We found 43 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Blue Advantage Silver HMO 004 near Houston, TX.

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Dr. Sandeep Krishna Agarwal, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 600
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sandeep Agarwal is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Agarwal trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital for his residency. He is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Research, Scleroderma, Autoimmune Disorders, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Alton Posey Jr., PhD, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. John Posey practices general internal medicine. His clinical interests include diabetes, pap test, and hypotension (low blood pressure). Dr. Posey is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Posey has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Hypertension, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Diabetes, Arthritis, High Cholesterol, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ronnie Sheena practices general internal medicine. Dr. Sheena's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include diabetes, geriatric health, and thyroid problems. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Sheena is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Heart Problems, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Arthritis, Thyroid Problems, Preventive Care, Geriatric ... (Read more)

Dr. Agha Sahir Saleem, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1919 North Loop West Suite; 410
Houston, TX
 

Dr. A. Saleem's area of specialization is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include thyroid problems, depression, and adolescent issues. Dr. Saleem accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Saleem's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston, TX). His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, Rheumatoid Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stanley Jay Zimmerman, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Stanley Zimmerman's area of specialization is general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Zimmerman is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zimmerman include thyroid problems, pituitary disorders, and anemia. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Zimmerman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Neck Pain, Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Arthritis, Back Pain, Heart Failure, Thyroid ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph S Spindler, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Spindler is an adult rheumatology specialist in Houston, TX. His clinical interests include paget's disease, lupus, and polymyositis. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Spindler attended medical school at Autonomous University of Madrid Faculty of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Spindler a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Spindler's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Lower Back Pain, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Hema C Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
18400 Katy Freeway, Suite 600; Medical Office Building 1
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Hema Patel works as a general internist. Dr. Patel attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. Her clinical interests include warts, thyroid problems, and moles. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Warts, Amenorrhea, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Cervical Dysplasia, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Scoliosis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Barbara Bush sees patients in Houston, TX. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menopause, and thyroid problems. Her average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bush honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Bush attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Gynecologic Procedures, Bursitis, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Non-Invasive ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1631 North Loop W; Suite 555
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Javier Berrios is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. Dr. Berrios's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include rheumatoid arthritis. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rheumatic Diseases

Dr. Melvyn Augustus Harrington Jr. Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Melvyn Harrington sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Harrington include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. Dr. Harrington is professionally affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) Medical Center and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Harrington is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks German.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Revision Hip Arthroplasty, Knee Problems, Arthritis, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Joint ... (Read more)

Dr. Rosa A Tang, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
4901 Calhoun Road; Uei-4901 Calhoun Building 505
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Rosa Tang's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Tang include thyroid problems, strabismus, and electrophysiological (EP) study. The average patient rating for Dr. Tang is 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Cayetano Heredia University for medical school, Dr. Tang completed her residency training at Georgetown University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Eye Trauma, Eye Exam, Pituitary Surgery, Myasthenia ... (Read more)

Dr. James B Stafford IV, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. James Stafford's specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. He practices in Houston, TX and Pasadena, TX. Dr. Stafford attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Stafford completed residency programs at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His clinical interests include microsurgery, arthritis surgery, and hand problems. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Stafford is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Elbow Arthroscopy, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Arthritis, Hand Problems, Arthritis Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jason Samuel Ahuero, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jason Ahuero works as a foot and ankle surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Houston, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ahuero include ankle arthritis, total ankle replacement, and foot arthritis. Dr. Ahuero is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama for residency. Dr. Ahuero has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility, and Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , ankle arthritis, foot arthritis

All Interests: Ankle Arthritis, Ankle Problems, Foot Arthritis, Sports Injuries, Foot Problems, Total Ankle ... (Read more)

Dr. Catherine Cahill Palisch, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
One Baylor Plaza
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Catherine Palisch's specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Palisch's areas of clinical interest consist of arthritis and partial knee replacement. Her professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Palisch has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Hip Problems, Partial Knee Replacement, Arthritis, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Minimally ... (Read more)

Dr. David Patrick Loncarich, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7401 South Main Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Loncarich is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and a graduate of Naval Medical Center San Diego's residency program. Clinical interests for Dr. Loncarich include foot problems and ankle problems. Dr. Loncarich has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Loncarich is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Arthritis, Foot Problems, Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles George Kevorkian, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Charles Kevorkian is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Clinical interests for Dr. Kevorkian include spasticity, stroke, and guillain-barre syndrome. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Kevorkian studied medicine at the University of New South Wales and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kevorkian completed residency programs at Prince of Wales Hospital and Mayo Clinic. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Kevorkian is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Lower Back Pain, ... (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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