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We found 5 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Aetna Student Health Program near Burlingame, CA.

Dr. Spencer T Lowe, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 3rd Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Spencer Lowe is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lowe include osteoporosis and psoriatic arthritis. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lowe takes. He is open to new patients. Dr. Lowe is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and a graduate of Kaiser Permanente's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Rheumatic Diseases

Dr. Ernesto Zatarain Rios, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 3rd Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Ernesto Zatarain-Rios works as an adult rheumatologist in Burlingame, CA. In his practice, Dr. Zatarain-Rios focuses on rheumatic diseases. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Zatarain-Rios accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Chihuahua Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford Hospital & Clinics' residency program. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Zatarain-Rios is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, gout

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis, Sjogren's Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Nasario Abeyta, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1501 Trousdale Drive #115; Burlingame Center, Department of Orthopedics
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Paul Abeyta works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Burlingame, CA. Dr. Abeyta is especially interested in arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, Dr. Abeyta speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Elbow Arthroscopy, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jaret Michael Butler, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 1st Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Jaret Butler's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Butler is 4.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in hand surgery procedures and musculoskeletal surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Butler honors. He studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Butler's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Butler's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Radial Head Replacement, Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard L Florio, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 1st Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Richard Florio is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He graduated from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. Dr. Florio trained at National Naval Medical Center for his residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Florio include musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Florio's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, arthritis, shoulder arthritis

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Ankle Fracture, Wrist Surgery, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Pain, ... (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.