We found 12 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO near Nassau Bay, TX.

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Dr. Javier Antonio Rios, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Javier Rios is a physician who specializes in family medicine and sports medicine. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Rios's clinical interests: concussion, knee problems, and sports health. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rios accepts. Dr. Rios's practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Rios attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Sasikala Chittimireddy, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Sasikala Chittimireddy sees patients in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Baytown, TX. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, pap test, and depression. Dr. Chittimireddy is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. After attending Gandhi Medical College Hyderabad for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Seton Hall University. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chittimireddy takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Arthritis, High Cholesterol, Headache, Pap Test, Preventive ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Rheumatology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Prashanth Sunkureddi's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and adult rheumatology. Dr. Sunkureddi's clinical interests encompass arthritis. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Dr. Anthony Stephen Melillo, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1051 Pineloch Drive; Suite 100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Anthony Melillo's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Melillo at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Melillo include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After completing medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin, he performed his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. His distinctions include: Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship; Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society; and Merck Manual Award For Outstanding Academic. Dr. Melillo speaks Spanish. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rosa A Tang, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Rosa Tang is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Tang is a graduate of Cayetano Heredia University. For her professional training, Dr. Tang completed residency programs at Georgetown University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. These areas are among her clinical interests: thyroid problems, strabismus, and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Tang's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Tang speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

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

Dr. Nikoletta Leontaritis Carayannopoulos, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
 

Dr. Nikoletta Carayannopoulos is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She works in Galveston, TX and Stafford, TX. She 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. For her residency, Dr. Carayannopoulos trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Carayannopoulos has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Carayannopoulos (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. She is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Dr. Carayannopoulos's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty, Trauma

Dr. Edward Won Lee, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Edward Lee practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Houston, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. Dr. Lee has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis surgery. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Lee takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. His residency was performed at George Washington University Medical Center.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
250 Blossom Street; Suite 210
Webster, TX
 

Dr. John Burns is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Burns's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Burns include foot problems, hand problems, and wrist problems. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Burns attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He trained at Mayo Clinic for his residency. Dr. Burns (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and German.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Tumor, Wrist Problems, Fractures, Ankle Problems, Arthritis, Cancer, Foot ... (Read more)

Dr. Evan D Collins, MBA, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Evan Collins works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, minor surgery, and adolescent issues. Dr. Collins's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Collins graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Collins's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Pain, Bursitis, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Pain Medicine, Addiction Medicine
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Rehan Memon sees patients in Dickinson, TX, Houston, TX, and Baytown, TX. His medical specialties are anesthesiology, hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), and pain medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, ablation, and musculoskeletal pain. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Memon takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Dr. Memon attended Dow Medical College for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Lower Back Pain, Neck Problems, Neuropathy, Arthritis, Back Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kenneth Ryan Brooks, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Kenneth Brooks' areas of specialization are adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and League City, TX. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brooks include meniscus repair, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and hip arthroscopy. Dr. Brooks is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Brooks graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Other
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Ghyasuddin Syed works as an anesthesiologist and pain specialist in Baytown, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. He graduated from Dow Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Syed include knee problems, minor surgery, and polymyositis. Dr. Syed is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Syed takes. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Substance Abuse, Sleep Disorders, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Scoliosis, Erectile ... (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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