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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's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Sheena is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, thyroid problems, and heart problems. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Sheena has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Sheena's practice is open to 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's medical specialty is general internal medicine. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Posey include diabetes, pap test, and hypotension (low blood pressure). Dr. Posey is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Posey is accepting new patients.

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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 specializes in adult rheumatology. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For his residency, Dr. Agarwal trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Agarwal is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Agarwal is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis

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

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

Dr. Barbara Bush's area of specialization is general internal medicine. She studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menopause, and thyroid problems. Dr. Bush has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Bush is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Bursitis, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Non-Invasive Cardiology, ... (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 is an internist and adult pulmonologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Saleem is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Saleem's clinical interests include thyroid problems, depression, and adolescent issues. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Saleem attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

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

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

Dr. Joseph Spindler, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Spindler include raynaud's, osteoporosis, and musculoskeletal pain. Dr. Spindler takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Autonomous University of Madrid Faculty of Medicine and Complutense University of Madrid Faculty of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Spindler is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Spindler is open to 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's specialties are rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases) and adult allergy & immunology. He practices in Houston, TX. Dr. Huston's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Huston attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Huston takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Zimmerman include back pain, diabetes, and thyroid problems. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Zimmerman is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Zimmerman 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. He welcomes new patients.

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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 sees patients in Katy, TX and Houston, TX. His medical specialty is adult rheumatology. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Berrios include rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Berrios is affiliated with Memorial Hermann. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

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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 sees patients in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Galveston, TX. Her medical specialties are neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and ophthalmology (eye disease). Her education and training includes medical school at Cayetano Heredia University and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and Georgetown University Hospital. Her areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, strabismus, and electrophysiological (EP) study. On average, patients gave Dr. Tang a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tang takes. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Tang's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Eye Exam, Myasthenia Gravis, Diabetic Retinopathy, ... (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 medical specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: microsurgery, arthritis surgery, and hand problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Stafford completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. The average patient rating for Dr. Stafford is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. David Netscher is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Netscher's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: dermabrasion, oral reconstruction, and breast augmentation. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Dr. Netscher takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Netscher has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Oral Reconstruction, Breast Augmentation, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Cosmetic 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 specialist in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Houston, TX and Grapevine, TX. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ahuero trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. His clinical interests encompass total ankle replacement. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Ahuero has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. His professional 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 orthopedic reconstructive surgeon in Houston, TX. He is conversant in German. His areas of expertise include hip replacement, knee replacement, and revision knee arthroplasty. Dr. Harrington is affiliated with Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He studied medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Harrington is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Rosalyn T Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Sports Medicine
7200 Cambridge Street; 10th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Rosalyn Nguyen works as a rehabilitation physician and sports medicine specialist. In addition to English, she speaks Vietnamese. After attending Stanford University School of Medicine, Dr. Nguyen completed her residency training at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nguyen takes. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Chief Resident, Harvard Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation; American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation Leadership Award; and Walter R. Frontera, M.D., Ph.D. Outstanding Research Award. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Bursitis, Ultrasound, Elbow Problems, Overuse Injuries, Shoulder ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Charles Kevorkian's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). His areas of expertise include spasticity, stroke, and guillain-barre syndrome. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Kevorkian takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kevorkian has an open panel. He attended medical school at the University of New South Wales and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. He trained at Prince of Wales Hospital and Mayo Clinic for residency. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Lower Back 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.