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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's specialty is general internal medicine. His clinical interests encompass general care. Dr. Goodman is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to 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 practices adult rheumatology. After completing medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His areas of expertise include the following: osteoporosis and arthritis. The average patient rating for Dr. Ryba is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Community Care Network (CCN). Dr. Ryba 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 is a specialist in adult rheumatology. His areas of clinical interest consist of osteoporosis and arthritis. Dr. Panahi is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine and Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Panahi trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Panahi (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Persian.

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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's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Costa Mesa, CA, Orange, CA, and Irvine, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Bhatia speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Bhatia is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Bhatia include: Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association; Southern California Super Doctors; and American Orthopaedic Association - Japanese Orthopaedic Association Exchange Traveling Fellow.

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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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Batchelor include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. He is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Batchelor is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Kaiser Permanente, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (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 specializes in hand surgery, spine surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Fountain Valley, CA. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Khan's areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and spinal cord injuries. He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khan honors. Dr. Khan has an open panel. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks Urdu, French, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Ying Chi, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
11190 Warner Avenue; Suite 307
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Ying Chi specializes in hand surgery, spine surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Fountain Valley, CA and Irvine, CA. Dr. Chi (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Persian, and Hindi. Dr. Chi's areas of expertise include cysts, hand problems, and neurosurgery. Her professional affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine and residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chi accepts. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Cysts, Wrist Problems, Ultrasound, Reconstructive Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Neuropathy, ... (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' specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Fresno, CA, Fountain Valley, CA, and Anaheim, CA. He speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Blanks include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and knee surgery. He is affiliated with Placentia-Linda Hospital. Dr. Blanks graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then he performed his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Blanks is accepting 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. Payam Farjoodi, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
11160 Warner Avenue; #311
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Payam Farjoodi practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Farjoodi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Farjoodi include pain, cancer, and osteoporosis. He is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Farjoodi is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice 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 is a hand surgeon and orthopedist in Fountain Valley, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Stein include knee problems, shoulder surgery, and arthroscopic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stein honors. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for residency. Dr. Stein (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Stein is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He is open to new patients.

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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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. So accepts. Before completing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. So attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine.

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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 Frederick Cook Jr., MD
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 is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Cook attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Cook has received the distinction of 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)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
11190 Warner Avenue; Suite 300
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Suketu Vaishnav's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Vaishnav is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and a graduate of Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center's residency program. His clinical interests include ACL reconstruction, knee replacement, and rotator cuff surgery. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. He has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Vail Valley Medical Center, Cedars-Sinai, and Keck Hospital of USC.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

All Interests: Pain, Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Replacement, Knee Problems, Surgical Procedures, ... (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 specializes in hand surgery, spine surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include knee problems, scoliosis, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Mudiyam is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Mudiyam is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He studied medicine at Bangalore University and Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. His training includes residency programs at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center and Buffalo General Hospital. Dr. Mudiyam (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu, Spanish, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Hip Problems, Scoliosis, Shoulder Surgery, ... (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' specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Fountain Valley, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Marans's clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and knee surgery. He is 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. Patient ratings for Dr. Marans average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. James Caillouette practices adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery in Newport Beach, CA. After attending the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Caillouette is especially interested in knee problems, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Caillouette takes AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He 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.