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We found 11 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 practices general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Poonawala include prostate problems, thyroid problems, and depression. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College and Dow Medical College and residency at St. John's Hospital. Dr. Poonawala (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Poonawala's professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He is open to 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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. In Dr. Ramiz's practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and arthritis. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Dhaka Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to English, Dr. Ramiz speaks Bengali. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Houston Northwest Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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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 practices adult critical care, general internal medicine, and adult pulmonology in Houston, TX. His clinical interests include prostate problems, thyroid problems, and depression. United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hanif accepts. Dr. Hanif studied medicine at Dow Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Hanif trained at Elmhurst Hospital Center. Dr. Hanif (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Hanif is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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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 sees patients in Tomball, TX and Houston, TX. His medical specialty is adult rheumatology. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Ali has indicated that his clinical interests include musculoskeletal pain, lupus, and polymyositis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center, Houston Methodist, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ali accepts. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois, Dr. Ali attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Dow Medical College. Dr. Ali speaks Spanish.

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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 physician who specializes in family medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Irvine include menopause, migraine, and thyroid problems. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at 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 professionally 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 specializes in family medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Bal average 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, obesity, and depression. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. She is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Bal is open to new patients.

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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's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Houston, TX. He attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jafarnia include hand surgery procedures, arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Jafarnia's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Jafarnia is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Baylor College of Medicine; Texas Super Doctors; and A Castle Connolly Top Doctor. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Houston, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and knee surgery. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Before performing his residency 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, Dr. Dean attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school. Dr. Dean is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Houston, TX. Dr. George has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. George is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has an open panel. His education and training includes medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. George has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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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 orthopedic surgeon. The average patient rating for Dr. Seaberg is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and arthritis surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Seaberg takes. He studied medicine at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Seaberg has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Seaberg 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 is a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon. For his residency, Dr. Moore trained at West Houston Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: menopause, migraine, and thyroid problems. Dr. Moore honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Moore is 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.