We found 6 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Silver Navigate 2000 near Lake Mary, FL.

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Specializes in Other, Rheumatology
147 Parliament Loop; Suite 1005
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Sanjiv Kapil is a medical specialist in rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases). He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. He is a graduate of Maulana Azad Medical College. Dr. Kapil completed his residency training at the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada. Patient ratings for Dr. Kapil average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kapil is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, arthritis, knee osteoarthritis, spinal osteoarthritis, hip osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Dermatomyositis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Wrist Problems, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
701 Platinum Point
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. John Chase is a specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. He works in Lake Mary, FL. Dr. Chase is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Shands at the University of Florida. He has indicated that his clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). On average, patients gave Dr. Chase a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty

Dr. Fuad Afzal, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1355 S International Parkway; Suite 1451
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Fuad Afzal is a nephrologist. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. He attended medical school at Allama Iqbal Medical College. Dr. Afzal completed his residency training at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , gout

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Nephrotic Syndrome, Kidney Stones, Hyperparathyroidism, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
515 W. Sr 434; Suite 210
Longwood, FL
 

Dr. John Papa is a specialist in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Winter Park, FL, Longwood, FL, and Orlando, FL. His areas of expertise include foot problems and ankle problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Papa is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. Dr. Papa is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Diseases, Sports Health, Tumor, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Sports Medicine
1403 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 102
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Samuel Agnew's area of specialization is orthopedic trauma. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. Dr. Agnew honors United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, knee osteoarthritis, hip osteoarthritis, gout

All Interests: Leg Fracture, Arm Fracture, Femur Fracture, Fibula Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Tibia Fracture, Wrist ... (Read more)

Dr. Narinder Singh Aujla, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
317 N Mangoustine Avenue
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Narinder Aujla sees patients in Sanford, FL. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Aujla attended medical school at M.P. Shah Medical College. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Aujla is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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

All Interests: Leg Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Wrist Fracture, Hand Fracture, Ankle Fracture, Shoulder Dislocation, ... (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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