We found 23 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Blue Shield PPO near Costa Mesa, CA.

Dr. Gilbert Goodman, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
400 Newport Center Drive; Suite 608
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Gilbert Goodman is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Goodman include general care. Dr. Goodman is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Goodman is open to new patients. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Low Testosterone, Men's Health Issues, Sleep Disorders, Bone Diseases, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Young Kim, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
1 Medical Plaza Drive
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Brian Kim is a family practice physician and sports medicine specialist. He is affiliated with UC Irvine Health. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kim's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received professional recognition including the following: Resident Scholarship Award - American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM). Dr. Kim speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Injections, Ultrasound, Stress Management, Injuries, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
11100 Warner Avenue; #250
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. James Ryba is a specialist in adult rheumatology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in osteoporosis and arthritis. Dr. Ryba accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Ryba attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Ryba is conversant in Polish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Arthritis

Dr. William C McMaster, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1640 Newport Boulevard; Suite 230
Costa Mesa, CA
 

Dr. William McMaster is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Orange, CA, Mission Viejo, CA, and Costa Mesa, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and arthritis. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. McMaster is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at the University of Chicago Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. McMaster speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center, VA Long Beach Healthcare System, and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. McMaster welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Nitin N. Narain Bhatia, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1640 Newport Boulevard; Suite 230
Costa Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Nitin Bhatia works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist in Costa Mesa, CA, Orange, CA, and Irvine, CA. Dr. Bhatia's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Bhatia's distinctions include: Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association; Southern California Super Doctors; and American Orthopaedic Association - Japanese Orthopaedic Association Exchange Traveling Fellow. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Pain, Tumor, Complex Spine Surgery, Bone Problems, Fractures, Lumbar Spine Problems, Lower Back ... (Read more)

Dr. Trong B Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
18111 Brookhurst Avenue; Suite 5800
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Trong Nguyen's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Fountain Valley, CA. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Nguyen's clinical interests: hip replacement, knee replacement, and arthroscopic surgery. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Nguyen's professional affiliations include Greater Newport Physicians (GNP) and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Open Reduction and Internal Fixation for Wrist Fracture, Sports Health, Knee Pain, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Howard J Marans, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
11190 Warner Avenue; Suite 306
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Howard Marans works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Marans include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and knee surgery. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. In addition to English, Dr. Marans speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Payam Farjoodi, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
11160 Warner Avenue; Suite 315
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Payam Farjoodi, who practices in Fountain Valley, CA, is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include pain, cancer, and osteoporosis. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Farjoodi is an in-network provider for AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Farjoodi (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Vietnamese, and Persian. He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Pain, Tumor, Osteoporosis, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Neck Problems, Arthritis, Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Christopher Allison, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Surgical Oncology
18111 Brookhurst Street; Suite 5800
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Allison practices orthopedic trauma, adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) in Los Angeles, CA and Fountain Valley, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Allison include hip replacement, knee replacement, and bone tumor. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Allison's professional affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), and Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Metabolic Bone Diseases, Tumor, Pelvic Fracture, Hip Fracture, Revision Hip Arthroplasty, Sarcoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Patrick Kelly, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
11190 Warner Avenue; Suite 300
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. John Kelly's medical specialty is hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Kelly (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. Clinical interests for Dr. Kelly include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. Dr. Kelly's professional affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Before performing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Kelly attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Kelly is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kelly is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kelly is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
11160 Warner Avenue; Suite 311
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Bret Batchelor's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Batchelor honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Kaiser Permanente, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Batchelor is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Terah Stein, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
11160 Warner Avenue; #311
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Stein is a hand surgeon and orthopedist. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stein include knee problems, shoulder surgery, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Stein's professional affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Dr. Stein is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Stein trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Stein (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Hip Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, Carpal Tunnel ... (Read more)

Dr. Zafar Saleem Khan, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
11160 Warner Avenue; #311
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Zafar Khan's areas of specialization are hand surgery, spine surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After attending the University of Maryland School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khan include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and spinal cord injuries. Dr. Khan's patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khan accepts. In addition to English, Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks Urdu, French, and Hindi. Dr. Khan's professional affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Spinal Pain, Shoulder Surgery, Fractures, Back Problems, Lower Back Problems, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard H Blanks, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
11190 Warner Avenue; Suite 300
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Richard Blanks is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Fresno, CA and Fountain Valley, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and knee surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Blanks accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Blanks studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Blanks trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. He is conversant in Spanish. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Andrew Ray Hsu, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1640 Newport Boulevard; Suite 230
Costa Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Hsu works as an orthopedist. He is especially interested in foot problems, musculoskeletal problems, and ankle problems. He is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center. Dr. Hsu accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Ankle Problems, Arthritis, Sports ... (Read more)

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
22 Corporate Plaza Drive
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Ram Mudiyam, who practices in Newport Beach, CA and Fountain Valley, CA, is a medical specialist in hand surgery, spine surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Mudiyam's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, scoliosis, and arthroscopic surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended Bangalore University and Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute for medical school and subsequently trained at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center and Buffalo General Hospital for residency. Dr. Mudiyam (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu, Spanish, and Hindi. He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Hip Problems, Scoliosis, Shoulder Surgery, ... (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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