We found 40 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept First Health PPO near Houston, TX.

Dr. Alice Amah Ajimotokan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Genetics, Geriatrics
2000 Crawford Street; #1118
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Alice Ajim practices general internal medicine, genetics, and geriatrics (elderly care). Her areas of expertise include the following: warts, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menopause. Dr. Ajim is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). She is a graduate of the University of Lagos College of Medicine. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ajim is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Luis Gonzalo Granier, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2900 Richmond Avenue; Suite 200
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Luis Granier practices general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Granier include prostate problems, warts, and thyroid problems. Dr. Granier is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended the University of Hamburg Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center for residency. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Bursitis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Julie Yogesh Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology, Adult Rheumatology
2121 Holcombe Boulevard; Suite 800
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Julie Patel's areas of specialization are adult allergy & immunology and adult rheumatology; she sees patients in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include raynaud's, osteoporosis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Patel takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Patel include: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Patel is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Polymyositis, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hives, Angioedema, Arthritis, Hay Fever, Raynaud's

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. Linda Charlene Porter-Tucci, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Linda Porter-Tucci works as a family medicine physician. Areas of expertise for Dr. Porter-Tucci include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program, Sugar Land. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Porter-Tucci accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Arthritis, General Care, Asthma, Headache, Preventive Care, ... (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. Christopher Paul Robben, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1950
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Robben practices general internal medicine in Houston, TX. His clinical interests include prostate problems, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menopause. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Robben attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Robben an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Depression, Musculoskeletal Pain, Erectile Dysfunction, Hypertension, Lower Back ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Alan Rubin, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Richard Rubin's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rubin has a special interest in raynaud's, lupus, and lyme disease. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Rubin is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Arthritis, Lupus, Lyme Disease, Raynaud's

Dr. Sapandeep Kaur Khurana, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology
6624 Fannin Street, Saint Luke's O'quinn Medical Towers; Suite 1410
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sippi Khurana is a physician who specializes in allergy & immunology and adult rheumatology. These areas are among her clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), raynaud's, and osteoporosis. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Khurana attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Khurana's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Polymyositis, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Hives, Angioedema, Arthritis, ... (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. Ronnie Alan Gentry, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1950
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ronnie Gentry specializes in general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include diabetes, sinusitis (sinus infection), and thyroid problems. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Gentry attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gentry is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Gentry has an open panel.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Arthritis, Sinusitis, High Cholesterol, Thyroid Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Suong Mai Tran, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1701 Sunset Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Suong Tran's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Her clinical interests include raynaud's, osteoporosis, and musculoskeletal pain. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tran studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Tran is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Polymyositis, Osteoporosis, Musculoskeletal Pain, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sheena Gibbons Stubbers, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1950
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sheena Stubbers works as an internist. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include prostate problems, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menopause. Dr. Stubbers honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Stubbers is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Depression, Musculoskeletal Pain, Erectile Dysfunction, Hypertension, Lower Back ... (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.