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We found 5 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Blue Choice Bronze PPO 005 near Pasadena, TX.

Dr. Melanie E Zuo, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
11452 Space Center Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Melanie Zuo works as an internist and geriatrician. Her clinical interests include emphysema, depression, and aging. Dr. Zuo is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. She graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then she performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Zuo include: Texas Rising Stars and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Preventive Care, Arthritis, Elder Care, Women's Health Issues, Anxiety, Memory Loss, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Benjamin Iv Stafford IV, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
3350 Fairview Street
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. James Stafford specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery and practices in Houston, TX and Pasadena, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: microsurgery, arthritis surgery, and hand problems. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Stafford is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Stafford's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Dr. Stafford is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Elbow Arthroscopy, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Arthritis, Hand Problems, Arthritis Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward Charles Murphy, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery, Other
3351 Plainview; Suite A-4
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Edward Murphy practices neurosurgery in Houston, TX and Pasadena, TX. His areas of expertise include pituitary surgery, acoustic neuroma, and aneurysm. Dr. Murphy accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Murphy speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Bone Spurs, Neck Pain, Brain Cancer, Lower Back Pain, Aneurysm, Neck Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eddie H Huang, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
11476 Space Ctr Boulevard; Suite 100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Eddie Huang is an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) for residency. Dr. Huang is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Transplant Procedures, Hip Problems, Replacement Arthroplasty

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Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3801 Vista; Suite 450
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Edward Roberts is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Roberts include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and minor surgery. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Roberts accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Roberts graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Bone Spurs, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Shoulder Problems, Morton's Neuroma, ... (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.