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's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Kelly's clinical interests include rheumatic diseases. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kelly honors. She obtained her medical school training at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and performed her residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Kelly is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with 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 area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Dr. Thorburn's areas of expertise consist of vasculitis and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Thorburn attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. She is professionally 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, 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 a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. The average patient rating for Dr. Fischer is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of 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. Dr. Fischer is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He has an open panel. He graduated from 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.

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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 rheumatologist. Dr. Rozelle is especially interested in rheumatic diseases. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and a graduate of Stanford Hospital & Clinics' residency program. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rozelle takes. 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 rheumatologist in Mountain View, CA and Los Gatos, CA. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Sood completed Dr. Sood's residency training at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Patients rated Dr. Sood highly, giving Dr. Sood an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sood takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. 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 is accepting 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 specializes in adult rheumatology. Dr. Brown's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He has an open panel.

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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 sees patients in Mountain View, CA and Los Gatos, CA. Her medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Kuzis speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine and residency at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kuzis honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
730 Welch Road
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Vivian Saper works as a pediatric rheumatologist in Palo Alto, CA, San Francisco, CA, and San Mateo, CA. After completing medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, she performed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Saper honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. She has an open panel.

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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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