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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 is an adult rheumatology specialist in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. Dr. Kelly has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her clinical interests include rheumatic diseases. She is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Kelly's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes 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 medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Thorburn's areas of expertise consist of vasculitis and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She attended Stanford University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Stanford University Medical Center. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Thorburn is accepting 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 rheumatology specialist in Palo Alto, CA, Dublin, CA, and Fremont, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: asthma, food allergy, and rheumatic diseases. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Fischer studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fischer is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 works as a rheumatologist. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and a graduate of Stanford Hospital & Clinics' residency program. Clinical interests for Dr. Rozelle include rheumatic diseases. The average patient rating for Dr. Rozelle is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rozelle's 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 is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Sood at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sood is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Sood takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sood's office for an appointment. Dr. Sood attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. For Dr. Sood's residency, Dr. Sood trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Sood (or staff) speaks 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 practices adult rheumatology in Mountain View, CA. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Brown's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and a graduate of Vanderbilt University Medical Center's residency program.

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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 specialist in adult rheumatology. She works in Mountain View, CA and Los Gatos, CA. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Kuzis honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. She graduated from the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center. Dr. Kuzis speaks Spanish.

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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.