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 is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Lin speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Taiwanese. His clinical interests include general care. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Lin's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Lin is not currently accepting new patients.

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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's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Dr. Su speaks Mandarin. His areas of expertise include rheumatic diseases. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Su is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in adult rheumatology. Dr. Fischer's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests encompass asthma, food allergy, and rheumatic diseases. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Fischer is open to 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's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Kale is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He completed his residency training at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. Dr. Kale (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Persian, and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington Hospital Healthcare System and St. Rose Hospital. He welcomes 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 specialty is adult cardiology. His areas of clinical interest consist of heart problems and general care. Dr. Abudayeh has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Abudayeh (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Eden Medical Center, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Physician Network. Dr. Abudayeh's practice is open to 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 works as a foot doctor in Fremont, CA and Dublin, CA. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Bartis accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. For his residency, Dr. Bartis trained at Stanford University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Bartis speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Warts, Sports Health, Athlete's Foot, Foot Surgery, Plantar Warts, Ingrown Nails, Neuropathy, ... (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 surgeon and orthopedist in Pleasanton, CA and San Ramon, CA. His clinical interests encompass hand surgery procedures. Dr. Horner is professionally affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Horner is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is open to 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)

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

Dr. Alexandra Burgar sees patients in Pleasanton, CA and San Ramon, CA. Her medical specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She is professionally affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Burgar is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo, Dr. Burgar attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Dr. Burgar is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Joseph Donnelly is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Donnelly honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee ... (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. She is professionally affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network and Eden Medical Center. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. McAloon accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. McAloon is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , 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's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stuffmann include hand surgery procedures. He honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Stuffmann's professional affiliations include Eden Medical Center and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. He is accepting new patients.

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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 works as a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wolpa accepts. Dr. Wolpa's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Wolpa is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , 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 is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine. He attended Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Cheng has a special interest in pain management and sports health. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Cheng is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Lisa Breuner is a podiatrist in Pleasanton, CA. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is professionally affiliated with Eden Medical Center. Dr. Breuner takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. Dr. Breuner completed her residency training at Florida Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Warts, Orthotics, Sports Health, Athlete's Foot, Foot Surgery, Wounds, Overuse Injuries, Hammer ... (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 is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dougherty is professionally affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network and Sutter Tracy Community Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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