We found 5 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Silver 04/100 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 practices family medicine in Pearland, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Porter-Tucci has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Porter-Tucci include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program, Sugar Land, Dr. Porter-Tucci attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Martha Gerteisen's specialties are general internal medicine and general pediatrics. She studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Gerteisen's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and heart problems. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Gerteisen is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Sleep Apnea, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Arthritis, ... (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 is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Houston, TX, Pearland, TX, and Nassau Bay, TX. These areas are among Dr. Collins's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, minor surgery, and adolescent issues. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Collins has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Crumbie is a graduate of 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.

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

Dr. Eddie Huang's specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Huang attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) for residency. He 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.
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