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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 practices adult rheumatology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Anderson include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and bursitis. Dr. Anderson honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Naval Medical Center San Diego for residency. Dr. Anderson has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Anderson (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino, Spanish, and Japanese. Dr. Anderson is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) and Sharp Rees-Stealy. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Tania Rivera specializes in adult rheumatology. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rivera include general care and rheumatic diseases. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan. She attended medical school at the University of Concepcion Faculty of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Rivera trained at Beth Israel Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chile. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Rivera is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatic Diseases, General Care

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

Dr. Alexander Shikhman specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in San Diego, CA and La Jolla, CA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass general care and rheumatic diseases. Dr. Shikhman is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Shikhman is a graduate of Second Moscow State Medical Institute and a graduate of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center's residency program. He speaks Russian. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Shikhman is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatic Diseases, General Care

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

Dr. Zdenka Fronek works as an adult rheumatologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Fronek include psoriatic arthritis, polymyositis, and lupus. She is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Fronek is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Fronek has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. She speaks Czech.

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

Dr. Arnoldas Ceponis, MD, PhD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3350 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Arnoldas Ceponis is a rheumatologist in San Diego, CA. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Kaunas University of Medicine. Dr. Ceponis is professionally affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS).

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

Dr. Gary Williams works as a rheumatologist in La Jolla, CA and San Diego, CA. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Williams's training includes a residency program at Strong Memorial Hospital. He has a special interest in rheumatic diseases. Dr. Williams is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines and Scripps Green Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatic Diseases

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. Dr. Reddy's areas of expertise include the following: psoriatic arthritis, lupus, and general care. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She studied medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School. For her residency, Dr. Reddy trained at Scripps Clinic. Dr. Reddy is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital, Sharp HealthCare, and Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines. She welcomes new patients.

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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. Gregory Middleton is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Middleton graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS).

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

Dr. Katherine Nguyen is a specialist in rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases). She works in San Diego, CA. In her practice, Dr. Nguyen focuses on rheumatic diseases. She is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nguyen attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Nguyen trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). She has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. She speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Nguyen's hospital/clinic affiliations include VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) and Scripps Mercy Hospital. She is open to 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 practices rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases) and allergy & immunology. He is especially interested in rheumatic diseases. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Dr. Jaffer obtained his medical school training at the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Jaffer is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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, who practices in La Jolla, CA, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Keating's areas of expertise include the following: general care and rheumatic diseases. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. After attending George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at National Naval Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines and Scripps Green Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Keating's office for an appointment.

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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 is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He works in La Jolla, CA and San Diego, CA. His areas of expertise consist of general care and rheumatic diseases. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weis takes. Dr. Weis graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Weis completed a residency program at Naval Medical Center San Diego. He is affiliated with Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, Scripps Green Hospital, and Scripps Clinic Rancho Bernardo. He welcomes 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, who practices in Oceanside, CA, Encinitas, CA, and La Jolla, CA, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Her clinical interests encompass rheumatic diseases. Dr. Tutuncu is professionally affiliated with Scripps Health. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tutuncu accepts. She is accepting new patients. She studied medicine at Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Tutuncu (or staff) speaks German and Turkish.

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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's specialty is adult rheumatology. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Skol focuses on rheumatic diseases. Dr. Skol is affiliated with Scripps Green Hospital and Scripps Clinic Rancho Bernardo. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Skol takes. Dr. Skol is open to new patients. He graduated from New York Medical College and then he performed his residency at Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego.

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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, who practices in La Jolla, CA and San Diego, CA, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Schulman graduated from McGill University Faculty of Medicine. For Dr. Schulman's residency, Dr. Schulman trained at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Schulman include rheumatic diseases. Dr. Schulman takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schulman is affiliated with Scripps Green Hospital and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Schulman's office for an appointment.

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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 is a specialist in rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases). In Dr. Kim's practice, she is particularly interested in rheumatic diseases. She is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kim's office for an appointment. She attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency.

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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.