We found 6 providers with an interest in arthritis near Pearland, TX.

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Dr. Martha Frances Gerteisen, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
8520 W. Broadway Street; Suite 200
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Martha Gerteisen's specialties are general internal medicine and general pediatrics. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gerteisen include sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and heart problems. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gerteisen attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. She is 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. Linda C Porter-Tucci, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8520 W. Broadway Street; Suite 200
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Linda Porter-Tucci practices family medicine. She studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. She trained at Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program, Sugar Land for her residency. Dr. Porter-Tucci's areas of expertise include diabetes, primary care, and geriatric health. Dr. Porter-Tucci's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. David Anthony Crumbie Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
11914 Astoria Boulevard; Suite 670
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Crumbie works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Pearland, TX and Houston, TX. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine. Dr. Crumbie trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , hand arthritis

All Interests: Total Elbow Replacement, Heel Surgery, Kyphoplasty, Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Bone Spurs, Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Todd Elliott Siff, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8520 W. Broadway Street; Suite 100
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Todd Siff works as a hand surgeon and orthopedist in Houston, TX and Pearland, TX. Dr. Siff is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Siff include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal pain. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Siff attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Siff has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Siff welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Evan D Collins, MBA, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8520 W. Broadway Street; Suite 100
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Evan Collins practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Pearland, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, minor surgery, and adolescent issues. Patient ratings for Dr. Collins average 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Collins honors. He graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Collins has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Andy S Chan, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
8325 Broadway Street; #202-93
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Andy Chan's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, guillain-barre syndrome, and aneurysm. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Chan graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. He accepts HealthSmart, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Brain AVM, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Complex ... (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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