We found 42 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept First Health PPO near Houston, TX.

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

Dr. Luis Granier-Spikula works as an internist in Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Granier-Spikula include prostate problems, warts, and thyroid problems. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). He is a graduate of the University of Hamburg Faculty of Medicine. He trained at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center for residency. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Granier-Spikula is accepting new patients.

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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 practices general internal medicine in Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Posey include diabetes, pap test, and hypotension (low blood pressure). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Posey accepts. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Posey is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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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
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Julie Patel works as an allergist and immunologist and adult rheumatologist in Houston, TX. These areas are among her clinical interests: raynaud's, osteoporosis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel accepts. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Patel attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport for medical school. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Patel is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). 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. Christopher P Robben, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1950
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Robben is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Robben include prostate problems, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menopause. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Robben has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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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 is a rheumatologist in Houston, TX. In Dr. Rubin's practice, he is particularly interested in raynaud's, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rubin accepts. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Rubin is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. Dr. Rubin is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis

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

Dr. Rafiq Qasam Ali, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Chiropractic
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Rafiq Ali practices family medicine and chiropractic. Dr. Ali's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include warts, thyroid problems, and depression. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ali honors. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Ali is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding, Sports Health, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Genetics, Geriatrics
2000 Crawford Street; #1118
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Alice Ajim's specialties are general internal medicine, genetics, and geriatrics (elderly care). She practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Ajim's areas of expertise include warts, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menopause. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation. She graduated from the University of Lagos College of Medicine. Dr. Ajim is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). She welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Sheena Stubbers' specialty is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menopause. On average, patients gave Dr. Stubbers a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Stubbers is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Martha Frances Gerteisen, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Martha Gerteisen sees patients in Pearland, TX and Houston, TX. Her medical specialties are general internal medicine and general pediatrics. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gerteisen's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and heart problems. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Gerteisen studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Sleep Apnea, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric Jay Mueller, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1950
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Eric Mueller's specialty is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include thyroid problems, depression, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Mueller graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mueller takes 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 Rising Stars. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Lower Back Pain, Physical Exams, Neck Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Sippi Khurana is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. Dr. Khurana graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Her clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), raynaud's, and osteoporosis. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Khurana is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Polymyositis, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Hives, Angioedema, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

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

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

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All Interests: Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Arthritis, General Care, Asthma, Headache, Preventive Care, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Stanley Zimmerman sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Zimmerman's areas of expertise include back pain, diabetes, and thyroid problems. 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 is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is 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. Ramona Moraru, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ramona Mihu's specialty is adult rheumatology. Her areas of expertise consist of lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and vasculitis. Dr. Mihu is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Arthritis, Lupus, Vasculitis

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

Dr. A. Saleem is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, depression, and adolescent issues. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Saleem attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Saleem accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Houston, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Spindler is 2.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include paget's disease, lupus, and polymyositis. Dr. Spindler 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. Spindler is a graduate of Autonomous University of Madrid Faculty of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice 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)

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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.
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