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We found 27 rheumatologists who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near La Jolla, CA.

Dr. Brian Cornell Anderson, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3350 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Brian Anderson is a specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Anderson (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino, Spanish, and Japanese. These areas are among his clinical interests: osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and bursitis. Dr. Anderson's hospital/clinic affiliations include VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) and Sharp Rees-Stealy. He attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Naval Medical Center San Diego for residency. Patients rated Dr. Anderson highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Anderson accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Anderson's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Myositis, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing ... (Read more)

Dr. Alexander R Shikhman, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
10666 N Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Alexander Shikhman's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. He speaks Russian. In his practice, he is particularly interested in general care and rheumatic diseases. Dr. Shikhman is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Shikhman is a graduate of Second Moscow State Medical Institute. His medical residency was performed at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shikhman takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatic Diseases, General Care

Dr. Tania L Rivera Vidal, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
9850 Genesee Avenue; Suite 560
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Tania Rivera is an adult rheumatology specialist in La Jolla, CA and Escondido, CA. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rivera's areas of expertise consist of general care and rheumatic diseases. She is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Rivera takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. She attended the University of Concepcion Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Beth Israel Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chile. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatic Diseases, General Care

Dr. Gary William Williams, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
10666 N Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Gary Williams is a rheumatologist in La Jolla, CA and San Diego, CA. In his practice, Dr. Williams focuses on rheumatic diseases. He is affiliated with Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines and Scripps Green Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Williams is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatic Diseases

Dr. Gregory David Middleton, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3350 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Gregory Middleton is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He works in La Jolla, CA and San Diego, CA. He is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Middleton attended Boston University School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Dana A Copeland, MD
Specializes in Geriatrics, Adult Rheumatology
10666 N Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Dana Reddy is a geriatrician and rheumatologist in La Jolla, CA and Chula Vista, CA. Her areas of expertise include psoriatic arthritis, lupus, and general care. Dr. Reddy takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She obtained her medical school training at Eastern Virginia Medical School and performed her residency at Scripps Clinic. Dr. Reddy's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital, Sharp HealthCare, and Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Myositis, Tendonitis, Immunotherapy, Osteoporosis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3350 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Arnoldas Ceponis is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Ceponis honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from Kaunas University of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS).

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Dr. Zdenka Fronek, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
10243 Genetic Center Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Zdenka Fronek specializes in adult rheumatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Fronek include psoriatic arthritis, polymyositis, and lupus. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fronek's education and training includes medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). She has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Fronek is conversant in Czech. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Fronek's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Polymyositis, Dermatomyositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Ankylosing ... (Read more)

Dr. Katherine H.Y. Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Other, Rheumatology
3350 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Katherine Nguyen specializes in rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases). Her areas of expertise include rheumatic diseases. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nguyen takes. She studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). She has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Nguyen speaks Vietnamese. She is professionally affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) and Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Nguyen is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatic Diseases

Dr. Adrian M Jaffer, MD
Specializes in Other, Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology
9850 Genesee Avenue, Scripps Memorial Hospital; Suite 810
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Adrian Jaffer is a rheumatologist and allergist/immunologist in La Jolla, CA. His clinical interests encompass rheumatic diseases. Dr. Jaffer is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Jaffer attended medical school at the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences. Dr. Jaffer is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Jaffer has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatic Diseases, Allergies

Dr. Richard Michael Keating, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
10666 N Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Richard Keating sees patients in La Jolla, CA. His medical specialty is adult rheumatology. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Keating is especially interested in general care and rheumatic diseases. His professional affiliations include Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines and Scripps Green Hospital. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare. Dr. Keating is open to new patients. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Keating trained at National Naval Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatic Diseases, General Care

Dr. Peter James Weis, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
10666 N Torrey Pines Road; Ms 113
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Peter Weis' area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Dr. Weis's areas of expertise include general care and rheumatic diseases. He is affiliated with Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, Scripps Green Hospital, and Scripps Clinic Rancho Bernardo. He attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Naval Medical Center San Diego. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Weis's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatic Diseases, General Care

Dr. Zuhre N Tutuncu, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
9850 Genesee Avenue; Suite 810
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Zuhre Tutuncu is an adult rheumatology specialist in Oceanside, CA, Encinitas, CA, and La Jolla, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Tutuncu include rheumatic diseases. Dr. Tutuncu is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She studied medicine at Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Tutuncu (or staff) is conversant in German and Turkish. She is affiliated with Scripps Health. Dr. Tutuncu is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatic Diseases

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Specializes in Other, Rheumatology
9850 Genesee Avenue; Suite 420
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Janet Kim's area of specialization is rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases). Clinical interests for Dr. Kim include rheumatic diseases. She is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Before completing her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Kim attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kim honors. Dr. Kim has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatic Diseases

Dr. Edward V.H. Skol, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
10666 N Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Edward Skol, who practices in La Jolla, CA and San Diego, CA, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Skol include rheumatic diseases. Dr. Skol's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Green Hospital and Scripps Clinic Rancho Bernardo. He attended medical school at New York Medical College. Dr. Skol completed his residency training at Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Skol's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatic Diseases

Dr. Stacey J Schulman, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
10666 N Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Stacey Schulman is a rheumatologist in La Jolla, CA and San Diego, CA. Dr. Schulman has indicated that Dr. Schulman's clinical interests include rheumatic diseases. Dr. Schulman's professional affiliations include Scripps Green Hospital and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Schulman honors Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Schulman has an open panel. Dr. Schulman is a graduate of McGill University Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix's residency program.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatic Diseases

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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.