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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 practices adult rheumatology in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She has indicated that her clinical interests include rheumatic diseases. Dr. Kelly honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Kelly 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, she speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is accepting 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 practices adult rheumatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Thorburn include vasculitis and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After completing medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Thorburn is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She has an open panel.

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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 area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Dr. Fischer studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Fischer completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. In his practice, he is particularly interested in asthma, food allergy, and rheumatic diseases. Dr. Fischer has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 an adult rheumatology specialist in Palo Alto, CA and Fremont, CA. Dr. Rozelle obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. His clinical interests include rheumatic diseases. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Rozelle honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He is professionally affiliated with 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 is an adult rheumatology specialist. Dr. Sood has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by Dr. Sood's patients. Dr. Sood takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sood obtained Dr. Sood's medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and performed Dr. Sood's residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Sood (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Punjabi. Dr. Sood is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Sood 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 is an adult rheumatology specialist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Brown is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Brown's office for an appointment. He attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for residency.

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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 an adult rheumatology specialist. Dr. Kuzis speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Kuzis is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
730 Welch Road
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Vivian Saper's specialty is pediatric rheumatology. Dr. Saper accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Saper attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. Her practice 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.