We found 16 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept BlueOptions Essential Health S1401 near Trinity, FL.

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Dr. Adam Scott Greenfield, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
2208 Duckslough Boulevard; Suite A
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Adam Greenfield's medical specialty is family medicine. He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University Community Hospital, Tampa for residency. Dr. Greenfield's areas of expertise include the following: alcohol abuse, nutrition counseling, and hepatitis. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Greenfield speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic 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. David Lawrence Herndon, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
7633 Cita Lane
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. David Herndon's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Herndon studied medicine at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at Largo Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, menopause, and cryotherapy. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Herndon (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Bulgarian, and Russian. Dr. Herndon's hospital/clinic 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 general internist. 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. Dr. Desai accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Desai performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. He is conversant in Gujarati.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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 and geriatrics (elderly care) in New Port Richey, FL. She obtained her medical school training at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, dizziness, and heart problems. Dr. Fortner is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fortner speaks Greek. She is professionally 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's medical specialty is family medicine. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, primary care, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Stoyanov 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 University of Sofia for medical school and subsequently trained at Southside Hospital for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Stoyanov (or staff) speaks Bulgarian and Russian. He is affiliated with Oak Hill Hospital, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, and Morton Plant North Bay Hospital.

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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. Dr. Adam's areas of expertise include the following: sleep apnea, liver disease, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). He is professionally affiliated with Medical Center of Trinity. 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. He is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Adam is conversant in Spanish.

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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 works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. On average, patients gave Dr. Candelora a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Candelora include knee problems, total shoulder replacement, and pain. He is professionally affiliated with Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point 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. Candelora takes. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Candelora attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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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 practices adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Whiddon include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). 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. Before performing his residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Dr. Whiddon attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and the University of Virginia School of Medicine. 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)

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

Dr. Andrew Messer's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: trigger point injections, cervical (neck) spine problems, and lumbar fusion. Dr. Messer is affiliated with Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus. He is a graduate of Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Dalhousie University for his residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Messer is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Messer accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Aaron Mates is a foot and ankle surgeon, orthopedist, and sports medicine specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, hammer toe, and achilles tendonitis. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mates takes. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama, Dr. Mates attended medical school at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. 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. James Patrick Donovan, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2165 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. James Donovan's medical specialty is hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Donovan include pain, sports health, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Donovan attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at McLaren Regional Medical Center for residency. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Donovan takes.

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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)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
36413 Us Hway 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 Hwy 19 North
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. Bharat M Desai, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
8140 Picton Way; Suite 102
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Bharat Desai specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in New Port Richey, FL and Trinity, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Desai include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and diabetes. Dr. Desai accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Medical College Baroda and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Desai (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Desai is 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. Ronald Brian Williams, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
37026 Us Highway 19 N
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Williams sees patients in Palm Harbor, FL. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Peninsula Hospital Center's residency program. Dr. Williams's areas of expertise include the following: steroid injections, amputation, and carpal tunnel surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Williams is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His hospital/clinic 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)

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

Dr. Omair Zafar is a New Port Richey, FL physician who specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. He obtained his medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. His areas of expertise include the following: hallux valgus (big toe bunion), orthotics, and ankle sprain. Dr. Zafar takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Zafar (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. His hospital/clinic 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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