We found 43 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver HMO near Houston, TX.

Showing 1-16 of 43
Selecting one of the sort options will cause this page to reload and list providers by the selected sort order.
Dr. Sandeep Krishna Agarwal, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 600
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sandeep Agarwal specializes in adult rheumatology. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For his residency, Dr. Agarwal trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Agarwal is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis

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

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

Dr. John Posey specializes in general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, pap test, and hypotension (low blood pressure). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Workers' Compensation, and more. Dr. Posey graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Posey is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ronnie Sheena is a general internist in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Sheena include diabetes, thyroid problems, and heart problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Sheena average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Sheena is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sheena's office for an appointment.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Stanley Zimmerman practices general internal medicine in Houston, TX. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. These areas are among Dr. Zimmerman's clinical interests: back pain, diabetes, and thyroid problems. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Zimmerman is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. A. Saleem specializes in general internal medicine. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Saleem include thyroid problems, depression, and adolescent issues. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Saleem is accepting new patients.

Read more

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 is an adult rheumatology specialist. He graduated from Autonomous University of Madrid Faculty of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: paget's disease, lupus, and polymyositis. Dr. Spindler's average patient rating is 2.5 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 has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Spindler is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis

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

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Barbara Bush sees patients in Houston, TX. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Bush include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menopause, and thyroid problems. Dr. Bush is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Bush has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She 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. She is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Hema C Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
18400 Katy Freeway, Suite 600; Medical Office Building 1
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Hema Patel's medical specialty is general internal medicine. She attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Patel's clinical interests: warts, thyroid problems, and moles. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is accepting new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Warts, Amenorrhea, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Cervical Dysplasia, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Scoliosis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Javier Berrios specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Katy, TX and Houston, TX. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Berrios has a special interest in rheumatoid arthritis. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital. He 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 studied medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rheumatic Diseases

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

Dr. Melvyn Harrington is a specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He works in Houston, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Harrington include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Harrington has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in German. His professional affiliations include Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) Medical Center and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Rosa A Tang, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
4901 Calhoun Road; Uei-4901 Calhoun Building 505
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Rosa Tang practices ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among Dr. Tang's clinical interests: thyroid problems, strabismus, and electrophysiological (EP) study. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Tang obtained her medical school training at Cayetano Heredia University and performed her residency at Georgetown University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Tang welcomes new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

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

Dr. James B 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. These areas are among Dr. Stafford's clinical interests: microsurgery, arthritis surgery, and hand problems. He is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. Patients gave Dr. Stafford an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

Read more

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 Houston, TX physician who specializes in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a special interest in total ankle replacement. Dr. Ahuero accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility, and Baylor College of Medicine.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , ankle arthritis, foot arthritis

All Interests: Ankle Arthritis, Ankle Problems, Foot Arthritis, Sports Injuries, Foot Problems, Total Ankle ... (Read more)

Dr. Catherine Cahill Palisch, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
One Baylor Plaza
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Catherine Palisch's area of specialization is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Palisch include joint reconstruction and arthritis. Dr. Palisch takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She attended Medical College of Wisconsin and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Palisch's professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Hip Problems, Arthritis, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Minimally Invasive Procedures, Joint ... (Read more)

Dr. David Patrick Loncarich, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7401 S. Main
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Loncarich is an orthopedist. His areas of expertise consist of foot problems and ankle problems. Dr. Loncarich's education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His practice is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Arthritis, Foot Problems, Pain, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Charles Kevorkian is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist in Houston, TX. His clinical interests include spasticity, stroke, and guillain-barre syndrome. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kevorkian takes. He is a graduate of the University of New South Wales and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Kevorkian trained at Prince of Wales Hospital and Mayo Clinic for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Reviews

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Ethnicity/Race

Foreign Language

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Time Commitments

Certifications

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Podiatry School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.
Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.