We found 4 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept MyBlue Bronze 1601 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 is an orthopedic surgeon in Oakland Park, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. He attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Routman accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Routman is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Babak Sheikh, who practices in Lauderdale Lakes, FL, Pembroke Pines, FL, and Miramar, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Sheikh takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. He has received distinctions including Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Sheikh (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Sheikh is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West. Dr. Sheikh welcomes new patients.

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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 specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include hand problems, wrist problems, and elbow problems. Dr. Gilbert is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Gilbert completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Broward Health Imperial Point, Holy Cross Hospital, and Broward Health North. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Kevin Shrock works as an orthopedist in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Shrock include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and osteoporosis. Dr. Shrock honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Shrock graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Medical Center (BHMC).

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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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