We found 24 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO near Temple Terrace, FL.

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Dr. Eric E Coris, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
13330 Usf Laurel Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Eric Coris practices family medicine. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and a graduate of St. Vincent's Medical Center, Jacksonville's residency program. Dr. Coris's areas of expertise include the following: concussion, biceps tendon injury, and dislocation. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 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. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Coris is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Women's Sports Medicine, Ankle Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. John D Carter, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
12901 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. John Carter works as an adult rheumatologist in Tampa, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Carter include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. The average patient rating for Dr. Carter is 4.0 stars out of 5. 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 St. Louis University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Carter has received professional recognition including the following: Outstanding Faculty Research Award, USF Health; America's Most Compassionate Doctors Award; and Patients' Choice Recognition Award. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Carter's practice is open to 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, ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Cole Nofsinger, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
13330 Usf Laurel Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Charles Nofsinger's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Nofsinger obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. His clinical interests include ankle sprain, hip injury, and sports health. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Nofsinger speaks Swedish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). Dr. Nofsinger welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, arthritis

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

Dr. Geoffrey Alan Cronen, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
14547 Bruce B Downs Boulevard; Suite C
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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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
13020 N Telecom Parkway
Temple Terrace, FL
 

Dr. Alfred Hess specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hess include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. He is affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital. Dr. Hess attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Tampa General Hospital and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hess accepts 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: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Hand ... (Read more)

Dr. David Leffers, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
13330 Usf Laurel Drive; Stc 3rd Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. David Leffers, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, ankle sprain, and hip injury. The average patient rating for Dr. Leffers is 4.5 stars out of 5. 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. Dr. Leffers is 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, ... (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. Thomas B Freeman, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
12901 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Freeman practices neurosurgery in Tampa, FL. Dr. Freeman's areas of expertise include the following: scoliosis, laminectomy, and bulging disc. His average patient rating is 4.0 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, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Freeman is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Freeman trained at NYU Langone Medical Center. He has received distinctions including The Molly & Bernard Sanberg Memorial Award, American Society of Neural Therapy and Repair; Best Doctors in America, US News and World Reports; and Top 1% of Neurosurgeons in the U.S., US News and World Reports. Dr. Freeman's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Bone Spurs, Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Juan S Uribe, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
12901 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Juan Uribe practices neurosurgery in Tampa, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: scoliosis, spinal cord injuries, and thoracic herniated disc. Dr. Uribe takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Uribe has received the following distinctions: Best Research Abstract, Annual SOLAS Meeting and Plantinum Annual Research Award, University of South Florida. His professional affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

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

Dr. Timothy Charles Epting, DO
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
13020 N Telecom Parkway
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Timothy Epting's areas of specialization are foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Epting include foot surgery, injuries, and arthritis. He is affiliated with Tampa Community Hospital. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Epting takes 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: Foot Surgery, Fractures, Ankle Surgery, Arthritis, Injuries

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

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

Dr. Mark Allen Mighell, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
13020 N Telecom Parkway N.
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Mark Mighell is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Tampa, FL and Temple Terrace, FL. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mighell include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, St. Joseph Children's Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. 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. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and a graduate of Naval Medical Center Portsmouth's residency program. Dr. Mighell (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mary Ann Gardner, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
13000 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Mary Gardner's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. She has indicated that her clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Gardner is professionally affiliated with James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). She 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. She studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Gardner trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Chi-Ching Chan, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
2727 Dr. Mlk Jr. Boulevard; Suite 320
Tampa, 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)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
13020 N Telecom Pkway
Temple Terrace, 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
13020 N Telecom Parkway
Temple Terrace, 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)

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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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