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We found 5 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Aetna HealthFund PPO near Los Gatos, CA.

Dr. Vidhi Shah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2585 Samaritan Drive
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Vidhi Shah is a general internist in Santa Clara, CA and San Jose, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shah include general care. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. After attending Lady Hardinge Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to English, Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Gujarati, Hindi, and Punjabi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Shah's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Heart Failure, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Reginald Vaughan Searl McCoy, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
15720 Winchester Boulevard; Floor 1
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Reginald McCoy is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Los Gatos, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. McCoy include hand surgery procedures. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. McCoy attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Dupuytren's Contracture, Arthritis, Osteotomy, Needle Aponeurotomy, Distal Radius ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Ira Golod, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
15720 Winchester Boulevard; 1st Floor
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Mark Golod is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Golod include musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Golod takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Golod's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, shoulder arthritis

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Radial Head Replacement, Elbow Pain, Hip Pain, Hand Fracture, Knee ... (Read more)

Alan Wesley Sue
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
15720 Winchester Boulevard; 1st Floor
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Alan Sue practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sue is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sue is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Warts, Sports Health, Athlete's Foot, Foot Surgery, Ingrown Nails, Laser Treatment, Neuropathy, ... (Read more)

Jesse T Yurgelon
Specializes in Podiatry
15720 Winchester Boulevard; 1st Floor
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Jesse Yurgelon practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) in Mountain View, CA and Los Gatos, CA. Dr. Yurgelon's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. For his residency, Dr. Yurgelon trained at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Ankle Fusion, Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Ingrown Nails, Ligament Problems, Ankle Problems, Heel ... (Read more)

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What is Arthritis?

Arthritis is a painful disease of the joints. There are many different kinds of arthritis with various causes, but they all lead to pain and inflammation of joints such as the hip, knee, or wrist. Arthritis affects people of all ages, races, and genders, but it is more common in women and older people. It is the leading cause of disability in the United States.

Symptoms of arthritis include swelling, pain, and stiffness. They can occur in a single joint or throughout the body. It is common for symptoms to come and go, known as flares. In some kinds of arthritis, flares may be caused by specific triggers, such as exercise, stress, or an allergic reaction.

By far the two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis happens when wear and tear on joints breaks down the cartilage between two moving bones. In a healthy person, cartilage cushions and lubricates the bones so they can glide over each other as they move. When the cartilage becomes thin or tears, the ends of bones rub and cause pain. In rheumatoid arthritis, the body’s own immune system becomes confused and attacks joint cartilage, weakening it and causing inflammation.

Treatment for arthritis depends on the specific type, but it may include:
  • Avoiding arthritis triggers
  • Hot or cold therapy, such as ice or hot packs
  • Oral or injected medications, such as corticosteroids, NSAIDs, and biologics
  • Physical therapy and gentle exercises
  • Surgery to repair or replace damaged joints

In many types of arthritis, early treatment can prevent more serious damage to your joints, keeping your symptoms in check. Whatever stage you are in, help exists to let you stay active and manage pain. There are many options to get you moving again.