We found 8 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold near Fort Lauderdale, FL.

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Dr. Alan Stuart Routman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5601 N Dixie Highway; Suite 210
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Alan Routman works as an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Routman takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan Chad Levy, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5597 N Dixie Highway
Oakland Park, FL
 

Dr. Jonathan Levy is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Levy has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests include shoulder problems and elbow problems. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Levy welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami for his residency.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4850 W Oakland Park Boulevard; Suite 201
Lauderdale Lakes, FL
 

Dr. Babak Sheikh works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Lauderdale Lakes, FL, Pembroke Pines, FL, and Miramar, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sheikh is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his residency, Dr. Sheikh trained at Montefiore Medical Center. He has received distinctions including Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Sheikh (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sheikh's office for an appointment.

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Dr. David Harrison Gilbert, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5301 N. Dixie Highway; Suite 203
Ft Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. David Gilbert is a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Fort Lauderdale, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: hand problems, wrist problems, and elbow problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gilbert takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. Gilbert is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point, Holy Cross Hospital, and Broward Health North. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Hand Problems, Pain, Replacement ... (Read more)

Dr. Kevin B Shrock, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1414 Se 3rd Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Shrock is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Shrock include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and osteoporosis. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Medical Center (BHMC). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Shrock speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1212 E Broward Boulevard; Suite 300
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Domingo Delgado-Garcia's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4725 N Federal Highway
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Martin Roche's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Roche include knee problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Roche accepts. He has received distinctions including Boca Raton Super Doctors and South Florida Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Osteoporosis, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5597 N Dixie Highway
Oakland Park, FL
 

Dr. Verano Hermida is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Hermida is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine.

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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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