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We found 7 rheumatologists who accept CIGNA Open Access Plus PPO 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's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Dr. Kelly has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her clinical interests encompass rheumatic diseases. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford Hospital & Clinics' residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Kelly speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 works as a rheumatologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Thorburn include vasculitis and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Dr. Thorburn's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Stanford University School of Medicine, Dr. Thorburn completed her residency training at Stanford University Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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, 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 sees patients in Palo Alto, CA, Dublin, CA, and Fremont, CA. His medical specialty is adult rheumatology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in asthma, food allergy, and rheumatic diseases. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. 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. Patient ratings for Dr. Fischer average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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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's specialty is adult rheumatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Rozelle include rheumatic diseases. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Rozelle takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and a graduate of Stanford Hospital & Clinics' residency program. Dr. Rozelle's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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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 practices adult rheumatology in Mountain View, CA and Los Gatos, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Sood (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. Dr. Sood is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Sood attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Sood trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School for Dr. Sood's residency. Dr. Sood has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Sood takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Sood welcomes new patients.

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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 rheumatologist in Mountain View, CA. Dr. Brown has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Brown trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes 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' medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Kuzis has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Kuzis trained at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center. She speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is open to 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.