We found 5 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Humana Platinum HMO near New London, WI.

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Dr. Donn D Fuhrmann, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1405 Mill Street
New London, WI
 

Dr. Donn Fuhrmann specializes in family medicine and practices in New London, WI. These areas are among Dr. Fuhrmann's clinical interests: menopause, menstrual disorders, and cryotherapy. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school and subsequently trained at Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center, Milwaukee for residency. Dr. Fuhrmann is affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Dr. Timothy J Houlihan, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1405 Mill Street
New London, WI
 

Dr. Timothy Houlihan's specialty is family medicine. He studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Houlihan trained at Fox Valley Family Medicine Residency Program for residency. His clinical interests include bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), colposcopy, and menopause. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Houlihan honors. He is affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Dr. Richard L Canlas, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
1405 Mill Street
New London, WI
 

Dr. Richard Canlas is a physician who specializes in family medicine and sports medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: frozen shoulder, stress fractures, and exercise. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Canlas's education and training includes medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and residency at Synergy Medical Education Alliance. Dr. Canlas is affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Dr. Joseph R Lamb, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1405 Mill Street
New London, WI
 

Dr. Joseph Lamb works as a family medicine physician. He studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Lamb's areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, menopause, and menstrual disorders. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lamb honors. He is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Dr. Brett D Young, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1405 Mill Street
New London, WI
 

Dr. Brett Young's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Young include musculoskeletal problems. He is affiliated with ThedaCare. He is in-network for Network Health, Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and more. Dr. Young has an open panel. His education and training includes medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin and residency at JPS Health Network.

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