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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 practices general internal medicine in Houston, TX. Dr. Poonawala's areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, thyroid problems, and depression. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Aga Khan University Medical College and Dow Medical College and performed his residency at St. John's Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Poonawala (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Poonawala's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. His practice 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. 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. Dr. Hanif's clinical interests include prostate problems, thyroid problems, and depression. He honors Amerigroup Star, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Dow Medical College and residency at Elmhurst Hospital Center. Dr. Hanif (or staff) speaks Hindi. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He welcomes 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's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Dr. Ali speaks Spanish. In his practice, he is particularly interested in musculoskeletal pain, lupus, and polymyositis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. He studied medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Dow Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Ali completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Patient ratings for Dr. Ali average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to 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. Naila Ramiz, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
800 Peakwood Drive; Suite 7-g
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Naila Ramiz is a general internist in Houston, TX. She graduated from Dhaka Medical College and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ramiz include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and arthritis. Dr. Ramiz has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ramiz takes. She is conversant in Bengali. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Houston Northwest Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis

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

Dr. Hardeep Bal's medical specialty is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bal include diabetes, obesity, and depression. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bal's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Timothy Irvine works as a family practitioner in Spring, TX and Houston, TX. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Irvine include menopause, migraine, and thyroid problems. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Irvine (or staff) is conversant in Sign Language and Spanish. Dr. Irvine 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. Michael Samir George, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
17270 Red Oak Drive; Suite 200
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael George is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In addition to English, Dr. George speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include shoulder surgery, knee surgery, and frozen shoulder. He is affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center. 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. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. George takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Frozen Shoulder, 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 works as an orthopedist in Houston, TX. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Seaberg include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Dr. Seaberg is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Seaberg's office for an appointment. He studied medicine at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of 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)

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. He speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Moore include menopause, migraine, and thyroid problems. Dr. Moore's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He completed his residency training at West Houston Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.