We found 4 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Health Net Healthy Heart HMO near Dublin, CA.

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Dr. Frank Lin, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4050 Dublin Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Frank Lin's specialty is family medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include general care. Patient ratings for Dr. Lin average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Lin is conversant in Mandarin and Taiwanese. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Lin has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Contraception, Bone Problems, Migraine, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Su, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4000 Dublin Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Robert Su's specialty is adult rheumatology. In his practice, Dr. Su focuses on rheumatic diseases. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Su attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. He speaks Mandarin.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Gout, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis, Sjogren's ... (Read more)

Dr. David J Fischer, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4000 Dublin Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. David Fischer practices adult rheumatology in Palo Alto, CA, Dublin, CA, and Fremont, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Fischer is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Fischer include asthma, food allergy, and rheumatic diseases. Dr. Fischer honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Fischer performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, gout

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Food Allergy, Gout, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Steven J Bartis
Specializes in Podiatry
4000 Dublin Boulevard; 3rd Floor, Suite #320
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Steven Bartis' area of specialization is podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bartis trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Bartis speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Warts, Sports Health, Athlete's Foot, Foot Surgery, Plantar Warts, Ingrown Nails, Neuropathy, ... (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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