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We found 11 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept HealthSmart near Plano, TX.

Dr. Ryan H Tatum, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Ryan Tatum practices family medicine in Plano, TX and McKinney, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Tatum average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tatum's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, depression, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with Baylor Family Medicine at McKinney. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Tatum graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Arthritis, High Cholesterol, Women's Health ... (Read more)

Dr. Gary Creed Dennis, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Gary Dennis' specialties are spine surgery and neurosurgery. He practices in Dallas, TX, Frisco, TX, and Plano, TX. Dr. Dennis speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Dennis include meningioma, disc replacement, and neck pain. His professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He attended Howard University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Dennis is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Disc Problems, Disc Replacement, Stenosis, Neck Pain, Thoracic Problems, Scoliosis, Spinal Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew Frank Nevitt, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Hand Surgery, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
4716 Alliance Boulevard; Pavilion Ii, Suite 600
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Nevitt's specialties are orthopedic trauma, hand surgery, and adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He practices in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. Dr. Nevitt's areas of expertise include carpal tunnel surgery, elbow pain, and sports health. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Nevitt has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Elbow Fracture, Elbow Arthroscopy, Bursitis, Wrist Surgery, Wrist ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Eugene Berry, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Robert Berry is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Frisco, TX, Plano, TX, and Dallas, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: meniscus surgery, knee arthritis, and elbow pain. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. After attending Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific for medical school, Dr. Berry completed his residency training at Riverside County Regional Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Berry average 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Meniscus Surgery, Knee Arthritis, Elbow Pain, Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, Knee Pain, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Francis Haynsworth Jr., MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
2520 N Central Expwy; Suite 400
Richardson, TX
 

Dr. Robert Haynsworth is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: migraine, leg pain, and elbow pain. Dr. Haynsworth is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Haynsworth is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Facial Pain, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Neck Pain, Chronic Headache, ... (Read more)

Dr. Veerabhadra K Reddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery
4708 Alliance Boulevard; Suite 310
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Veerabhadra Reddy sees patients in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. His medical specialties are adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and foot & ankle surgery. Dr. Reddy's areas of expertise include the following: warts, hallux valgus (big toe bunion), and orthotics. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Reddy accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Warts, Hallux Valgus, Heel Surgery, Ankle Sprain, Bunionette, Athlete's Foot, Ankle Fracture, Foot ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Spine Surgery
4716 Alliance Boulevard; Baylor Medical Pavillian 11 Suite 6
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Devesh Ramnath is an orthopedic trauma, spine surgery, and adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery specialist. These areas are among Dr. Ramnath's clinical interests: lumbar laminectomy, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), and disc replacement. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University. Dr. Ramnath is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Lumbar Laminectomy, Kyphoplasty, Disc Replacement, Radiculopathy, Stenosis, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kushal Vikram Patel, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
511 Fm 544; Suite 204
Murphy, TX
 

Dr. Kushal Patel is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include meniscus repair, total shoulder replacement, and knee arthritis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel accepts. He graduated from Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Meniscus Surgery, Knee Arthritis, Adhesive Capsulitis, Pain, Ankle Sprain, Tibia ... (Read more)

Dr. Radhika E Ravula, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry & Neurology, Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
2520 North Central Expressway; Suite 400
Richardson, TX
 

Dr. Radhika Ravula is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ravula include migraine, leg pain, and elbow pain. On average, patients gave Dr. Ravula a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Ravula is a graduate of Kilpauk Medical College. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Facial Pain, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Neck Pain, Nerve Pain, Wrist ... (Read more)

Dr. Jacob Rothschild Zide, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4716 Alliance Boulevard; Pavilion Ii, Suite 600
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Jacob Zide works as a foot and ankle surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zide include hammer toe, foot reconstruction, and bunions. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Foot Surgery, Hammer Toe, Musculoskeletal Problems, Ankle Problems, Ankle Surgery, Ankle ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher Don Allmon, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4031 W Plano Parkway; Suite 100
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Allmon is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Plano, TX, Flower Mound, TX, and Frisco, TX. Dr. Allmon's areas of expertise include knee arthritis, heel surgery, and wrist fracture. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Medical Center of Lewisville. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Allmon is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Allmon (or staff) speaks Korean, Spanish, and Latin.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Heel Surgery, Wrist Fracture, Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Hip Pain, ... (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.