We found 6 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Silver 04/100 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 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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Dr. Linda C Porter-Tucci, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8520 W. Broadway Street; Suite 200
Pearland, 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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Dr. David Anthony Crumbie Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
11914 Astoria Boulevard; Suite 670
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Crumbie's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Crumbie attended East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , hand arthritis

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

Dr. Todd Siff sees patients in Houston, TX and Pearland, TX. His medical specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal pain. Dr. Siff is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Siff has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Evan Collins' specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Collins include arthroscopic surgery, minor surgery, and adolescent issues. Dr. Collins is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He 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. Collins welcomes new patients. He graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Collins has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. Roy Bascom Smith, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8520 W. Broadway Street; Suite 100
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Roy Smith specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Houston, TX and Pearland, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Smith average 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Smith is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Smith attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Smith is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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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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