We found 13 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO near Temple Terrace, FL.

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Eric Coris MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 4.34 stars out of 5 (13 ratings)
13330 Usf Laurel Drive
Tampa, FL

Dr. Eric Coris works as a family medicine practitioner in Tampa, FL. Dr. Coris studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Coris completed a residency program at St. Vincent's Medical Center, Jacksonville. His areas of expertise include the following: concussion, biceps tendon injury, and dislocation. The average patient rating for Dr. Coris is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Coris honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Coris's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Osteoarthritis, Arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Arthritis, Knee Injury, Dislocation, Rotator Cuff Tear, Meniscus Tear, Bi ... (Read more)

John Carter MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
Average rating 3.91 stars out of 5 (20 ratings)
5802 N. 30th Street, Tampa; Floor 33613
Tampa, FL

Dr. John Carter is an adult rheumatologist in Tampa, FL. In Dr. Carter's practice, he is particularly interested in osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for his residency. On average, patients gave Dr. Carter a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Outstanding Faculty Research Award, USF Health; America's Most Compassionate Doctors Award; and Patients' Choice Recognition Award. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis, Gout, Ankylosing Spondylitis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Rheumatic Diseases, Ankylo ... (Read more)

Charles Nofsinger MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 4.27 stars out of 5 (9 ratings)
13220 Usf Laurel Drive; Mdf Fifth Floor Mdc 106
Tampa, FL

Dr. Charles Nofsinger's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Tampa, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Nofsinger's areas of expertise include ankle sprain, hip injury, and sports health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Nofsinger's education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Swedish.

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Relevant Interests: , Osteoarthritis, Arthritis

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

Alfred V Hess MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 3.84 stars out of 5 (21 ratings)
13020 Telecom Parkway North
Temple Terrace, FL

Dr. Alfred Hess is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hess include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. He is professionally affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital. After attending the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Tampa General Hospital and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Hess 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: , Arthritis

All Interests: Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty, Trauma

David Leffers MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 4.52 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
13330 Usf Laurel Drive; Stc 3rd Floor
Tampa, FL

Dr. David Leffers is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Leffers include arthroscopic surgery, ankle sprain, and hip injury. Dr. Leffers honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Leffers attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Osteoarthritis, Arthritis

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

Juan S Uribe MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
Average rating 4.08 stars out of 5 (15 ratings)
12901 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL

Dr. Juan Uribe sees patients in Tampa, FL. His medical specialty is neurosurgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Uribe include scoliosis, spinal cord injuries, and thoracic herniated disc. Dr. Uribe is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). Dr. Uribe 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. He is accepting new patients. His education and training includes medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He has received the following distinctions: Best Research Abstract, Annual SOLAS Meeting and Plantinum Annual Research Award, University of South Florida.

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Relevant Interests: , Rheumatoid Arthritis

All Interests: Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scoliosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Spine ... (Read more)

Mark A Mighell MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 4.54 stars out of 5 (12 ratings)
13020 Telecom Parkway North
Temple Terrace, FL

Dr. Mark Mighell is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. In addition to English, Dr. Mighell (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mighell include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. Dr. Mighell's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, St. Joseph Children's Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and a graduate of Naval Medical Center Portsmouth's residency program. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mighell 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.

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Relevant Interests: , Arthritis

All Interests: Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Pain, Metabolic Bone Diseases, Replacement Arthroplasty, ... (Read more)

Timothy Charles Epting DO
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 4.37 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
13020 N Telecom Parkway
Temple Terrace, FL

Dr. Timothy Epting is a foot and ankle surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Tampa, FL, Temple Terrace, FL, and Wesley Chapel, FL. Dr. Epting's areas of clinical interest consist of foot surgery, injuries, and arthritis. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He 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. His education and training includes medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Epting is professionally affiliated with Tampa Community Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Arthritis

All Interests: Foot Surgery, Fractures, Ankle Surgery, Arthritis, Injuries

Dr Christopher William Grayson MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
13020 N Telecom Parkway
Temple Terrace, FL

Dr. Christopher Grayson specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Grayson include knee replacement, femur (thigh bone) fracture, and aspiration. Dr. Grayson 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. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Grayson's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Tampa Community Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Arthritis

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

Dr Benjamin James Maxson DO
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
13020 Telecom Parkway N
Tampa, FL

Dr. Benjamin Maxson works as an orthopedic trauma specialist. His education and training includes medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Grandview Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Maxson include hip replacement, knee replacement, and carpal tunnel surgery. Dr. Maxson 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. Dr. Maxson is professionally affiliated with Tampa Community Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Arthritis

All Interests: ACL Injury, Foot Surgery, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Surgery, Fractures, Ankle Surgery, Arthritis, Hip ... (Read more)

Dr John C Chan MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 3.2 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
2727 Dr Martin Luther King Boulevard; Suite 320
Tampa, FL

Dr. John Chan's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, radial keratotomy, and ganglion cyst. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chan honors. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Chan performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and BayCare Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , Osteoarthritis, Arthritis

All Interests: Radial Keratotomy, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Bone Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Gangl ... (Read more)

Mr Larry H Collins PAC
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
13330 Usf Laurel Drive
Tampa, FL

Mr. Larry Collins is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. Clinical interests for Mr. Collins include concussion, strains, and hip injury. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Mr. Collins is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Athletic Training Service Award, University of South Florida Athletic Training Program; Distinguished Fellow, American Academy of Physician Assistants; and Upjohn Student Writing Award, Association of Physician Assistant Programs.

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Relevant Interests: , Osteoarthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Fractures, Strains, Sports Injuries, Sprains, Knee Injury, Dislocation, R ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Average rating 4.36 stars out of 5 (25 ratings)
13020 N Telecom Parkway
Temple Terrace, FL

Dr. Kenneth Gustke's specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Gustke studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Gustke 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.

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Relevant Interests: , Arthritis

All Interests: Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Hip Problems, Replacement Arthroplasty

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