We found 11 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions All Copay near Lutz, FL.

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Dr. Mahesh M Bhambore, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
21762 State Road 54
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Mahesh Bhambore works as an internist. His clinical interests include heart problems, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and wellness visit. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Bhambore is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. His education and training includes medical school at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University and residency at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center. Dr. Bhambore (or staff) speaks the following languages: Marathi and Hindi.

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All Interests: Immunization, Hypertension, Vaccines, Heart Problems, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Samantha Sue Lindsay, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
16541 Pointe Village Drive; Suite 211
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Samantha Lindsay's area of specialization is family medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: steroid injections, warts, and adolescent gynecology. She 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. For her professional training, Dr. Lindsay completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. She is professionally affiliated with Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Warts, Adolescent Gynecology, Adolescent Issues, Cryosurgery, Primary Care, Bursitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alicia M Baillargeon, DO
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2100 Via Bella Boulevard; Land O Lakes - Multi Specialty Campus
Land O Lakes, FL
 

Dr. Alicia Fierro is an adult rheumatology specialist in Zephyrhills, FL and Land O Lakes, FL. Dr. Fierro is a graduate of A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. She has a special interest in osteoporosis, lupus, and pregnancy. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Lupus, Osteoporosis, Rheumatic Diseases, Pregnancy

Dr. Ernesto Rodriguez-Velazquez, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2100 Via Bella Boulevard; Land O Lakes - Multi Specialty Campus
Land O Lakes, FL
 

Dr. Ernesto Rodriguez is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. He has a special interest in osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Florida Medical Clinic and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). Dr. Rodriguez is a graduate of Ponce School of Medicine. He 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.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, gout

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, Osteoporosis

Dr. David Sikes, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2100 Via Bella Boulevard; Land O Lakes - Multi Specialty Campus
Land O Lakes, FL
 

Dr. David Sikes is a rheumatologist. Dr. Sikes has a special interest in rheumatoid arthritis and scleroderma. He is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic. He graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. 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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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma

Dr. Geoffrey Alan Cronen, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
14547 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Geoffrey Cronen is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Tampa, FL and Wesley Chapel, FL. Dr. Cronen's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in spinal deformity and cervical (neck) spine problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University, Dr. Cronen attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Florida Hospital Tampa, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, and Florida Medical Clinic.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Cervical Spine Problems, Spinal Deformity, Arthritis, Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. David J Schulak, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
13701 Bruce B Downs Boulevard; Suite 115
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. David Schulak's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include knee problems, spine problems, and hip problems. Dr. Schulak's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schulak's education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and residency at Summa Akron City Hospital, Akron Children's Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Knee Problems, Arthritis, Spine Problems, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Replacement Arthroplasty

Dr. Stephen John Raterman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
14547 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Raterman is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Raterman include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), hip arthroscopy, and sports health. Patient ratings for Dr. Raterman average 4.0 stars out of 5. 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. Raterman is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. His professional affiliations include Florida Hospital Tampa, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, and Florida Medical Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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Dr. John Chi-Ching Chan, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
4211 Vandyke Road; Suite 200
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. John Chan is a physician who specializes in orthopedic trauma, adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery, and sports medicine. Dr. Chan attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). His clinical interests include knee problems, radial keratotomy, and ganglion cyst. Patient ratings for Dr. Chan average 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Chan is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and BayCare Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Radial Keratotomy, Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Implant Surgery, Shoulder Problems, Bone ... (Read more)

Dr. Gerald Edward Alexander Trey III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
14547 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Gerald Alexander practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include knee arthroscopy and fractures (broken bones). Dr. Alexander is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Florida Hospital Tampa, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, and Florida Medical Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthritis, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Outpatient Care, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Casey O Donnell, DO
Specializes in Physiatry, Interventional Pain Medicine
2100 Via Bella Boulevard; Suite 103
Land O Lakes, FL
 

Dr. Casey O'Donnell, who practices in Land O Lakes, FL and Zephyrhills, FL, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine. Dr. O'Donnell is especially interested in nerve conduction studies (NCS) and electromyography (EMG). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

All Interests: Electromyography, Nerve Conduction Studies, Osteoarthritis

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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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