, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sandeep Krishna Agarwal, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
6431 Fannin Msb; 5th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sandeep Agarwal's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Agarwal takes. Dr. Agarwal is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and a graduate of Brigham and Women's Hospital's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Research, Scleroderma, Autoimmune Disorders, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, ... (Read more)

Dr. Agha Sahir Saleem, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
1919 North Loop West Suite; 410
Houston, TX
 

Dr. A. Saleem specializes in general internal medicine and adult pulmonology. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Saleem include thyroid problems, depression, and adolescent issues. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Saleem accepts. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Saleem is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, Rheumatoid Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Barbara Elizabeth Bush, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Barbara Bush specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Houston, TX. Her areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menopause, and thyroid problems. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Bush graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Bush is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bush is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Bursitis, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Non-Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph S Spindler, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Spindler is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He works in Houston, TX. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Spindler's areas of expertise include raynaud's, osteoporosis, and musculoskeletal pain. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at Autonomous University of Madrid Faculty of Medicine and Complutense University of Madrid Faculty of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Spindler is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Lower Back Pain, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. David Paul Huston, MD
Specializes in Rheumatology, Adult Allergy & Immunology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Huston sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialties are rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases) and adult allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Huston is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Huston accepts. He graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Huston has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Arthritis, Sinusitis, Lupus, Asthma, Vasculitis, Hives, Angioedema, Hay Fever

Dr. Stanley Jay Zimmerman, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Stanley Zimmerman's specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Zimmerman include back pain, diabetes, and thyroid problems. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Zimmerman takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Zimmerman's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Neck Pain, Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Arthritis, Back Pain, Heart Failure, Thyroid ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1631 North Loop W; Suite 555
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Javier Berrios is an adult rheumatology specialist in Katy, TX and Houston, TX. He is especially interested in rheumatoid arthritis. Patients rated Dr. Berrios highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts 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 the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Berrios is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rheumatic Diseases

Dr. Rosa Ana Tang, MPH, MBA, MD
Specializes in Other, Neurology, Ophthalmology
4901 Calhoun; Building 505
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Rosa Tang specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tang include thyroid problems, strabismus, and electrophysiological (EP) study. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. After completing medical school at Cayetano Heredia University, she performed her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Tang's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Tang is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Eye Exam, Pituitary Surgery, Myasthenia Gravis, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Terence Netscher, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Netscher, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: dermabrasion, oral reconstruction, and breast augmentation. Dr. Netscher is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After completing medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Dr. Netscher performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Netscher speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Oral Reconstruction, Breast Augmentation, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Cosmetic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Benjamin Iv Stafford IV, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. James Stafford is a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Stafford include microsurgery, arthritis surgery, and hand problems. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Stafford has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Stafford's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Elbow Arthroscopy, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Arthritis, Hand Problems, Arthritis Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jason Samuel Ahuero, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jason Ahuero is a foot and ankle surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Houston, TX and Grapevine, TX. His clinical interests include total ankle replacement. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Ahuero performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility, and Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Ankle Problems, Arthritis, Sports Injuries, Foot Problems, Total Ankle Replacement, Trauma

Dr. Melvyn Augustus Harrington Jr. Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Melvyn Harrington is an adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, knee replacement, and revision knee arthroplasty. Patient ratings for Dr. Harrington average 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Harrington speaks German. Dr. Harrington is professionally affiliated with Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Revision Knee Arthroplasty, Revision Hip Arthroplasty, Arthritis, Hip Replacement, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles George Kevorkian, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Charles Kevorkian is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). His areas of expertise include the following: spasticity, stroke, and guillain-barre syndrome. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Kevorkian's education and training includes medical school at the University of New South Wales and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and residency at Prince of Wales Hospital and Mayo Clinic. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Kevorkian is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Lower Back Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Judith Tova Feigon, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Judith Feigon is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She works in Houston, TX. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Feigon's clinical interests include glaucoma, pituitary tumor, and comprehensive ophthalmology. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Feigon completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Her professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Laser Treatment, Diabetic Retinopathy, Arthritis, Uveitis, Eye Problems, Brain Tumor, Comprehensive ... (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.