We found 4 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Humana Silver 3800/HMO Premier near Tomball, TX.

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Dr. Shaikh Arif Ali, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
455 School Street; Suite 27
Tomball, TX

Dr. Shaikh Ali is an adult rheumatologist. Dr. Ali attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Dow Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has a special interest in musculoskeletal pain, lupus, and polymyositis. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ali honors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Ali's hospital/clinic affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Imran Sattar Nathani, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
27721 Tomball Parkway; Suite 200
Tomball, TX

Dr. Imran Nathani sees patients in Tomball, TX and Houston, TX. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. He attended medical school at Dow Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Nathani trained at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Dr. Nathani's areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, depression, and crohn's disease. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Nathani 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. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Incontinence, Bursitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Contact Dermatitis, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kristy D Heatly, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
13406 Medical Complex Drive; Suite 180
Tomball, TX

Dr. Kristy Heatly's specialty is family medicine. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, pap test, and minor surgery. Dr. Heatly honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Scott and White Healthcare's residency program. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Heatly welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Minor Surgery, Diabetes, Skin Biopsy, Arthritis, General Care, Pap Test, Preventive ... (Read more)

Dr. Hardeep Bal, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
7105 Fm 2920
Spring, TX

Dr. Hardeep Bal's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Bal's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bal include diabetes, obesity, and depression. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bal's office for an appointment. She attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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