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 specializes in adult rheumatology. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kelly include rheumatic diseases. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Before performing her residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Dr. Kelly attended the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Dr. Kelly is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She has an open panel.

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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 is an adult rheumatologist. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Thorburn include 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. Dr. Thorburn's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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's specialty is adult rheumatology. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Fischer's clinical interests include asthma, food allergy, and rheumatic diseases. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Fischer's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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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 is a rheumatologist. Dr. Rozelle's clinical interests include rheumatic diseases. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he completed his residency training at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Rozelle 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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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's specialty is adult rheumatology. Patient ratings for Dr. Sood average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sood's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Sood is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sood's office for an appointment. Dr. Sood studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Sood's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Sood (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Punjabi.

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

Dr. Jeffrey Brown is an adult rheumatology specialist in Mountain View, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Brown average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Brown studied medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Brown trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Brown is open to new patients.

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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' specialty is adult rheumatology. 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. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Kuzis is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes 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.