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We found 8 rheumatologists who accept PacifiCare POS near Palo Alto, CA.

Dr. Christine Marie Thorburn, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 2
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Christine Thorburn's specialty is adult rheumatology. Before completing her residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Thorburn attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Thorburn include vasculitis and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thorburn accepts. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Her practice 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's specialty is adult rheumatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fischer include asthma, food allergy, and rheumatic diseases. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Fischer attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Food Allergy, Gout, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Asthma, ... (Read more)

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 medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Kelly's clinical interests include rheumatic diseases. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Kelly is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic 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. Andrew L Rozelle, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 2
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Rozelle is a rheumatologist in Palo Alto, CA and Fremont, CA. Dr. Rozelle's clinical interests include rheumatic diseases. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before completing his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Dr. Rozelle attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Rozelle takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his 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 works as an adult rheumatologist. Dr. Sood is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by Dr. Sood's patients. Dr. Sood's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Sood takes several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. Dr. Sood is accepting new patients. Dr. Sood is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. For Dr. Sood's professional training, Dr. Sood completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. In addition to English, 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 is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brown honors. Dr. Brown attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. 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 works as an adult rheumatologist. Dr. Kuzis attended the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center for residency. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Kuzis is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
730 Welch Road
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Vivian Saper sees patients in Palo Alto, CA, San Francisco, CA, and San Mateo, CA. Her medical specialty is pediatric rheumatology. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and more. Dr. Saper has an open panel. She studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Saper completed her residency training 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.