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We found 14 rheumatologists who accept Health Net PPO near Los Alamitos, CA.

Dr. Noreen Mirza Hussaini, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine, Adult Rheumatology
2110 N. Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Noreen Hussaini's areas of specialization are adult hospital medicine and adult rheumatology. Dr. Hussaini takes AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Her medical residency was performed at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Hussaini (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Hussaini is open to new patients.

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Dr. Michael S Maehara, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4772 Katella Avenue
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Michael Maehara practices adult rheumatology. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Maehara's education and training includes medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine and residency at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, California, Kings County Hospital Center, and VA Long Beach Healthcare System. Dr. Maehara (or staff) is conversant in Filipino, Spanish, and Hindi. He is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and PIH Health.

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Dr. Ivette Stickelmaier, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
5750 Downey Avenue; Suite 100
Lakewood, CA
 

Dr. Ivette Stickelmaier's specialty is adult rheumatology. The average patient rating for Dr. Stickelmaier is 3.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Seton Hall University. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Stickelmaier's hospital/clinic affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and ProHealth Partners.

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Dr. Geoffrey S Dolan, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3816 Woodruff Avenue; #412
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Geoffrey Dolan is a Long Beach, CA physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Dolan's professional affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and ProHealth Partners. He graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dolan honors.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3010 W Orange Avenue; #409
Anaheim, CA
 

Dr. Nicholas Kim's specialty is adult rheumatology. He is a graduate of Chung-Ang University College of Medicine. Dr. Kim takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Korean.

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Dr. Olivia C Gomez, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
5220 Clark Avenue; Suite 400
Lakewood, CA
 

Dr. Olivia Gomez is a specialist in rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases). She works in Lakewood, CA and Carpinteria, CA. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at Baystate Medical Center. Dr. Gomez accepts several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP) and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gomez's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Wesley Tyra Mizutani, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2925 N Palo Verde
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Wesley Mizutani is an adult rheumatology specialist in Long Beach, CA and Huntington Beach, CA. He is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Mizutani accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC).

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
5451 La Palma Avenue; #25
La Palma, CA
 

Dr. Sarah Hwang is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hwang honors. She is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Hwang (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Korean, and Cantonese.

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Dr. Andre Babajanians, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3801 Katella Avenue; Suite 321
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Andre Babajanians is an adult rheumatology specialist. Dr. Babajanians is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Babajanians (or staff) speaks Armenian and Persian.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
5451 La Palma Avenue; #25
La Palma, CA
 

Dr. Gerald Ho practices adult rheumatology. Dr. Ho's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Ho (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Korean. He is affiliated with Pacific Alliance Medical Center (PAMC).

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Dr. Dipti H Doshi, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3791 Katella Avenue; #102
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Dipti Doshi is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Patient ratings for Dr. Doshi average 2.5 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Doshi graduated from Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, Rural Medical College and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. In addition to English, Dr. Doshi speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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Dr. Nancy F Godfrey, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
6226 E Spring Street; 275
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Nancy Godfrey is a specialist in adult rheumatology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Godfrey is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. Dr. Godfrey studied medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine.

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Dr. Jeremy Anuntiyo, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3300 E. South Street; #301a
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Jeremy Anuntiyo's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. He studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Anuntiyo is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
5451 La Palma Avenue; Suite 25
La Palma, CA
 

Dr. Nina Trinh specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in La Palma, CA. Dr. Trinh takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Kaiser Permanente, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

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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.