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We found 5 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO near Nassau Bay, TX.

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

Dr. Prashanth Sunkureddi sees patients in Houston, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and adult rheumatology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sunkureddi include arthritis. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Sunkureddi attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Sunkureddi is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Arthritis

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

Dr. Sasikala Chittimireddy is an internist in Houston, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, pap test, and depression. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chittimireddy takes. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Seton Hall University, Dr. Chittimireddy attended Gandhi Medical College Hyderabad for medical school. Dr. Chittimireddy is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Arthritis, High Cholesterol, Headache, Pap Test, Chronic Pain

Dr. Rosa Ana Tang, MPH, MBA, MD
Specializes in Other, Neurology, Ophthalmology
505 J Davis; Armistead Building
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Rosa Tang is a neurologist and ophthalmologist. Dr. Tang's areas of expertise include thyroid problems, strabismus, and electrophysiological (EP) study. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. She attended Cayetano Heredia University and then went on to complete her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Tang has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

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

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

Dr. Edward Lee is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include knee problems, arthritis surgery, and sports health. Dr. Lee 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. Lee takes. Dr. Lee is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at George Washington University Medical Center, Dr. Lee attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Juan Antonio Serrato Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Juan Serrato works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Webster, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. Dr. Serrato's areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and foot problems. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Arthritis, Foot Problems, Hip ... (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.