We found 43 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept First Health PPO near Houston, TX.

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Dr. Luis G Granier-Spikula, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2900 Richmond Avenue; Suite 200
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Luis Granier-Spikula specializes in general internal medicine. Before completing his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Dr. Granier-Spikula attended medical school at the University of Hamburg Faculty of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Granier-Spikula include prostate problems, warts, and thyroid problems. Dr. Granier-Spikula is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Granier-Spikula's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Bursitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Julie Yogesh Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology, Adult Rheumatology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Julie Patel specializes in adult allergy & immunology and adult rheumatology and practices in Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include raynaud's, osteoporosis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Patel is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Patel graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Polymyositis, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hives, Angioedema, Arthritis, Hay Fever, Raynaud's

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

Dr. John Posey's medical specialty is general internal medicine. These areas are among Dr. Posey's clinical interests: diabetes, pap test, and hypotension (low blood pressure). He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Posey accepts. His practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Posey has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Richard Alan Rubin, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Richard Rubin works as an adult rheumatologist. Dr. Rubin is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Rubin include raynaud's, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. Patient ratings for Dr. Rubin average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rubin is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Arthritis, Lupus, Raynaud's

Dr. Rafiq Qasam Ali, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Chiropractic
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Rafiq Ali specializes in family medicine and chiropractic. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, thyroid problems, and depression. Patient reviews placed Dr. Ali at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Ali is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding, Sports Health, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Genetics, Geriatrics
2000 Crawford Street; #1118
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Alice Ajim is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine, genetics, and geriatrics (elderly care). These areas are among Dr. Ajim's clinical interests: warts, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menopause. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston, TX). She attended medical school at the University of Lagos College of Medicine. Dr. Ajim's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Workers' Compensation, and more. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric Jay Mueller, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1950
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Eric Mueller sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Patients gave Dr. Mueller an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mueller include thyroid problems, depression, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Mueller's practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Lower Back Pain, Physical Exams, Neck Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sapandeep Kaur Khurana, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
6624 Fannin Street, Saint Luke's O'quinn Medical Towers; Suite 1410
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sippi Khurana practices adult rheumatology. Dr. Khurana's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), raynaud's, and osteoporosis. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khurana takes. Dr. Khurana has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Polymyositis, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Hives, Angioedema, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher P Robben, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1950
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Robben works as an internist. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include prostate problems, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menopause. Dr. Robben is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Robben attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Depression, Musculoskeletal Pain, Erectile Dysfunction, Hypertension, Lower Back ... (Read more)

Dr. Sheena G Stubbers, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1950
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sheena Stubbers' area of specialization is general internal medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: prostate problems, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menopause. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Stubbers is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Stubbers attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Depression, Musculoskeletal Pain, Erectile Dysfunction, Hypertension, Lower Back ... (Read more)

Dr. Martha Frances Gerteisen, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Martha Gerteisen's medical specialty is general internal medicine and general pediatrics. She attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Gerteisen's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and heart problems. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Primary Care, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Sleep Apnea, Physical Exams, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ramona Moraru, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ramona Mihu is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She has a special interest in lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and vasculitis. Dr. Mihu is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Mihu is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Arthritis, Lupus, Vasculitis

Dr. Linda C Porter-Tucci, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Linda Porter-Tucci's medical specialty is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Porter-Tucci include diabetes, primary care, and geriatric health. Dr. Porter-Tucci is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Before performing her residency at Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program, Sugar Land, Dr. Porter-Tucci attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Porter-Tucci is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Primary Care, Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Arthritis, Asthma, Headache, Preventive Care, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. A. Saleem's specialty is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, depression, and adolescent issues. Dr. Saleem accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston, TX). He is accepting 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. His areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, pituitary disorders, and anemia. Dr. Zimmerman is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Zimmerman's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He welcomes new patients.

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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's specialty is adult rheumatology. The average patient rating for Dr. Spindler is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Spindler's areas of expertise include the following: paget's disease, lupus, and polymyositis. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Spindler's office for an appointment. He graduated from Autonomous University of Madrid Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Spindler has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis

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