We found 15 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Blue Shield PPO near Pleasanton, CA.

Dr. Frank Lin, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4050 Dublin Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Frank Lin sees patients in Dublin, CA. His medical specialty is family medicine. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. In his practice, he is particularly interested in general care. Dr. Lin 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, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lin has a closed panel. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Contraception, Bone Diseases, Migraine, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Su, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4000 Dublin Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Robert Su is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He works in Fremont, CA and Dublin, CA. Dr. Su's areas of expertise include rheumatic diseases. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Su speaks Mandarin. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Gout, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis, Sjogren's ... (Read more)

Dr. David J Fischer, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4000 Dublin Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. David Fischer is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He works in Palo Alto, CA, Dublin, CA, and Fremont, CA. Dr. Fischer's areas of clinical interest 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. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for his residency. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Fischer accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fischer welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, gout

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

Dr. Ashay Ashok Kale, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5924 Stoneridge Drive; Suite 110
Pleasanton, CA
 

Dr. Ashay Kale is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After completing medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, he performed his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. Dr. Kale's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kale (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Persian, and Hindi. Dr. Kale's professional affiliations include Washington Hospital Healthcare System and St. Rose Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Lower ... (Read more)

Dr. Nabil Karim Abudayeh, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1022 Murrieta Boulevard
Livermore, CA
 

Dr. Nabil Abudayeh's medical specialty is adult cardiology. Before completing his residency at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco, Dr. Abudayeh attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His areas of clinical interest consist of heart problems and general care. Dr. Abudayeh has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abudayeh accepts. Dr. Abudayeh (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Abudayeh is affiliated with Eden Medical Center, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Physician Network. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Men's Health Issues, Sleep Disorders, Holistic Approaches, Cardiomyopathy, ... (Read more)

Steven J Bartis
Specializes in Podiatry
4000 Dublin Boulevard; 3rd Floor, Suite #320
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Steven Bartis' area of specialization is podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Bartis's training includes a residency program at Stanford University Medical Center. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Bartis takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hallux rigidus (severe big toe arthritis), arthritis

All Interests: Warts, Sports Health, Athlete's Foot, Foot Surgery, Plantar Warts, Hallux Rigidus, Ingrown Nails, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory Horner, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4626 Willow Road; Suite 200
Pleasanton, CA
 

Dr. Gregory Horner is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Horner's clinical interests encompass hand surgery procedures. Patient ratings for Dr. Horner average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Horner attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Finger Joint Replacement, Sports Health, Tumor, Hand Fracture, Tendonitis, Dupuytren's Contracture, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Robert Donnelly, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4000 Dublin Boulevard; Suite 100
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Donnelly, who practices in Livermore, CA and Dublin, CA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is affiliated with Stanford Health Care - ValleyCare. Dr. Donnelly is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. He takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee ... (Read more)

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4626 Willow Road
Pleasanton, CA
 

Dr. Alexandra Burgar's medical specialty is hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Burgar is professionally affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She welcomes new patients. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. She speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement ... (Read more)

Carolyn Elizabeth McAloon
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
4000 Dublin Boulevard; Suite 305
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Carolyn McAloon specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Dr. McAloon has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Her professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network and Eden Medical Center. Dr. McAloon is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hallux rigidus (severe big toe arthritis), arthritis

All Interests: Warts, Orthotics, Sports Health, Athlete's Foot, Plantar Fasciitis, Tendon Ruptures, Foot Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric S Stuffmann, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4000 Dublin Boulevard; Suite 100
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Eric Stuffmann specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Stuffmann include hand surgery procedures. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Eden Medical Center and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. Dr. Stuffmann graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. He trained at Stanford University Medical Center for his residency. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stuffmann honors. Dr. Stuffmann has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Finger Joint Replacement, Sports Health, Tumor, Hand Fracture, Tendonitis, Microsurgery, ... (Read more)

Mark Edward Wolpa
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
5720 Stoneridge Mall Road; Suite 250
Pleasanton, CA
 

Dr. Mark Wolpa specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery and practices in Santa Rosa, CA, Pleasanton, CA, and Berkeley, CA. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wolpa honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Wolpa welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hallux rigidus (severe big toe arthritis), arthritis

All Interests: Warts, Orthotics, Sports Health, Plantar Fasciitis, Tendon Ruptures, Wounds, Overuse Injuries, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ernest Yadao Cheng, DO
Specializes in Physiatry, Sports Medicine
5720 Stoneridge Mall Road; Suite 250
Pleasanton, CA
 

Dr. Ernest Cheng works as a rehabilitation physician and sports medicine specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Cheng include pain management and sports health. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Cheng attended Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, hip arthritis

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Sports Health, Auto Injuries, Electromyography, ACL Injury, Shoulder Dislocation, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, General Podiatry, Sports Medicine
4626 Willow Road; Suite 200
Pleasanton, CA
 

Dr. Sean Dougherty's specialties are foot & ankle surgery, general podiatry, and sports medicine. He practices in Pleasanton, CA, San Ramon, CA, and Tracy, CA. He is affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network and Sutter Tracy Community Hospital. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dougherty has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hallux rigidus (severe big toe arthritis), arthritis

All Interests: Warts, Orthotics, Sports Health, Athlete's Foot, Plantar Fasciitis, Tendon Ruptures, Foot Surgery, ... (Read more)

Lisa M Breuner
Specializes in Podiatry
5725 West Las Positas Boulevard; Suite 280
Pleasanton, CA
 

Dr. Lisa Breuner specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Eden Medical Center and Stanford Health Care - ValleyCare. Dr. Breuner accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Breuner's practice is open to new patients. She trained at Florida Hospital for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , hallux rigidus (severe big toe arthritis), arthritis

All Interests: Warts, Orthotics, Sports Health, Athlete's Foot, Foot Surgery, Wounds, Overuse Injuries, Hammer ... (Read more)

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What is Arthritis?

Arthritis is a painful disease of the joints. There are many different kinds of arthritis with various causes, but they all lead to pain and inflammation of joints such as the hip, knee, or wrist. Arthritis affects people of all ages, races, and genders, but it is more common in women and older people. It is the leading cause of disability in the United States.

Symptoms of arthritis include swelling, pain, and stiffness. They can occur in a single joint or throughout the body. It is common for symptoms to come and go, known as flares. In some kinds of arthritis, flares may be caused by specific triggers, such as exercise, stress, or an allergic reaction.

By far the two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis happens when wear and tear on joints breaks down the cartilage between two moving bones. In a healthy person, cartilage cushions and lubricates the bones so they can glide over each other as they move. When the cartilage becomes thin or tears, the ends of bones rub and cause pain. In rheumatoid arthritis, the body’s own immune system becomes confused and attacks joint cartilage, weakening it and causing inflammation.

Treatment for arthritis depends on the specific type, but it may include:
  • Avoiding arthritis triggers
  • Hot or cold therapy, such as ice or hot packs
  • Oral or injected medications, such as corticosteroids, NSAIDs, and biologics
  • Physical therapy and gentle exercises
  • Surgery to repair or replace damaged joints

In many types of arthritis, early treatment can prevent more serious damage to your joints, keeping your symptoms in check. Whatever stage you are in, help exists to let you stay active and manage pain. There are many options to get you moving again.
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