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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 specializes in adult hospital medicine and adult rheumatology and practices in Costa Mesa, CA and Long Beach, CA. Dr. Hussaini is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Hussaini (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hussaini's office for an appointment.

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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. Dr. Maehara is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine and residency at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, California, VA Long Beach Healthcare System, and Kings County Hospital Center. Dr. Maehara (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino, Spanish, and Taiwanese. Dr. Maehara 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 practices adult rheumatology in Lakewood, CA. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Stickelmaier is affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and ProHealth Partners. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. After attending National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Seton Hall University. She is conversant in Spanish.

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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 specialist in adult rheumatology. He works in Long Beach, CA. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Dolan attended Creighton University School of Medicine. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Dolan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and ProHealth Partners.

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

Dr. Nicholas Kim works as an adult rheumatologist in Anaheim, CA. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kim takes. He graduated from Chung-Ang University College of Medicine. Dr. Kim is conversant in 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 rheumatologist in Lakewood, CA and Carpinteria, CA. She accepts several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. Dr. Gomez's 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. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Greater Newport Physicians (GNP) and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Gomez has an open panel.

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Dr. Wesley Tyra Mizutani, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2925 N Palo Verde
Long 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
5451 La Palma Avenue; #25
La Palma, CA
 

Dr. Sarah Hwang's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Dr. Hwang (or staff) speaks Spanish, Korean, and Cantonese. Dr. Hwang studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hwang honors.

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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 graduated from Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Babajanians (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Armenian and Persian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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

Dr. Dipti Doshi, who practices in Los Alamitos, CA and Artesia, CA, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. She graduated from Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, Rural Medical College. Dr. Doshi is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Doshi (or staff) speaks Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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

Dr. Gerald Ho, who practices in La Palma, CA, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Pacific Alliance Medical Center (PAMC). Dr. Ho is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Ho (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Korean.

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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 rheumatologist in Long Beach, CA. Dr. Godfrey attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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

Dr. Jeremy Anuntiyo specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Long Beach, CA and Lakewood, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Anuntiyo average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Anuntiyo takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Anuntiyo is 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 is an adult rheumatologist in La Palma, CA. She graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Trinh honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Kaiser Permanente, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.