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

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

Dr. John Posey sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Posey include diabetes, pap test, and hypotension (low blood pressure). Dr. Posey accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Posey is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting 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 is a general internist in Houston, TX. Dr. Sheena's areas of expertise include diabetes, thyroid problems, and heart problems. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sheena has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sheena's office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in adult rheumatology. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school, he completed his residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital. 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. Agha Sahir Saleem, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
1919 North Loop West Suite; 410
Houston, TX
 

Dr. A. Saleem practices general internal medicine and adult pulmonology. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Saleem's areas of expertise 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 a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Saleem is accepting 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's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: raynaud's, osteoporosis, and musculoskeletal pain. Dr. Spindler is professionally 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. Spindler honors. He has an open panel. Dr. Spindler is a graduate of 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.

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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 practices general internal medicine. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Bush's clinical interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menopause, and thyroid problems. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Bush is accepting new patients. She attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine.

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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 specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Zimmerman include back pain, diabetes, and thyroid problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Zimmerman average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Zimmerman honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Zimmerman is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to 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 is a physician who specializes in rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases) and adult allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Huston is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. 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. 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

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

Dr. Javier Berrios' area of specialization is adult rheumatology. He attended medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Areas of expertise for Dr. Berrios include rheumatoid arthritis. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Berrios is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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 works as a neurologist and ophthalmologist. After attending Cayetano Heredia University for medical school, she completed her residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and Georgetown University Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Tang include thyroid problems, strabismus, and electrophysiological (EP) study. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tang has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Tang's office for an appointment.

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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 works as a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon in Houston, TX and Pasadena, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Stafford include microsurgery, arthritis surgery, and hand problems. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Stafford 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. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He welcomes 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 is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Harrington include hip replacement, knee replacement, and revision knee arthroplasty. Patients rated Dr. Harrington highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He 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 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. Dr. Netscher has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include dermabrasion, oral reconstruction, and breast augmentation. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. After attending the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg for medical school, Dr. Netscher completed his residency training 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. He is conversant in 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 has a special interest in total ankle replacement. Dr. Ahuero's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility, and Baylor College of Medicine. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ahuero attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ahuero trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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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 practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine in Houston, TX. Dr. Nguyen is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. 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. In addition to English, she speaks Vietnamese. 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. Charles George Kevorkian, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

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

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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.