We found 8 rheumatologists who accept PacifiCare 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 specialist in adult rheumatology. She works in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. Dr. Kelly's areas of expertise include rheumatic diseases. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kelly graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Kelly trained at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. She speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kelly's office for an appointment.

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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 a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Her areas of expertise consist of vasculitis and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Dr. Thorburn's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thorburn accepts. Dr. Thorburn's practice is open to new patients. She is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford University Medical Center's residency program.

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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 practices adult rheumatology in Palo Alto, CA, Dublin, CA, and Fremont, CA. Dr. Fischer 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. His areas of expertise include asthma, food allergy, and rheumatic diseases. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fischer accepts. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to 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 specializes in adult rheumatology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in rheumatic diseases. Dr. Rozelle's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he performed his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Patient ratings for Dr. Rozelle average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rozelle welcomes new patients.

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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. Dr. Sood (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. Dr. Sood's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Sood attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then went on to complete Dr. Sood's residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Sood's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sood takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sood's practice is open to 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 works as an adult rheumatologist in Mountain View, CA. Dr. Brown's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for residency. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Brown is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. 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 specialist in adult rheumatology. Patients gave Dr. Kuzis an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center's residency program. She speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kuzis's office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
730 Welch Road
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Vivian Saper is a medical specialist in pediatric rheumatology. Dr. Saper's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. She studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Saper's residency was performed at Stanford University Medical Center.

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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.
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