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

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

Dr. Majid Shahbaz practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in La Mesa, CA. He speaks Persian. These areas are among his clinical interests: abuse, depression, and physical disabilities. Dr. Shahbaz is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Shahbaz obtained his medical school training at St. George's University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Shahbaz's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Larry Marshall's specialty is family medicine. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among Dr. Marshall's clinical interests: depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and physical disabilities. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Marshall is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Stephen Reitman is an internist and geriatrician. His areas of expertise consist of preventive care, arthritis, and headache. Patients gave Dr. Reitman an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Reitman is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Reitman's office for an appointment.

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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 sees patients in El Cajon, CA. His medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Azam (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. Clinical interests for Dr. Azam include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and physical disabilities. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is a graduate of the University of London. Dr. Azam's residency was performed at Lutheran Medical Center and St. Mary's Hospital. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Corey Marco specializes in legal medicine and family medicine and practices in El Cajon, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include preventive care, eating disorders, and arthritis. Dr. Marco is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Marco honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He welcomes new patients.

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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 specializes in family medicine. Her areas of expertise include warts, menopause, and psoriasis. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Shamani takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shamani attended Tehran University of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield for residency. In addition to English, she speaks Persian. She is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Cryosurgery, 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. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, menopause, and psoriasis. Dr. Springer has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Springer takes. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Springer has a closed panel.

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

Dr. Roshan Kotha is an adult rheumatologist in La Mesa, CA and Chula Vista, CA. These areas are among her clinical interests: psoriatic arthritis, lupus, and psoriasis. Dr. Kotha takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Kotha completed her residency training at Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego. Dr. Kotha (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu, Spanish, and Hindi. She is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She has an open panel.

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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. 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 professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and a graduate of VA Wadsworth Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Foster's average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Jonathan Myer sees patients in San Diego, CA. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Myer include arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and hip surgery. Dr. Myer is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia and Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Myer's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. 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. Brij Gupta, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
10158 Buena Vista Avenue
Santee, CA
 

Dr. Brij Gupta attended medical school at Christian Medical College, Ludhiana. He trained at Coney Island Hospital for his residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Gupta include warts, liver disease, and psoriasis. Dr. Gupta is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hindi and Punjabi. Dr. Gupta is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Warts, Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Cryosurgery, Eczema, Eating Disorders, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ... (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 an orthopedic surgeon in La Mesa, CA. On average, patients gave Dr. Allsing a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, Dr. Allsing performed his residency at Maricopa Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, MAKOplasty, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, Arthroplasty, Carpal Tunnel ... (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's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Levy is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: post-polio syndrome (PPS), arthroscopic surgery, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Levy is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He completed his residency training 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. Venu Prabaker, MD
Specializes in Other, Internal Medicine
7339 El Cajon Boulevard; Suite I
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Venu Prabaker attended Madras Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Lutheran Medical Center, Government Medical College, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Prabaker include warts, menopause, and psoriasis. The average patient rating for Dr. Prabaker is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Prabaker's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Robin Spiering is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and a graduate of Scripps Clinic's residency program. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, menopause, and depression. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Spiering is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Spiering 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.
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