We found 15 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Medicare near New Port Richey, FL.

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

Dr. Adam Greenfield's area of specialization is family medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Greenfield is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Greenfield include alcohol abuse, nutrition counseling, and hepatitis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Greenfield accepts. After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Greenfield completed his residency training at the University Community Hospital, Tampa. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include 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 is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. His areas of expertise include MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), osteoporosis, and fibromyalgia. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Grunbaum honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Largo Medical Center. Dr. Grunbaum speaks Spanish. He is 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 is a physician who specializes in family medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Herndon (or staff) speaks Spanish, Bulgarian, and Russian. His clinical interests include warts, menopause, and cryotherapy. Dr. Herndon is affiliated with Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Access Healthcare, and Morton Plant North Bay Hospital. After completing medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Largo Medical Center. Dr. Herndon takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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 specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Trinity, FL and New Port Richey, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and diabetes. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Desai studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Desai's medical residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. He is conversant in Gujarati. His professional affiliations include Morton Plant North Bay Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity.

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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 is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He works in Port Richey, FL and Brooksville, FL. He studied medicine at Sindh Medical College. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Zaidi include arthritis. Patient ratings for Dr. Zaidi average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point and Medical Center of Trinity.

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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 practices general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Fortner include diabetes, dizziness, and heart problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Fortner is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fortner honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fortner attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine for residency. In addition to English, 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 is a family medicine practitioner. Dr. Stoyanov's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in diabetes, primary care, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with Oak Hill Hospital, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, and Morton Plant North Bay Hospital. Dr. Stoyanov takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Medical University of Sofia. He completed his residency training at Southside Hospital. Dr. Stoyanov (or staff) speaks the following languages: Bulgarian and Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Primary Care, Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis

Dr. Rose Marie Langer, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1806 Short Branch Drive; Suite 101
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Rose Langer's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Langer's clinical interests include menopause, migraine, and adolescent issues. She is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, and Morton Plant North Bay Hospital. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School and a graduate of United Family Medicine Program's residency program. She honors Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , gout

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Primary Care, Contraception, Hypertension, Skin Cancer, Lower Back ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ian Adam works as a general internist. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep apnea, liver disease, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Adam takes. Dr. Adam graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Adam speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Medical Center of Trinity.

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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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in New Port Richey, FL. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. Dr. Candelora's areas of expertise include knee problems, total shoulder replacement, and pain. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Candelora 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 in Clearwater, FL, Trinity, FL, and Safety Harbor, FL. He studied medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and the University of Virginia School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Whiddon completed a residency program at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. He is especially interested in knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Whiddon accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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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 is a foot and ankle surgeon, orthopedic surgeon, and sports medicine specialist. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, foot pain, and hammer toe. Dr. Mates takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. He is affiliated with BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity) and Medical Center of Trinity.

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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 sees patients in New Port Richey, FL and Trinity, FL. His medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Desai's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and diabetes. He is affiliated with Morton Plant North Bay Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Medical College Baroda and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. In addition to English, Dr. Desai (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi.

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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's specialties are hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. His 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 a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He trained at McLaren Regional Medical Center for his residency. His professional affiliations include 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. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Zafar trained at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University for residency. His areas of expertise include hallux valgus (big toe bunion), orthotics, and ankle sprain. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Zafar (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Zafar is affiliated with 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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