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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 works as an internist and geriatrician in La Mesa, CA. He attended St. George's University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shahbaz include abuse, depression, and physical disabilities. Patient ratings for Dr. Shahbaz average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. In addition to English, Dr. Shahbaz speaks Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Larry Marshall's specialty is family medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Marshall's clinical interests include cryotherapy, depression, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Marshall is open to new patients. He graduated from Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Marshall is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Depression, 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 works as an internist and geriatrician. Dr. Reitman's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in preventive care, arthritis, and headache. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Reitman attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Reitman's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Headache, Preventive Care, Arthritis

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. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include preventive care, eating disorders, and arthritis. Dr. Marco is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Marco studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Marco speaks Spanish.

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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 practices family medicine in San Diego, CA. Dr. Shamani is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. These areas are among her clinical interests: warts, menopause, and cryotherapy. She is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Shamani accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She is open to new patients. She is a graduate of Tehran University of Medical Sciences. She trained at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield for residency. She speaks Persian.

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

Dr. Muhammad Azam's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Azam (or staff) speaks Urdu. Dr. Azam's clinical interests include cryotherapy, depression, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. After attending the University of London for medical school, he completed his residency training at Lutheran Medical Center and St. Mary's Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Azam average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Azam is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Azam welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Roy Springer specializes in family medicine and practices in San Diego, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, menopause, and cryotherapy. Dr. Springer has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Springer graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Springer 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 is a specialist in adult rheumatology. She works in La Mesa, CA and Chula Vista, CA. She is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and a graduate of Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego's residency program. These areas are among Dr. Kotha's clinical interests: psoriatic arthritis, lupus, and psoriasis. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kotha accepts. Dr. Kotha (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu, Spanish, and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kotha's office for an appointment.

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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 an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Myer include arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and hip surgery. Dr. Myer's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Myer obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia and Montefiore Medical Center.

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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
 

On average, patients gave Dr. Robert Foster a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Foster's clinical interests include diabetes, depression, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. 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 is conversant in Italian.

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

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

Dr. Brij Gupta (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Punjabi. Clinical interests for Dr. Gupta include warts, cryotherapy, and liver disease. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is a graduate of Christian Medical College, Ludhiana and a graduate of Coney Island Hospital's residency program. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Gupta's practice is open to 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. Steven R Allsing, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5565 Grossmont Center Drive; Suite 154
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Steven Allsing practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in La Mesa, CA. Dr. Allsing studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Maricopa Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Allsing include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Allsing is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Allsing is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

These areas are among Dr. Venu Prabaker's clinical interests: warts, menopause, and cryotherapy. Dr. Prabaker is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He attended medical school at Madras Medical College. He trained at Lutheran Medical Center, Government Medical College, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Prabaker has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Warts, Cryosurgery, Depression, Sports Health, Neck Pain, Eating Disorders, Chronic Fatigue ... (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 works as an orthopedic surgeon in La Mesa, CA and El Cajon, CA. Before completing his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dr. Levy attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: post-polio syndrome (PPS), arthroscopic surgery, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Patients gave Dr. Levy an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Levy welcomes new patients.

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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 in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and a graduate of Scripps Clinic's residency program. Dr. Spiering is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He 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.