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We found 42 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Cigna FocusIn Flex Silver 4000 near Richardson, TX.

Dr. Kasturi Inaganti, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
601 Clara Barton; Suite 300
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Kasturi Inaganti's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Inaganti's areas of expertise include the following: osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Inaganti has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Inaganti takes. Dr. Inaganti graduated from Gandhi Medical College Hyderabad and Osmania University and then Dr. Inaganti performed Dr. Inaganti's residency at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas. Dr. Inaganti (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Inaganti is affiliated with Dallas Diagnostic Association.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis, gout, ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Gout, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marina Tomy Vengalil, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
800 North Shiloh Road
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Marina Vengalil's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). These areas are among her clinical interests: atrial fibrillation, hearing evaluation, and diabetes screening. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Vengalil attended medical school at Government Medical College, Kottayam. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, gout

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Eczema, Hearing Evaluation, Diabetes Screening, Diabetes Management, ... (Read more)

Dr. Wassila Amari, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
9101 North Central Expressway; Suite 300
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Wassila Amari's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Clinical interests for Dr. Amari include raynaud's, osteoporosis, and psoriatic arthritis. On average, patients gave Dr. Amari a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Amari is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. She is affiliated with Dallas Diagnostic Association.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Gout, Lupus, Raynaud's, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hashim Abdul Majeed, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
800 N Shiloh Road
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Hashim Majeed's specialty is general internal medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Majeed include depression, atrial fibrillation, and diabetes screening. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. His education and training includes medical school at Dow Medical College and residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Majeed accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, arthritis, gout

All Interests: Depression, Atrial Fibrillation, Eczema, Diabetes Screening, Bone Spurs, Diabetes Management, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anthony Kiem Nguyen, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
800 N. Shiloh Road
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Anthony Nguyen is a Garland, TX physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). His areas of expertise include the following: depression, atrial fibrillation, and hearing evaluation. Dr. Nguyen is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, arthritis, gout

All Interests: Depression, Atrial Fibrillation, Eczema, Diabetes Screening, Diabetes Management, Dizziness, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alex Limanni, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2929 North Central Expwy; Suite 225
Richardson, TX
 

Dr. Alex Limanni is an adult rheumatology specialist. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Limanni include rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, and spondylolisthesis (slipped vertebra). Dr. Limanni accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Limanni has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Arthritis Centers of Texas.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Arthritis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Spondylolisthesis

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

Dr. Ryan Tatum is a family medicine practitioner. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tatum include diabetes, depression, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tatum takes. Dr. Tatum is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Baylor Family Medicine at McKinney.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Bijas Benjamin practices general internal medicine. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Benjamin's areas of expertise include endocrine diseases (hormone disorders), preventive care, and osteoarthritis. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Malayalam. Dr. Benjamin is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

All Interests: Men's Health Issues, Rheumatic Diseases, Endocrine Diseases, Preventive Care, Osteoarthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Lee Clavenna, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9301 North Central Expressway; Tower 1, Suite 400
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Andrew Clavenna works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Dallas, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), disc replacement, and radiculopathy (nerve root disorder). He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Dr. Clavenna accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. Dr. Clavenna has received the following distinctions: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Jeff Xinda Zhao, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9101 Lbj Freeway; Suite 710
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Jeff Zhao is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He speaks Mandarin. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zhao include knee arthritis, hip injury, and knee arthroscopy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Zhao 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. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, osteoarthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Knee Sprain, Shoulder Surgery, Total Hip Replacement, Partial ... (Read more)

Dr. William Albert Bruck, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9301 North Central Expressway; Tower 1, Suite 400
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. William Bruck is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: laminectomy, back injuries, and bulging disc. Dr. Bruck's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He honors 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 and a graduate of the University of Mississippi Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Bruck has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis

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

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

Dr. Gary Dennis' medical specialty is spine surgery and neurosurgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dennis include meningioma, disc replacement, and neck pain. The average patient rating for Dr. Dennis is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Dennis is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Howard University College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Dennis is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He has an open panel.

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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. Kurt John Kitziger, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9301 North Central Expressway; Tower 1, Suite 400
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Kurt Kitziger is a Dallas, TX physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Tulane University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kitziger include computer assisted surgery (CAS), knee arthritis, and hip injury. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kitziger speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas.

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

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Knee Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Joint Pain, Total Hip Replacement, Revision Hip ... (Read more)

Dr. Jay Donald Mabrey, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9101 N Central Expressway
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Jay Mabrey, who practices in Dallas, TX, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Mabrey average 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: computer assisted surgery (CAS), knee arthritis, and hip injury. Dr. Mabrey 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. Dr. Mabrey studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Knee Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Joint Pain, Revision Arthroplasty, Total Hip ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Jack Banta Ii II, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8220 Walnut Hill Lane; Suite 608
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Charles Banta is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Dallas, TX. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include back injuries, cervical (neck) spine problems, and neck injuries. Dr. Banta is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Banta's practice is open to new patients. He attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school and subsequently trained at Charity Hospital, New Orleans for residency. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Neck Pain, Spinal Pain, Lower Back Pain, Back Problems, Lumbar Spine Problems, Lower Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Virgil Bryan Iii Medlock III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Hand Surgery, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
7777 Forest Lane; Building C, Suite 106
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Virgil Medlock sees patients in Dallas, TX and Frisco, TX. His medical specialties are orthopedic trauma, hand surgery, and adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Patients gave Dr. Medlock an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include elbow pain, PCL injury, and knee fracture. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Medlock is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, shoulder arthritis

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Knee Fracture, ACL Injury, Elbow Arthroscopy, ... (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.