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's specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Ananth attended Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science for residency. She is especially interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Ananth (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Kannada, and Tamil. Dr. Ananth's hospital/clinic affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). She has an open panel.

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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 medical specialty is adult rheumatology. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Mandel is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center.

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

Dr. Wesley Mizutani is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Mizutani graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC).

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

Dr. A. Majlessi is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. After completing medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Dr. Majlessi performed her residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. She takes AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. She speaks Persian. She is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). She has an open panel.

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

Dr. Christine Thai is a Huntington Beach, CA physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Thai at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). She is an in-network provider for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time. She studied medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Thai completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Thai (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Vietnamese.

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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. Dr. Ryba is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ryba include osteoporosis and arthritis. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Community Care Network (CCN). His education and training includes medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Ryba speaks Polish.

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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's specialty is pediatric rheumatology. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Shulman speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Kathy Karamlou is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. In addition to English, she speaks Persian. Dr. Karamlou is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. She attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Karamlou's medical residency was performed at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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

Dr. James Gitlin is an adult rheumatology specialist in Huntington Beach, CA. Dr. Gitlin studied medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Gitlin average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gitlin is conversant in Spanish.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
11180 Warner Avenue; #157
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Gharoon Panahi is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He works in Fountain Valley, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Panahi include osteoporosis and arthritis. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Emory University School of Medicine and Tehran University of Medical Sciences and 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 is a specialist in adult rheumatology. She attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Anthony Bohan specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Newport Beach, CA. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bohan takes Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Eric Panahi, who practices in Fountain Valley, CA, is a medical specialist in rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases). He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Panahi graduated from 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.