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We found 6 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Aetna near Los Gatos, CA.

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

Dr. Vidhi Shah's specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shah include general care. Dr. Shah is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She attended Lady Hardinge Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati, Hindi, and Punjabi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is accepting 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's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Los Gatos, CA. He is especially interested in hand surgery procedures. Dr. McCoy honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. McCoy completed a residency program at Mayo Clinic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. McCoy's office for an appointment.

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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 a Los Gatos, CA physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Golod include musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Golod honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Golod's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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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)

Dr. James Petros, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
14777 Los Gatos Boulevard; Suite 202
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. James Petros works as a physiatrist and pain doctor. He obtained his medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Petros include cryotherapy, migraine, and electrodiagnostic testing. Dr. Petros is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Petros (or staff) speaks French and Persian. Dr. Petros is professionally affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Sports Health, Electrodiagnostic Testing, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Radiculopathy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Alan Sue is a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon in Berkeley, CA, Mountain View, CA, and Los Gatos, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Sue average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Sue takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to 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 works as a foot doctor in Mountain View, CA and Los Gatos, CA. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He trained at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center for residency. Dr. Yurgelon is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Yurgelon is accepting new patients.

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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.