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

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

Dr. Luis Granier's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Granier obtained his medical school training at the University of Hamburg Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. His areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, warts, and thyroid problems. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Granier 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 an internist in Houston, TX. 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 graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Posey's practice 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)

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

Dr. Alice Ajim specializes in general internal medicine, genetics, and geriatrics (elderly care). She studied medicine at the University of Lagos College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ajim include warts, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menopause. Patient ratings for Dr. Ajim average 3.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ajim's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Julie Patel specializes in adult allergy & immunology and adult rheumatology. After attending Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport for medical school, Dr. Patel completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include raynaud's, osteoporosis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She has received the following distinctions: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. Her professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Patel's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis

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

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

Dr. Linda Porter-Tucci's medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Porter-Tucci has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Porter-Tucci include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Porter-Tucci takes. Dr. Porter-Tucci graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Porter-Tucci completed a residency program at Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program, Sugar Land. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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

Dr. Christopher Paul Robben, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1950
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Robben is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include prostate problems, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menopause. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Robben takes. He studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Robben is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Depression, Musculoskeletal Pain, Erectile Dysfunction, Hypertension, Lower Back ... (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. Dr. Bush graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menopause, and thyroid problems. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Bush's practice 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. 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. Patient ratings for Dr. Saleem average 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Saleem include thyroid problems, depression, and adolescent issues. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Saleem 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 has an open panel. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine.

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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 specialty is adult rheumatology. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: raynaud's, osteoporosis, and musculoskeletal pain. Dr. Spindler takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Spindler attended medical school at Autonomous University of Madrid Faculty of Medicine and Complutense University of Madrid Faculty of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Spindler has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis

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

Dr. Ronnie Alan Gentry, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1950
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ronnie Gentry is an internist. Patients rated Dr. Gentry highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include diabetes, sinusitis (sinus infection), and thyroid problems. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. Dr. Gentry honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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 Houston, TX physician who specializes in allergy & immunology and adult rheumatology. Dr. Khurana's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), raynaud's, and osteoporosis. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. 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. Sheena Gibbons Stubbers, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1950
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sheena Stubbers is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in general internal medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. These areas are among her clinical interests: prostate problems, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menopause. Patients rated Dr. Stubbers highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Stubbers honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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 works as an internist and general pediatrician in Pearland, TX and Houston, TX. These areas are among Dr. Gerteisen's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and heart problems. Her average patient rating is 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. Gerteisen graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Richard Rubin is an adult rheumatology specialist. Dr. Rubin's areas of expertise include raynaud's, lupus, and lyme disease. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rubin has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Rubin welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis

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

Dr. Naureen Alim, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology
6550 Fannin Street, Smith Tower; Suite 2421
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Naureen Alim, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology and adult rheumatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Alim include sinusitis (sinus infection), raynaud's, and osteoporosis. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Alim is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. Dr. Alim attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. She has received the following distinctions: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Musculoskeletal Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hives, Arthritis, Sinusitis, Hay Fever, ... (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. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Huston attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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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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.