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We found 5 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Silver 04/100 near Pearland, TX.

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

Dr. Linda Porter-Tucci's medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Porter-Tucci has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Porter-Tucci include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Porter-Tucci takes. Dr. Porter-Tucci graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Porter-Tucci completed a residency program at Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program, Sugar Land. 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 general pediatrician in Pearland, TX and Houston, TX. These areas are among Dr. Gerteisen's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and heart problems. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Gerteisen graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. She is 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. Evan Douglas Collins, MBA, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2950 Cullen Boulevard; Suite 101
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Evan Collins specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Collins include arthroscopic surgery, minor surgery, and adolescent issues. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Collins graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center 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 Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Collins honors. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Collins include: 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 his 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 Anthony Crumbie Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
11914 Astoria Boulevard; Suite 670
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Crumbie practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He obtained his medical school training at East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Crumbie honors. 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. Eddie H Huang, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
11914 Astoria Boulevard, Suite 670; Medical Plaza 1
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Eddie Huang sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Huang is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). 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.