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We found 7 rheumatologists who accept Aetna Managed Choice POS near Palo Alto, CA.

Dr. Victoria Marie Kelly, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 2
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Victoria Kelly is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. Her clinical interests encompass rheumatic diseases. Patients gave Dr. Kelly an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She attended medical school at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Kelly completed a residency program at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Kelly is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Christine Marie Thorburn, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 2
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Christine Thorburn's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Dr. Thorburn is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her areas of expertise consist of vasculitis and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford University Medical Center's residency program. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Thorburn's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. David J Fischer, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 2
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. David Fischer is an adult rheumatologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Fischer average 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of asthma, food allergy, and rheumatic diseases. Dr. Fischer's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Fischer's office for an appointment. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Fischer attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Food Allergy, Gout, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew L Rozelle, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 2
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Rozelle practices adult rheumatology. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include rheumatic diseases. Dr. Rozelle is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Rozelle accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics.

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Clinical interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Scleroderma, Gout, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis, Sjogren's ... (Read more)

Dr. Ranjana Sood, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Ranjana Sood works as a rheumatologist. On average, patients gave Dr. Sood a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sood takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Before completing Dr. Sood's residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Sood attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Sood (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Punjabi. Dr. Sood's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sood's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Jeffrey Brown, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Brown is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He works in Mountain View, CA. Dr. Brown's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Brown attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Claudia Susana Kuzis, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
701 E El Camino Real; Medical Staff Office
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. C. Kuzis is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. She speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Kuzis attended the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center. Dr. Kuzis's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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What is Rheumatology?

Rheumatology is the medical specialty that is concerned with arthritis and other diseases of inflammation. Inflammation can occur anywhere in the body, but it is most common in the joints and connective tissues. Arthritis, which occurs in the joints, is also a very common condition, so rheumatology is strongly associated with joint care. But rheumatology is about more that just arthritis. Other conditions that a rheumatologist might treat include:
  • Lupus, a chronic inflammatory disease
  • Ankylosing spondylitis, inflammation at the base of the spine
  • Sjogren’s syndrome, an autoimmune disorder that stops production of tears and saliva
  • Fibromyalgia, a disorder causing widespread, chronic pain and fatigue

Pediatric rheumatologists are doctors that specialize in treating inflammatory diseases in children. Rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and other inflammatory diseases can begin even in childhood, and can cause a unique set of problems for active and growing children.

Rheumatologists use patient symptoms as well as lab tests and imaging tests such as MRIs to diagnose disease. Treatment varies widely depending on the diagnosis, but it may include physiotherapy (to improve motion, ability, and function) or medications. Commonly prescribed medications include anti-inflammatories such as NSAIDS (e.g. Tylenol, Ibuprofen) and steroids, or immune system suppressants such as methotrexate and TNF inhibitor medications (e.g. Enbrel, Humira). The goal is always to increase the patient’s ability to move without pain and to reduce the need for future treatment.