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 specializes in general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Goodman include general care. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Goodman trained at Henry Ford Hospital. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. James Ryba is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He works in Fountain Valley, CA. 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. Dr. Ryba has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Community Care Network (CCN). Dr. Ryba is conversant in Polish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Arthritis

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

Dr. Gharoon Panahi is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. These areas are among his clinical interests: osteoporosis and arthritis. He accepts Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Panahi obtained his medical school training at Emory University School of Medicine and Tehran University of Medical Sciences and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Panahi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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, who practices in Costa Mesa, CA, Orange, CA, and Irvine, CA, is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center. Dr. Bhatia's education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Bhatia's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He 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)

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 and Fountain Valley, CA. His education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and knee surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Blanks is 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Blanks accepts. Dr. Blanks is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Placentia-Linda Hospital. Dr. Blanks welcomes 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)

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

Dr. Bret Batchelor is a Fountain Valley, CA physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Batchelor's clinical interests: hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Kaiser Permanente are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Batchelor accepts. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Batchelor is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
11160 Warner Avenue; #311
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Zafar Khan is a Fountain Valley, CA physician who specializes in hand surgery, spine surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, French, and Hindi. Clinical interests for Dr. Khan include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and spinal cord injuries. He is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). His education and training includes medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Patients gave Dr. Khan an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 sees patients in Fountain Valley, CA. His medical specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Farjoodi's areas of expertise include the following: pain, cancer, and osteoporosis. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Farjoodi completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Farjoodi (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. Dr. Farjoodi is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Stein's clinical interests: knee problems, shoulder surgery, and arthroscopic surgery. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stein takes. Dr. Stein (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Dr. Stein 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's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. So takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is 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 works as a hand surgeon and orthopedist in Fountain Valley, CA. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Kelly include knee problems, hip replacement, and knee replacement. He accepts TriWest, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Kelly (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. 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: Shoulder Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, Sports Injuries, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Hip ... (Read more)

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
11190 Warner Avenue; Suite 310
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Ram Mudiyam's specialties are hand surgery, spine surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include knee problems, scoliosis, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Mudiyam takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. Dr. Mudiyam is a graduate of Bangalore University and Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. His medical residency was performed at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center and Buffalo General Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Mudiyam (or staff) speaks Telugu, Spanish, and Hindi. He is professionally 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)

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

Dr. Howard Marans' areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Fountain Valley, CA. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and knee surgery. Dr. Marans is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Marans honors Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He attended the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. John Cook's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Cook has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Cook (or staff) speaks the following 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 medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hsu trained at Rush University Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: foot problems, musculoskeletal problems, and ankle problems. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hsu is affiliated with UC Irvine 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's medical specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Caillouette's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. Patient ratings for Dr. Caillouette average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Caillouette's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Dr. Caillouette 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.
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