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We found 6 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Blue Shield of California - Major Risk Medical Insurance Program near Modesto, CA.

Dr. Pat May Pamanian Limpiado, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2516 E Whitmore Avenue
Ceres, CA
 

Dr. Pat Limpiado works as a family practice physician in Ceres, CA. After completing medical school at Cebu Institute of Medicine, she performed her residency at Somerset Medical Center. Dr. Limpiado's clinical interests encompass general care. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Limpiado accepts. Dr. Limpiado speaks Cebuano. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Contraception, Diabetes, Arthritis, Women's Health Issues, General ... (Read more)

Dr. David A Peterson, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Dale Road Care Center; 3612 Dale Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. David Peterson works as a family medicine physician in Modesto, CA. His clinical interests encompass general care. Dr. Peterson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time. Dr. Peterson graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Circumcision, Migraine, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Skin Issues, Arthritis, General Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Farah Mahmood, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
600 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Farah Mahmood practices adult rheumatology. Dr. Mahmood (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Mahmood has indicated that her clinical interests include rheumatic diseases. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). After completing medical school at Rawalpindi Medical College, she performed her residency at St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mahmood is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, gout

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Gout, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis, Sjogren's ... (Read more)

Dr. Donn Anthony Fassero, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1409 E. Briggsmore Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Donn Fassero practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Modesto, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Fassero is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fassero accepts. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. He trained at Mayo Clinic for his residency. Dr. Fassero is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, arthritis, shoulder arthritis

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Shoulder Pain, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Todd C Smith, MBA, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1409 E Briggsmore Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Todd Smith is a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Modesto, CA. He has a special interest in hand surgery procedures. Patient reviews placed Dr. Smith at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Smith's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Tracy Community Hospital, and Memorial Medical Center, Modesto. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Finger Joint Replacement, Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist Replacement, ... (Read more)

Ronald Dale Jensen
Specializes in Podiatry
600 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Ronald Jensen's specialty is podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). Dr. Jensen honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Warts, Sports Health, Athlete's Foot, Foot Surgery, Ingrown Nails, Fractures, Neuropathy, Diabetic ... (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.