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 sees patients in Santa Clara, CA and San Jose, CA. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Gujarati, Hindi, and Punjabi. Her clinical interests include general care. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She attended medical school at Lady Hardinge Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Shah completed residency programs at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes 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 areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. McCoy is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. McCoy completed a residency program at Mayo Clinic. Clinical interests for Dr. McCoy include hand problems, wrist problems, and hand surgery procedures. Dr. McCoy is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with 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: , 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's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His education and training includes medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Golod include orthopedic surgery. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. His hospital/clinic 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)

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

Dr. James Petros sees patients in San Jose, CA and Los Gatos, CA. His medical specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Dr. Petros is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Stanford University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: cryotherapy, migraine, and electrodiagnostic testing. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. Dr. Petros (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Persian. Dr. Petros is 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)

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

Dr. Jesse Yurgelon's specialty is podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yurgelon takes. Dr. Yurgelon's training includes a residency program at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to 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)

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

Dr. Alan Sue's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sue honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes 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)

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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.
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