We found 14 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida near New Port Richey, FL.

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Dr. Adam Scott Greenfield, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
10806 Us Highway; 19 Ste 102a; Port
Richey, FL
 

Dr. Adam Greenfield specializes in family medicine and practices in New Port Richey, FL, Port Richey, FL, and Richey, FL. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of the University Community Hospital, Tampa's residency program. Clinical interests for Dr. Greenfield include alcohol abuse, nutrition counseling, and hepatitis. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Greenfield speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Cryosurgery, Auto Injuries, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Adam Jacob Grunbaum, DO
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
9238 Us Hwy 19
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Adam Grunbaum specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Port Richey, FL, Richey, FL, and Spring Hill, FL. Dr. Grunbaum's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), osteoporosis, and fibromyalgia. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Grunbaum takes. He studied medicine at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Largo Medical Center. Dr. Grunbaum is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Grunbaum is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville, Oak Hill Hospital, and Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, gout

All Interests: Bursitis, Scleroderma, Fibromyalgia, Gout, Arthritis, Lupus, Sjogren's Syndrome, Pain, Tendonitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Lawrence Herndon, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
7633 Cita Ln; New Port
Richey, FL
 

Dr. David Herndon practices family medicine. He is a graduate of A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Largo Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Herndon's areas of expertise include the following: warts, menopause, and cryotherapy. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Herndon (or staff) speaks Spanish, Bulgarian, and Russian. His professional affiliations include Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Access Healthcare, and Morton Plant North Bay Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Warts, Cryosurgery, Depression, Primary Care, Immunization, Hypertension, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nilesh Bharat Desai, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8140 Picton Way; Suite #102
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Nilesh Desai is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Desai speaks Gujarati. His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and diabetes. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Morton Plant North Bay Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity. He attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Desai trained at Rush University Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Osteoporosis, Electrocardiogram, ... (Read more)

Dr. Farrukh Zaidi, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
8029 Washington Street
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Farrukh Zaidi, who practices in Port Richey, FL and Brooksville, FL, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. In his practice, Dr. Zaidi focuses on arthritis. Dr. Zaidi is professionally affiliated with Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point and Medical Center of Trinity. His education and training includes medical school at Sindh Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Zaidi honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Arthritis, Rheumatic Diseases

Dr. Florenda L Fortner, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
5535 Grand Boulevard; Suite C
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Florenda Fortner works as an internist and geriatrician in New Port Richey, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Fortner include diabetes, dizziness, and heart problems. On average, patients gave her a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fortner honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Fortner's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She speaks Greek. She is affiliated with Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

All Interests: Dizziness, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Veselin S Stoyanov, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
7633 Cita Lane
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Veselin Stoyanov practices family medicine in New Port Richey, FL and Spring Hill, FL. Dr. Stoyanov (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Bulgarian and Russian. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, primary care, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Oak Hill Hospital, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, and Morton Plant North Bay Hospital. After attending Medical University of Sofia for medical school, he completed his residency training at Southside Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Stoyanov is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Stoyanov is in-network for 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: , arthritis

All Interests: Primary Care, Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis

Dr. Ian Adam, MS, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5323 Grand Boulevard
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Ian Adam works as an internist. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep apnea, liver disease, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Dr. Adam is affiliated with Medical Center of Trinity. He studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Adam honors 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: , osteoarthritis

All Interests: Depression, Substance Abuse, Immunization, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter David Candelora, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
5145 Deer Park Drive
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Peter Candelora's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include knee problems, total shoulder replacement, and pain. Dr. Candelora takes 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 Tulane University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Candelora completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Ankle Fracture, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. David Richmond Whiddon, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
2044 Trinity Oaks Boulevard; Suite 110
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. David Whiddon is an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. These areas are among Dr. Whiddon's clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Mease Countryside Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Whiddon graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and the University of Virginia School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Arthritis, Hip ... (Read more)

Dr. Aaron Kyle Mates, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2165 Little Road
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Aaron Mates works as a foot and ankle surgeon, orthopedist, and sports medicine specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mates include arthroscopic surgery, hammer toe, and achilles tendonitis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity) and Medical Center of Trinity. He graduated from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. He accepts 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: , ankle arthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Ankle Fusion, Plantar Fasciitis, Tendon Injury, Hammer Toe, Preventive Care, Pes Planus, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bharat M Desai, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
8140 Picton Way; Suite 102
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Bharat Desai is a critical care specialist and pulmonologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and diabetes. Dr. Desai's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Desai honors. After attending Medical College Baroda for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Desai (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Desai is professionally affiliated with Morton Plant North Bay Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Immunization, Bronchoscopy, Hypertension, Lung Problems, Diabetes, Excision of ... (Read more)

Dr. James Patrick Donovan, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2165 Little Road
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. James Donovan works as a hand surgeon, orthopedist, and sports medicine specialist. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and residency at McLaren Regional Medical Center. Dr. Donovan's areas of expertise include the following: pain, sports health, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Donovan accepts. He is affiliated with BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Fracture, Hand Fracture, Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement, Foot Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Omair Zafar, MD
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
6543 Madison Street
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Omair Zafar is a medical specialist in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zafar include hallux valgus (big toe bunion), orthotics, and ankle sprain. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Zafar studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His residency was performed at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. Dr. Zafar (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Zafar's professional affiliations include Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , hallux rigidus (severe big toe arthritis), hallux limitus (limited big toe arthritis), foot arthritis, gout

All Interests: Hallux Valgus, Orthotics, Ankle Sprain, Cryosurgery, Athlete's Foot, Plantar Fasciitis, Ankle ... (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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