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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 is a general internist. Dr. Goodman's clinical interests include general care. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Goodman's office for an appointment.

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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 is a Fountain Valley, CA physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. In addition to English, he speaks Polish. His areas of expertise include osteoporosis and arthritis. Dr. Ryba is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Ryba's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Community Care Network (CCN), as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Panahi include osteoporosis and arthritis. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended Emory University School of Medicine and Tehran University of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. 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 medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. 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. 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). His 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, Dr. Bhatia 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)

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

Dr. Bret Batchelor's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Kaiser Permanente are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Batchelor accepts. Dr. Batchelor attended 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 and subsequently trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for residency. Dr. Batchelor is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally 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)

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. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khan include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and spinal cord injuries. Dr. Khan accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Khan's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to English, Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks Urdu, French, and Hindi. Dr. Khan's 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. Ying Chi, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
11190 Warner Avenue; Suite 307
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Ying Chi is a physician who specializes in hand surgery, spine surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chi include cysts, hand problems, and neurosurgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chi accepts. She graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Henry Ford Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Chi (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Persian, and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. Chi is open to new patients.

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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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Fresno, CA, Fountain Valley, CA, and Anaheim, CA. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Blanks include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and knee surgery. Dr. Blanks honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Blanks speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Placentia-Linda Hospital. He 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 is a spine surgeon and orthopedist. Dr. Farjoodi has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include pain, cancer, and osteoporosis. He is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Dr. Farjoodi is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. His practice is open to new patients. 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 and Persian.

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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 practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Fountain Valley, CA. Before completing his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Stein attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Stein's clinical interests: knee problems, shoulder surgery, and arthroscopic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Stein average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Stein (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. He 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, 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. Dr. So is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and a graduate of Henry Ford Hospital's residency program. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 Frederick Cook Jr., MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1441 Avocado Avenue; Suite 802
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. John Cook's medical specialty is hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Cook attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Cook (or staff) is conversant in 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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Vaishnav's areas of expertise consist of ACL reconstruction, knee replacement, and rotator cuff surgery. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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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's areas of specialization are hand surgery, spine surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, scoliosis, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Mudiyam is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. After attending Bangalore University and Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute for medical school, he completed his residency training at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center and Buffalo General Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Mudiyam (or staff) speaks 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 is a Fountain Valley, CA physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Marans include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and knee surgery. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Marans's 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. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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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 is a specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. Patient reviews placed Dr. Caillouette at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Caillouette accepts several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Dr. Caillouette welcomes 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.