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

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

Dr. Javier Rios' areas of specialization are family medicine and sports medicine. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Rios's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. His clinical interests include concussion, knee problems, and sports health. On average, patients gave Dr. Rios a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Rios's practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Prashanth Sunkureddi's specialties are general internal medicine and adult rheumatology. He practices in Houston, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. He has a special interest in arthritis. Dr. Sunkureddi is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Arthritis

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

Dr. Sasikala Chittimireddy's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chittimireddy's areas of expertise include diabetes, pap test, and depression. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. After attending Gandhi Medical College Hyderabad for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Seton Hall University. Dr. Chittimireddy is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Rosa Tang is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and ophthalmology (eye disease). She works in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Galveston, TX. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Tang's clinical interests include thyroid problems, strabismus, and electrophysiological (EP) study. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and Georgetown University Hospital, Dr. Tang attended Cayetano Heredia University for medical school. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Tang's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

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

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

Dr. Anthony Melillo, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in legal medicine, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. Dr. Melillo's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Melillo obtained his medical school training at Medical College of Wisconsin and 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. He is conversant in Spanish. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Nikoletta Carayannopoulos' area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Carayannopoulos honors. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Carayannopoulos has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Carayannopoulos (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. Dr. Carayannopoulos is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). She has an open panel.

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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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Houston, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. His clinical interests include knee problems, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis surgery. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Lee obtained his medical school training at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Lee takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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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, who practices in Houston, TX and Webster, TX, is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Burns (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. His areas of expertise consist of foot problems, hand problems, and wrist problems. Dr. Burns is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. Patient reviews placed Dr. Burns at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Tumor, Wrist Problems, Fractures, Ankle Problems, Arthritis, Cancer, Foot ... (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. His areas of expertise include meniscus repair, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and hip arthroscopy. Dr. Brooks is affiliated with Houston Methodist. His education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Brooks is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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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 is a graduate of Dow Medical College. Dr. Syed's clinical interests include knee problems, minor surgery, and polymyositis. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Syed is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Substance Abuse, Sleep Disorders, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Scoliosis, Erectile ... (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' areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Houston, TX, Pearland, TX, and Nassau Bay, TX. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Collins include arthroscopic surgery, minor surgery, and adolescent issues. Dr. Collins is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Collins attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Rehan Memon, who practices in Dickinson, TX, Houston, TX, and Baytown, TX, is a medical specialist in 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. Dr. Memon is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Memon attended medical school at Dow Medical College. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

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All Interests: Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Lower Back Pain, Neck Problems, Neuropathy, Arthritis, 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.
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