We found 9 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO near Nassau Bay, TX.

Javier Antonio Rios MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
Average rating 4.83 stars out of 5 (166 ratings)
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX

Dr. Javier Rios specializes in family medicine and sports medicine. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Rios attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His clinical interests include concussion, knee problems, and sports health. Dr. Rios's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rios honors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Rios's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problem ... (Read more)

Sasikala Chittimireddy MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 4.67 stars out of 5 (238 ratings)
2060 Space Park Drive; Suite 412
Houston, TX

Dr. Sasikala Chittimireddy sees patients in Houston, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Chittimireddy is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chittimireddy include diabetes, pap test, and depression. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Chittimireddy takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. She welcomes new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at Gandhi Medical College Hyderabad and residency at a hospital affiliated with Seton Hall University.

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Relevant Interests: , Arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Arthritis, High Cholesterol, Headache, Pap Test, Preventive Ca ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Rheumatology
2060 Space Park Drive; Suite 208
Houston, TX

Dr. Prashanth Sunkureddi is a general internist and adult rheumatologist. In his practice, Dr. Sunkureddi focuses on arthritis. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sunkureddi accepts.

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All Interests: Arthritis

Dr Anthony Stephen Melillo MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 3.92 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
1051 Pineloch Drive; Suite 100
Houston, TX

Dr. Anthony Melillo's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. His training includes a residency program at Naval Medical Center San Diego. Dr. Melillo's areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Melillo include: Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship; Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society; and Merck Manual Award For Outstanding Academic. He speaks Spanish. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Pain, Replacement Arthroplasty, Trauma

Dr Rosa A Tang MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
Average rating 4.28 stars out of 5 (16 ratings)
505 J Davis; Armistead Building
Houston, TX

Dr. Rosa Tang practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, strabismus, and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Tang is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Cayetano Heredia University, she performed her residency at Georgetown University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Dr. Tang has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and CHI St. Luke's Health. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Rheumatoid Arthritis

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

Edward W Lee MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 4.62 stars out of 5 (116 ratings)
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX

Dr. Edward Lee's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Houston, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lee include knee problems, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis surgery. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Lee completed a residency program at George Washington University Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lee is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Arthrit ... (Read more)

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Pain Medicine, Addiction Medicine
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX

Dr. Rehan Memon's specialties are anesthesiology, hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), and pain medicine. His clinical interests include back pain, ablation, and musculoskeletal pain. Dr. Memon is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He attended Dow Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences for residency.

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All Interests: Headache, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Ablation, Neuropathy, Arthritis, Chronic Pain, Pain Manag ... (Read more)

Dr Kenneth Ryan Brooks MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 4.8 stars out of 5 (103 ratings)
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX

Dr. Kenneth Brooks is a physician who specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: meniscus repair, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and hip arthroscopy. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Brooks graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Brooks is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Arthritis

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Other
Average rating 4.45 stars out of 5 (17 ratings)
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX

Dr. Ghyasuddin Syed works as an anesthesiologist and pain specialist. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Syed include knee problems, minor surgery, and polymyositis. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and CHI St. Luke's Health - Patients Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Syed is a graduate of Dow Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , Rheumatoid Arthritis

All Interests: Substance Abuse, Sleep Disorders, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Scoliosis, Erectile D ... (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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