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We found 7 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Galaxy PPO near Spring, TX.

Dr. Ashiqueali I Poonawala, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
17506 Red Oak Drive
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ashiqueali Poonawala's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Poonawala's clinical interests include prostate problems, thyroid problems, and depression. He 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. He attended medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College and Dow Medical College. Dr. Poonawala's medical residency was performed at St. John's Hospital. Dr. Poonawala (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Dr. Poonawala is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Depression, Bone Spurs, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Chronic ... (Read more)

Dr. Muhammad Hanif, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, General Internal Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
17506 Red Oak Drive; #1
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Muhammad Hanif's specialties are adult critical care, general internal medicine, and adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: prostate problems, thyroid problems, and depression. Dr. Hanif is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He takes United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hanif's office for an appointment. He graduated from Dow Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Elmhurst Hospital Center. In addition to English, Dr. Hanif (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Depression, Sports Health, Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Bursitis, Eating ... (Read more)

Dr. Hardeep Kaur Bal, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
1140 Cypress Station Drive
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Hardeep Bal is a family medicine physician. Dr. Bal is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bal include diabetes, obesity, and depression. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Bal honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. She is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity, Arthritis, High Cholesterol, Osteoporosis, Preventive ... (Read more)

Dr. Kourosh Korsh Jafarnia, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
17270 Red Oak Drive; Suite 200
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Korsh Jafarnia is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Jafarnia at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include hand surgery procedures, arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Jafarnia takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His distinctions include: Baylor College of Medicine; Texas Super Doctors; and A Castle Connolly Top Doctor.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Arthritis, Endoscopy, Hand Problems, Upper Extremity ... (Read more)

Dr. Stewart Michael Dean, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
17270 Red Oak Drive; Suite 200
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Stewart Dean is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and knee surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Dean accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He welcomes new patients. After attending the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school, Dr. Dean completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Bursitis, Shoulder Surgery, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Samir George, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
17270 Red Oak Drive; Suite 200
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael George is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. He attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. George completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. George has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. George is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Adhesive Capsulitis, Sports Health, Knee Pain, Bone Spurs, Musculoskeletal Pain, Bursitis, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. John Paul Seaberg, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
17270 Red Oak Drive; Suite 200
Houston, TX
 

Dr. John Seaberg works as an orthopedist. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Seaberg include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and arthritis surgery. Dr. Seaberg is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Seaberg is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Seaberg has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (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.