We found 8 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Irving, TX.

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Dr. Renuka Ramarao Basavaraju, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology, Adult Rheumatology
2021 North Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 210
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Renuka Basavaraju is a specialist in adult allergy & immunology and adult rheumatology. She works in Irving, TX and Frisco, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Basavaraju is 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: immunotherapy, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and fibromyalgia. Dr. Basavaraju is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Basavaraju is a graduate of Osmania Medical College. Dr. Basavaraju (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Dermatomyositis, Immunotherapy, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Fibromyalgia, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Mills Roberts, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1901 N. Macarthur Boulevard
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Richard Roberts' specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Roberts's clinical interests: shoulder surgery, sports health, and total joint replacement. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Arlington Orthopedic Associates, P.A.. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Roberts's residency was performed at Truman Medical Centers. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Rex L Dively Outstanding Orthopedic Resident.; Texas Super Doctors; and Best of North Texas Orthopedics, Living Magazine. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Roberts's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1901 N. Macarthur Boulevard
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Adam Crawford practices foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Crawford attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Missouri Health System for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Crawford include knee arthritis, hammer toe, and achilles tendonitis. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Crawford's professional affiliations include Medical City North Hills, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Musculoskeletal Problems, Sports Injuries, Orthopedic Surgery, Achilles Tendonitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert E Bayless, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2120 N Macarthur; Suite 100
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Robert Bayless is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, hand problems, and wrist problems. On average, patients gave Dr. Bayless a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Bayless attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Dr. Bayless is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1901 N. Macarthur Boulevard
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Cameron Atkinson specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Atkinson include dupuytren's contracture, hand arthritis, and hand surgery procedures. Dr. Atkinson takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, and Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital. Dr. Atkinson welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hand arthritis

All Interests: Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Musculoskeletal Problems, Orthopedic Surgery, Hand ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark A Kazewych, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1901 N. Macarthur Boulevard
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Mark Kazewych's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include rotator cuff surgery, sports health, and knee reconstruction. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Arlington Orthopedic Associates, P.A.. Dr. Kazewych attended medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2120 N. Macarthur Boulevard
Lewisville, TX
 

Dr. Byung Lee is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lee include carpal tunnel surgery, wrist fracture, and sports health. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Lee is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , hand arthritis, arthritis, inflammatory arthritis, shoulder arthritis, wrist arthritis

All Interests: Wrist Fracture, Sports Health, Diagnostic Evaluation, Elbow Arthroscopy, Bursitis, Wrist Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2021 N Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 115
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Venkat Sethuraman works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Sethuraman has a special interest in pain and arthritis. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. Dr. Sethuraman attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Pain, Arthritis

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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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