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We found 9 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept MultiPlan 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 (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. His clinical interests include prostate problems, thyroid problems, and depression. Dr. Poonawala is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He graduated from Aga Khan University Medical College and Dow Medical College and then he performed his residency at St. John's Hospital. Dr. Poonawala accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He welcomes 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. Naila Ramiz, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
800 Peakwood Drive; Suite 7-g
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Naila Ramiz works as an internist. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and arthritis. Dr. Ramiz is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Ramiz honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at Dhaka Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. She speaks Bengali.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis

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. He practices in Houston, TX. Dr. Hanif (or staff) speaks Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hanif include prostate problems, thyroid problems, and depression. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He studied medicine at Dow Medical College. He trained at Elmhurst Hospital Center for residency. Dr. Hanif is in-network for United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Shaikh Arif Ali, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
810 Peakwood; Suite 211
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Shaikh Ali practices adult rheumatology in Tomball, TX and Houston, TX. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: musculoskeletal pain, lupus, and polymyositis. Dr. Ali's hospital/clinic affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center, Houston Methodist, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois, Dr. Ali attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Dow Medical College for medical school. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ali is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Lower Back Pain, Neck Problems, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy Edward Irvine, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
21309 Foster Road; Suite 100
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Timothy Irvine is a family practice physician. Patients gave Dr. Irvine an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: menopause, migraine, and thyroid problems. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Irvine is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Irvine (or staff) speaks the following languages: Sign Language and Spanish. He is affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Incontinence, Family Planning, Hypertension, Sinus Problems, Migraine, Diabetes, Obesity, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Hardeep Bal practices family medicine in Spring, TX and Houston, TX. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, obesity, and depression. Dr. Bal accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bal is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity, Arthritis, High Cholesterol, Osteoporosis, Preventive ... (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 sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. George include shoulder surgery, knee surgery, and frozen shoulder. Dr. George's 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. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. George trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. George has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. George is affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Adhesive Capsulitis, Sports Health, Knee Pain, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Knee Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Seaberg is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Seaberg's areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Seaberg is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Seaberg has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis

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

Robert James Moore III
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
21309 Foster Road; Suite 200
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Robert Moore practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery in Spring, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: menopause, migraine, and thyroid problems. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Moore completed his residency training at West Houston Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Moore is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Incontinence, Family Planning, Sinus Problems, Fractures, Migraine, Diabetes, ... (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.