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We found 13 rheumatologists near Huntington Beach, CA.

Dr. Lalitha Ananth, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
11100 Warner Avenue; Suite #304
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Lalitha Ananth works as an adult rheumatologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Ananth include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Her average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ananth accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Ananth attended Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete her residency at Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. She has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Ananth (or staff) speaks Spanish, Kannada, and Tamil. Dr. Ananth is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Dr. Dan Aviel Mandel, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
496 Old Newport Boulevard; Suite 7
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Dan Mandel's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Dr. Mandel is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine.

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Dr. Azadeh Lisa Majlessi, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
19582 Beach Boulevard; Suite 320
Huntington Bch, CA
 

Dr. A. Majlessi works as an adult rheumatologist. She is conversant in Persian. She is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Dr. Majlessi graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Dr. Majlessi's medical residency was performed at Loma Linda University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Majlessi accepts. She welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Christine T Thai, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
19582 Beach Boulevard; #320
Huntington Bch, CA
 

Dr. Christine Thai is an adult rheumatology specialist in Huntington Beach, CA. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Thai is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). She honors AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients. She is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Thai's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. In addition to English, Dr. Thai (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese.

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Dr. Wesley Tyra Mizutani, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
19066 Magnolia Street
Huntington Beach, CA
 

Dr. Wesley Mizutani specializes in adult rheumatology. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Mizutani completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Mizutani is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
355 Placentia Avenue; Suite 208
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Kathy Karamlou sees patients in Newport Beach, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Her medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before completing her residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Karamlou attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Karamlou is conversant in Persian. She is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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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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Clinical interests: Osteoporosis, Arthritis

Dr. Andrew Ira Shulman, MD, PhD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
500 Superior Avenue; Suite 140
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Shulman is a physician who specializes in pediatric rheumatology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Shulman is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shulman takes.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
17822 Beach Boulevard; Suite 300
Huntington Beach, CA
 

Dr. James Gitlin is an adult rheumatology specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Gitlin average 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Gitlin attended medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Gitlin speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
11180 Warner Avenue; #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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Clinical interests: Osteoporosis, Arthritis

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
510 Superior Avenue; Suite 200b
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Sheetal Gavankar's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. She honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Toledo College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
320 Superior Avenue; #340
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Anthony Bohan is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bohan honors Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
11180 Warner Avenue; Suite 157
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Eric Panahi's specialty is rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases). He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School.

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What is Rheumatology?

Rheumatology is the medical specialty that is concerned with arthritis and other diseases of inflammation. Inflammation can occur anywhere in the body, but it is most common in the joints and connective tissues. Arthritis, which occurs in the joints, is also a very common condition, so rheumatology is strongly associated with joint care. But rheumatology is about more that just arthritis. Other conditions that a rheumatologist might treat include:
  • Lupus, a chronic inflammatory disease
  • Ankylosing spondylitis, inflammation at the base of the spine
  • Sjogren’s syndrome, an autoimmune disorder that stops production of tears and saliva
  • Fibromyalgia, a disorder causing widespread, chronic pain and fatigue

Pediatric rheumatologists are doctors that specialize in treating inflammatory diseases in children. Rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and other inflammatory diseases can begin even in childhood, and can cause a unique set of problems for active and growing children.

Rheumatologists use patient symptoms as well as lab tests and imaging tests such as MRIs to diagnose disease. Treatment varies widely depending on the diagnosis, but it may include physiotherapy (to improve motion, ability, and function) or medications. Commonly prescribed medications include anti-inflammatories such as NSAIDS (e.g. Tylenol, Ibuprofen) and steroids, or immune system suppressants such as methotrexate and TNF inhibitor medications (e.g. Enbrel, Humira). The goal is always to increase the patient’s ability to move without pain and to reduce the need for future treatment.