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We found 36 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Blue Advantage Silver HMO 004 near Houston, TX.

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. Clinical interests for Dr. Posey include diabetes, pap test, and hypotension (low blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Posey has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ronnie Sheena works as an internist in Houston, TX. Patient reviews placed Dr. Sheena at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Sheena include diabetes, thyroid problems, and heart problems. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Sheena takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Sandeep Agarwal works as an adult rheumatologist. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr. Agarwal is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital for residency.

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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's specialties are general internal medicine and adult pulmonology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Saleem at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Saleem include thyroid problems, depression, and adolescent issues. He takes 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 Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Saleem's practice 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. Joseph S Spindler, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Spindler sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Spindler is a graduate of Autonomous University of Madrid Faculty of Medicine and Complutense University of Madrid Faculty of Medicine. His areas of expertise include raynaud's, osteoporosis, and musculoskeletal pain. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Spindler accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting 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)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Barbara Bush works as an internist. Dr. Bush is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menopause, and thyroid problems. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Bush is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Stanley Zimmerman is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in general internal medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, diabetes, and thyroid problems. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Zimmerman honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Zimmerman attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting 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)

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

Dr. David Huston's areas of specialization are rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases) and adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Huston graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Huston is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Javier Berrios' specialty is adult rheumatology. In his practice, Dr. Berrios focuses on rheumatoid arthritis. The average patient rating for Dr. Berrios is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of 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 is a neurologist and ophthalmologist. Dr. Tang's areas of expertise include thyroid problems, strabismus, and electrophysiological (EP) study. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. She attended Cayetano Heredia University and then went on to complete her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Tang has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. She is accepting 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 specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery and practices in Houston, TX and Pasadena, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: microsurgery, arthritis surgery, and hand problems. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Stafford is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at 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's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Dr. Stafford 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. Melvyn Augustus Harrington Jr. Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Melvyn Harrington specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and practices in Houston, TX and Pearland, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Harrington is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Harrington honors. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Harrington speaks German. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. David Netscher is a specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. He works in Houston, TX. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Netscher's clinical interests: dermabrasion, oral reconstruction, and breast augmentation. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Netscher welcomes new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Netscher attended medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. 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. Jason Samuel Ahuero, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jason Ahuero practices foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Houston, TX and Grapevine, TX. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Dr. Ahuero's clinical interests encompass total ankle replacement. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Ahuero is affiliated with 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. Rosalyn T Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Sports Medicine
7200 Cambridge Street; 10th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Rosalyn Nguyen is a rehabilitation physician and sports medicine specialist in Houston, TX. She speaks Vietnamese. After attending Stanford University School of Medicine, Dr. Nguyen completed her residency training at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Nguyen 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. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Nguyen's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

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

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

Dr. Judith Feigon sees patients in Houston, TX. Her medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma, pituitary tumor, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 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. Feigon honors. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Feigon's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Laser Treatment, Diabetic Retinopathy, Arthritis, Uveitis, Eye Problems, 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.