We found 15 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Care1st near El Cajon, CA.

Dr. Larry J Marshall, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
12517 Lakeshore Drive
Lakeside, CA
 

Dr. Larry Marshall's medical specialty is family medicine. He attended medical school at Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Marshall's areas of expertise include the following: cryotherapy, depression, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Marshall is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Depression, Headache, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic Pain Management, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Majid Shahbaz, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
8851 Center Drive; Suite 408
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Majid Shahbaz sees patients in La Mesa, CA. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Shahbaz attended St. George's University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Shahbaz include abuse, depression, and physical disabilities. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is conversant in Persian. Dr. Shahbaz is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Shahbaz is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Sports Health, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Tuberculosis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Lee Reitman, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
5111 Garfield Street; Suite A
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Reitman's medical specialty is general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Patient ratings for Dr. Reitman average 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of preventive care, arthritis, and headache. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Reitman is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Headache, Preventive Care, Arthritis

Dr. Muhammad Anwarul Azam, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1679 E. Main Street; Suite 206
El Cajon, CA
 

Dr. Muhammad Azam works as a family practice physician. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Azam's areas of expertise include the following: cryotherapy, depression, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Azam is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at the University of London. For his residency, Dr. Azam trained at Lutheran Medical Center and St. Mary's Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Azam (or staff) speaks Urdu.

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All Interests: Cryosurgery, Depression, Headache, Preventive Care, Back Problems, Immigration Issues, Physical ... (Read more)

Dr. Corey Hale Marco, MD
Specializes in Legal Medicine, Family Medicine
280 Avocado Avenue
El Cajon, CA
 

Dr. Corey Marco practices legal medicine and family medicine. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His areas of clinical interest consist of preventive care, eating disorders, and arthritis. Dr. Marco's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Marco is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Eating Disorders, Preventive Care, Weight Management, Arthritis, Smoking Cessation

Dr. Azam Shamani, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
5555 Reservoir Drive; Suite 312
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Azam Shamani is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Her education and training includes medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences and residency at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shamani include warts, menopause, and cryotherapy. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. In addition to English, she speaks Persian. Dr. Shamani is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Warts, Cryosurgery, Depression, Sports Health, Eczema, Men's Health Issues, Sleep Disorders, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Roy Cass Springer, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
6280 Jackson Drive; Suite 8
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Roy Springer sees patients in San Diego, CA. His medical specialty is family medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Springer is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include warts, menopause, and cryotherapy. Dr. Springer accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Springer speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Warts, Cryosurgery, Depression, Sports Health, Eczema, Sleep Disorders, Eating Disorders, Chronic ... (Read more)

Dr. Roshan Kotha, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
8860 Center Drive; Suite 400
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Roshan Kotha's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. She attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego. These areas are among her clinical interests: psoriatic arthritis, lupus, and psoriasis. Dr. Kotha accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kotha (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu, Spanish, and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Kotha is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Psoriasis, Dermatomyositis, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan J Myer, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6719 Alvarado Road; Suite 200
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Myer is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in San Diego, CA. Dr. Myer's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and hip surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia and Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Myer takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Knee Ligament Injuries, ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Knee Pain, Bursitis, Tendon ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert W Foster, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
5565 Grossmont Center Drive; Suite 1-105
La Mesa, CA
 

In addition to English, Dr. Robert Foster speaks Italian. These areas are among Dr. Foster's clinical interests: diabetes, depression, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. After completing medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, he performed his residency at VA Wadsworth Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Foster average 2.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven R Allsing, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5565 Grossmont Center Drive; Suite 154
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Steven Allsing is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Allsing is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Allsing has an open panel. Before completing his residency at Maricopa Medical Center, Dr. Allsing attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, MAKOplasty, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, Arthroplasty, Carpal Tunnel ... (Read more)

Dr. Brij Gupta, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
10158 Buena Vista Avenue
Santee, CA
 

Clinical interests for Dr. Brij Gupta include warts, cryotherapy, and liver disease. Dr. Gupta is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Coney Island Hospital, Dr. Gupta attended Christian Medical College, Ludhiana for medical school. Dr. Gupta (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Punjabi. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Warts, Alcohol Abuse, Cryosurgery, Depression, Eczema, Eating Disorders, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Louis Joseph Levy Jr., MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
300 S. Pierce Street; Suite 202
El Cajon, CA
 

Dr. Louis Levy is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Levy include post-polio syndrome (PPS), arthroscopic surgery, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Levy is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Levy is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Parkland Health & Hospital System.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Post-Polio Syndrome, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Bursitis, Partial Knee Replacement, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robin Frank Spiering, MD
Specializes in Other, Internal Medicine
278 Avocado Avenue
El Cajon, CA
 

Dr. Robin Spiering's clinical interests include warts, menopause, and cryotherapy. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Spiering trained at Scripps Clinic. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Spiering welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Warts, Cryosurgery, Depression, Eczema, Neck Pain, Eating Disorders, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Venu Prabaker, MD
Specializes in Other, Internal Medicine
7339 El Cajon Boulevard; Suite I
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Venu Prabaker has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Prabaker include warts, menopause, and cryotherapy. Dr. Prabaker is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. He attended medical school at Madras Medical College. His training includes residency programs at Lutheran Medical Center, Government Medical College, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Dr. Prabaker is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. His practice is open to new patients.

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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.