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We found 5 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 medical specialty is general internal medicine. Her clinical interests include general care. She is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah 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. Dr. Shah has an open panel.

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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; he sees patients in Los Gatos, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. McCoy include hand surgery procedures. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. McCoy honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He welcomes new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Mayo Clinic.

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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 works as an orthopedist in Los Gatos, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in musculoskeletal surgery. He is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Golod is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Golod's 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 in Berkeley, CA, Mountain View, CA, and Los Gatos, CA. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Sue is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include 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: Warts, Sports Health, Athlete's Foot, Foot Surgery, Ingrown Nails, Laser Treatment, Neuropathy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. James Petros is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Petros include cryotherapy, migraine, and electrodiagnostic testing. Dr. Petros is professionally affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital. Dr. Petros honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Petros (or staff) is conversant in French and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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