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. Martha Frances Gerteisen, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
8520 W. Broadway Street; Suite 200
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Martha Gerteisen sees patients in Pearland, TX and Houston, TX. Her medical specialties are general internal medicine and general pediatrics. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gerteisen's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and heart problems. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Gerteisen studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. She 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. Linda C Porter-Tucci, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8520 W. Broadway Street; Suite 200
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Linda Porter-Tucci works as a family medicine practitioner. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Porter-Tucci include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Porter-Tucci attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program, Sugar Land for residency.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Arthritis, General Care, Asthma, Headache, Preventive Care, ... (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 works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Crumbie attended East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine. Dr. Crumbie's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians.

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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. Todd Elliott Siff, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8520 W. Broadway Street; Suite 100
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Todd Siff is a hand surgeon and orthopedist. Dr. Siff's clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal pain. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Siff takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Pain, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Evan D Collins, MBA, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8520 W. Broadway Street; Suite 100
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Evan Collins works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, minor surgery, and adolescent issues. Dr. Collins's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Collins graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Collins's office for an appointment.

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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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