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We found 8 providers with an interest in arthritis near Pearland, TX.

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Dr. Linda Charlene Porter-Tucci, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8619 West Broadway; Suite 100
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Linda Porter-Tucci is a family practitioner. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Her clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. Dr. Porter-Tucci takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Before completing her residency at Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program, Sugar Land, Dr. Porter-Tucci attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Arthritis, General Care, Asthma, Headache, Preventive Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Martha Frances Gerteisen, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
8619 West Broadway; Suite 100
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Martha Gerteisen works as an internist and pediatrician in Pearland, TX and Houston, TX. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Gerteisen include sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and heart problems. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Gerteisen is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Sleep Apnea, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Melvyn Augustus Harrington Jr. Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
8603 Broadway (fm 518); Suite 103
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Melvyn Harrington is an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon in Houston, TX and Pearland, TX. He is conversant in German. Areas of expertise for Dr. Harrington include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Harrington's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Harrington is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Revision Hip Arthroplasty, Knee Problems, Arthritis, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Joint ... (Read more)

Dr. Evan Douglas Collins, MBA, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2950 Cullen Boulevard; Suite 101
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Evan Collins practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Collins include arthroscopic surgery, minor surgery, and adolescent issues. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Collins is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Collins has received distinctions including Texas Super Doctors; Halliburton Hometown Hero, Texas Medical Center; and Dr. Collins was recognized for his outstanding spinal research.. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Collins's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. David Patrick Loncarich, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
10223 Broadway; Suite A
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. David Loncarich is an orthopedist in Houston, TX and Pearland, TX. Dr. Loncarich's areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and amputees. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Loncarich is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Bone Spurs, Musculoskeletal Pain, Bursitis, Morton's Neuroma, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Anthony Crumbie Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
11914 Astoria Boulevard; Suite 670
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Crumbie is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Crumbie accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hand arthritis

All Interests: Total Elbow Replacement, Heel Surgery, Kyphoplasty, Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Bone Spurs, Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Andy Sung-Kin Chan, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
8325 Broadway; Suite #202-93
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Andy Chan specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and practices in Missouri City, TX, Pearland, TX, and Houston, TX. These areas are among Dr. Chan's clinical interests: knee problems, spinal cord tumor, and amputees. He is in-network for HealthSmart, Coventry, Viant, and more. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Chan is affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Complex Regional ... (Read more)

Dr. Eddie H Huang, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
11914 Astoria Boulevard, Suite 670; Medical Plaza 1
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Eddie Huang works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon in Houston, TX. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Huang completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Huang is professionally 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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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.