We found 6 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO near Nassau Bay, TX.

Dr. Prashanth Reddy Sunkureddi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Rheumatology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Prashanth Sunkureddi is a general internist and adult rheumatologist. His areas of expertise include arthritis. Dr. Sunkureddi 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. Sunkureddi accepts. He studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Sasikala Chittimireddy is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Chittimireddy's areas of expertise include diabetes, pap test, and depression. She is rated highly by her patients. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Chittimireddy is a graduate of Gandhi Medical College Hyderabad. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Seton Hall University. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chittimireddy's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Rosa Tang specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tang include thyroid problems, strabismus, and electrophysiological (EP) study. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. After completing medical school at Cayetano Heredia University, she performed her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Tang's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Tang is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Evan Collins is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Collins has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, minor surgery, and adolescent issues. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Collins has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Ghyasuddin Syed, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Other
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Ghyasuddin Syed's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Syed's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, minor surgery, and polymyositis. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Syed honors. Dr. Syed graduated from Dow Medical College. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Edward Lee is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Texas City, TX. Dr. Lee has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include knee problems, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis surgery. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Lee is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Lee completed a residency program at George Washington University Medical Center.

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