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Dr. Ronald K Bowers, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3524 E Milwaukee Street
Janesville, WI
 

Dr. Ronald Bowers specializes in family medicine and practices in Janesville, WI. His areas of expertise include diabetes, depression, and heart problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Bowers average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bowers accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bowers is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Mercy Health System.

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All Interests: Depression, Osteoporosis, Electrocardiogram, Allergies, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Arthur Mark Altbuch, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Addiction, Sports Medicine
849 Kellogg Avenue
Janesville, WI
 

Dr. Arthur Altbuch's areas of specialization are family medicine, geriatrics (elderly care), and addiction; he sees patients in Janesville, WI. After completing medical school at Albany Medical College, he performed his residency at Bayfront Medical Center. Dr. Altbuch's areas of expertise include the following: pain management, sports injuries, and complementary or alternative therapy. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is professionally affiliated with Mercy Clinic East.

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All Interests: Hip Problems, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Ultrasound, Chronic Back Pain, Knee Problems, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Leanne K Schumacher, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3524 E Milwaukee Street
Janesville, WI
 

Dr. Leanne Hahn's specialty is family medicine. These areas are among Dr. Hahn's clinical interests: diabetes, depression, and heart problems. She is affiliated with Mercy Clinic East. She is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Diabetes, Arthritis, Gynecological ... (Read more)

Dr. Jilaine M Bolek Berquist, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
3524 East Milwaukee Street
Janesville, WI
 

Dr. Jilaine Bolek Berquist's medical specialty is rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bolek Berquist include psoriatic arthritis, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Bolek Berquist attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. She is affiliated with Mercy Clinic East.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, Lupus, Osteoarthritis

Dr. Sidney Schulman, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3524 E Milwaukee Street
Janesville, WI
 

Dr. Sidney Schulman practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and general orthopedics. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schulman's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa. He is professionally affiliated with Mercy Clinic East.

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All Interests: General Orthopedics, Sports Health, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement ... (Read more)

Gregory R Zainer
Specializes in Podiatry
1010 N Washington Street
Janesville, WI
 

Dr. Gregory Zainer works as a podiatrist in Janesville, WI. Clinical interests for Dr. Zainer include hammer toe, orthotics, and bunions. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zainer takes. He is affiliated with Mercy Health System.

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All Interests: Orthotics, Sports Health, Tumor, Tendonitis, Foot Surgery, Bursitis, Hammer Toe, Ingrown Toenails, ... (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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