We found 5 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Irving, TX.

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Dr. Renuka Vijay Basavaraju M.D.
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology, Adult Rheumatology
average rating 5 stars (3 ratings)
2021 North Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 210
Irving, TX

Dr. Renuka Basavaraju practices adult allergy & immunology and adult rheumatology in Irving, TX and Frisco, TX. She studied medicine at Osmania Medical College. Areas of expertise for Dr. Basavaraju include immunotherapy, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and fibromyalgia. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Basavaraju (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Dermatomyositis, Immunotherapy, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Rheumatic Diseases, Hives, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jose R. Reyna Jr. MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 4.5 stars (12 ratings)
4301 North Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 101
Irving, TX

Dr. Jose Reyna's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Reyna's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reyna include lumbar spine surgery, spinal pain, and cervical (neck) spine problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reyna takes. Dr. Reyna graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Resources, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Lake Pointe Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal arthritis

All Interests: Spinal Pain, Complex Spinal Instrumentation, Back Problems, Lumbar Spine Problems, Cervical Spine ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Adam Crawford's medical specialty is foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Crawford's clinical interests: knee arthritis, hip arthritis, and hammer toe. His professional affiliations include Medical City North Hills, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Workers' Compensation, and more. He welcomes new patients. After attending the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school, Dr. Crawford completed his residency training at the University of Missouri Health System. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, hip arthritis

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

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

Dr. Cameron Atkinson is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He studied medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Atkinson's clinical interests include dupuytren's contracture, hand arthritis, and hand surgery procedures. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, and Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital. Dr. Atkinson's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hand arthritis

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

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
2120 N. Macarthur Boulevard
Lewisville, TX

Dr. Byung Lee's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Irving, TX and Lewisville, TX. Dr. Lee's clinical interests include carpal tunnel surgery, wrist fracture, and sports health. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Lee honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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

All Interests: Wrist Fracture, Sports Health, Elbow Arthroscopy, Bursitis, Wrist Surgery, Wrist Problems, Elbow ... (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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