We found 20 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 sees patients in Newport Beach, CA and Santa Cruz, CA. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Goodman include general care. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goodman accepts. Dr. Goodman studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Goodman completed a residency program at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Goodman is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. James Ryba's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Ryba include osteoporosis and arthritis. Dr. Ryba honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, Community Care Network (CCN), and more. Dr. Ryba attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Polish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Arthritis

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
11180 Warner Avenue; Suite 157
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Gharoon Panahi's specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Panahi (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Persian. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Panahi include osteoporosis and arthritis. After completing medical school at Emory University School of Medicine and Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Dr. Panahi performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He takes Aetna EPO, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Arthritis

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

Dr. Nitin Bhatia sees patients in Costa Mesa, CA, Orange, CA, and Irvine, CA. His medical specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. 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). The average patient rating for Dr. Bhatia is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bhatia accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. 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. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally 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)

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

Dr. Bret Batchelor works as an orthopedist in Fountain Valley, CA. Dr. Batchelor's areas of expertise include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. He is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Kaiser Permanente. He is open to new patients. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school, Dr. Batchelor completed his residency training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Richard Blanks sees patients in Fresno, CA, Fountain Valley, CA, and Anaheim, CA. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts, Dr. Blanks attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Blanks's areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and knee surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Blanks speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Placentia-Linda Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, Arthritis, Hip ... (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 practices hand surgery, spine surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Fountain Valley, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and spinal cord injuries. The average patient rating for Dr. Khan is 2.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Khan attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, French, and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Payam Farjoodi, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
11160 Warner Avenue; #311
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Payam Farjoodi works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Fountain Valley, CA. Dr. Farjoodi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian. His areas of expertise include pain, cancer, and osteoporosis. Dr. Farjoodi is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Dr. Farjoodi studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Farjoodi takes. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Daniel Stein's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Fountain Valley, CA. On average, patients gave Dr. Stein a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Stein include knee problems, shoulder surgery, and arthroscopic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Dr. Stein is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Stein (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Shoulder Surgery, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Hyunho So, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1640 Newport Boulevard; Suite 230
Costa Mesa, CA
 

Dr. David So's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. So is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis

All Interests: Knee Arthroscopy, Revision Knee Arthroplasty, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hip Fracture, Infections, ... (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 practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Fountain Valley, CA. His clinical interests include knee problems, hip replacement, and knee replacement. Dr. Kelly's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. TriWest, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kelly honors. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and a graduate of Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Kelly (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Kelly is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Shoulder Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, Sports Injuries, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Hip ... (Read more)

Dr. Ram Mudiyam, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
11190 Warner Avenue; Suite 310
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Ram Mudiyam's areas of specialization are hand surgery, spine surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Fountain Valley, CA. He is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Mudiyam's clinical interests: knee problems, scoliosis, and arthroscopic surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He studied medicine at Bangalore University and Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. For his residency, Dr. Mudiyam trained at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center and Buffalo General Hospital. Dr. Mudiyam (or staff) is conversant in Telugu, Spanish, and Hindi. He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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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 in Fountain Valley, CA. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and knee surgery. Dr. Marans is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. Dr. Marans's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Marans accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Hip Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1441 Avocado Avenue; Suite 802
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. John Cook's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Newport Beach, CA and Irwindale, CA. He graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cook accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Cook has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Cook (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Arthroscopic Surgery, Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Tumor, Wrist Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Andrew Hsu's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is especially interested in foot problems, musculoskeletal problems, and ankle problems. He is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center. Dr. Hsu is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After completing medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine, Dr. Hsu performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. James Thompson Caillouette, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
22 Corporate Plaza Drive
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. James Caillouette specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and practices in Newport Beach, CA. His areas of expertise include knee problems, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. He is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Dr. Caillouette obtained his medical school training at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Patient ratings for Dr. Caillouette average 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Caillouette has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Caillouette's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty

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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.