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We found 15 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. AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hussaini accepts. She attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Hussaini's medical residency was performed at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Hussaini (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Hussaini is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. Michael Maehara is a specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Maehara (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino, Spanish, and Taiwanese. Dr. Maehara is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and PIH Health. He attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Maehara trained at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, California, VA Long Beach Healthcare System, and Kings County Hospital Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Maehara takes.

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

Dr. Ivette Stickelmaier's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Stickelmaier's hospital/clinic affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and ProHealth Partners. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena. For her professional training, Dr. Stickelmaier completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Seton Hall University. Dr. Stickelmaier is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Nicholas Kim works as a rheumatologist. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Kim graduated from Chung-Ang University College of Medicine. He is conversant in Korean.

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

Dr. Wesley Mizutani's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Mizutani is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. 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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Dr. Geoffrey S Dolan, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3816 Woodruff Avenue; #412
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Geoffrey Dolan practices adult rheumatology. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dolan honors. Dr. Dolan graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. In addition to English, Dr. Dolan speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and ProHealth Partners.

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

Dr. Olivia Gomez specializes in rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases) and practices in Lakewood, CA and Carpinteria, CA. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Greater Newport Physicians (GNP) and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Gomez performed her residency at Baystate Medical Center. Dr. Gomez takes several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Dipti Doshi works as an adult rheumatologist. She attended Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, Rural Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Doshi honors. In addition to English, Dr. Doshi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Doshi's professional 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. Sarah Hwang works as a rheumatologist in La Palma, CA. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. 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' area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Dr. Babajanians graduated from Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. In addition to English, Dr. Babajanians (or staff) speaks Armenian and Persian. His 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 practices adult rheumatology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. Dr. Godfrey studied medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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

Dr. Gerald Ho is a La Palma, CA physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ho is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. 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. Dr. Ho is professionally affiliated with Pacific Alliance Medical Center (PAMC).

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

Dr. Jeremy Anuntiyo is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. Dr. Anuntiyo attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes 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. She is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Kaiser Permanente, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
10861 Cherry Street; Suite 104
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Rebekah Neal is a rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases) specialist. Her professional affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Neal accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Kaiser Permanente, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Howard University College 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.