We found 9 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Humana Platinum 500/Tampa Bay HUMx near Palm Harbor, FL.

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Dr. Antony G Sankoorikal, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2655 State Road 580; Suite 201
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Antony Sankoorikal's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. He is especially interested in fibromyalgia, lupus, and arthritis. Dr. Sankoorikal's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Sankoorikal graduated from Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Sankoorikal trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Malayalam. Dr. Sankoorikal is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital and BayCare Physician Partners.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Lupus, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Dr. Tatiana Pavlovna Nagibina, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
32615 Us Highway 19 N; Suite 2
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Tatiana Nagibina practices adult rheumatology. Dr. Nagibina speaks Russian. Her clinical interests include trigger point injections, lupus, and lyme disease. She is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. She studied medicine at Minsk State Medical Institute. Dr. Nagibina 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

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Bone Density Test, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Shoulder Problems, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ananda Som, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
30522 Us Highway 19 N; Suite 109
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Ananda Som specializes in general internal medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Som's clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), trigger point injections, and holter monitoring. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Dr. Som attended Maulana Azad Medical College for medical school. Dr. Som (or staff) speaks the following languages: Bengali and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Richmond Whiddon, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 409
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. David Whiddon works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon in Clearwater, FL, Trinity, FL, and Safety Harbor, FL. Dr. Whiddon's clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Mease Countryside Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Whiddon accepts. Dr. Whiddon is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and the University of Virginia School of Medicine and a graduate of Naval Medical Center Portsmouth's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
559 Austin Drive
Tarpon Springs, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Messer works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Patient reviews placed Dr. Messer at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Messer include trigger point injections, cervical (neck) spine problems, and lumbar fusion. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Dalhousie University for residency. Dr. Messer is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Spinal Procedures, Fractures, Back Problems, Lower ... (Read more)

Dr. John H Shim, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3890 Tampa Road; Suite 202
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. John Shim practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Palm Harbor, FL and Tampa, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Shim include knee problems, lumbar laminectomy, and cervical (neck) spine problems. Patient reviews placed Dr. Shim at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. 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. He graduated from State University of New York (SUNY) and then he performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Shim is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Lumbar Laminectomy, Auto Injuries, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Implant Surgery, Spinal ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
36413 Us Highway 19 N
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Ioannis Pappou is an orthopedic surgeon. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pappou's clinical interests encompass replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), tendon transfer, and tendon repair. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pappou obtained his medical school training at Technical University Munich, Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. Dr. Pappou (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Greek, and German. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Tendon Transfer, Fractures, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher William Grayson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
36413 Us Highway 19 N
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Grayson is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Palm Harbor, FL and Temple Terrace, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Grayson's areas of expertise include the following: knee replacement, femur (thigh bone) fracture, and aspiration. His professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Grayson honors. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Grayson attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Femur Fracture, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Revision Arthroplasty, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ronald Brian Williams, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
37026 Us Hwy 19 N.
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Williams works as an orthopedic surgeon. He graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Peninsula Hospital Center. His areas of expertise include the following: steroid injections, amputation, and carpal tunnel surgery. Dr. Williams has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for 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: , osteoarthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Leg Fracture, Elbow Pain, Wrist Fracture, Shoulder Fracture, Auto Injuries, Elbow Fracture, Knee ... (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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