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We found 14 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Blue Shield PPO near Pleasanton, CA.

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

Dr. David Fischer is an adult rheumatologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Fischer average 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of asthma, food allergy, and rheumatic diseases. Dr. Fischer's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Fischer's office for an appointment. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Fischer attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, gout

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

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

Dr. Frank Lin specializes in family medicine and practices in Dublin, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Lin include general care. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Lin speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Taiwanese. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Lin is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Robert Su is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Su attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. In his practice, he is particularly interested in rheumatic diseases. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Su is 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: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout

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

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

Dr. Nabil Abudayeh's specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Abudayeh's patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems and general care. His professional affiliations include Eden Medical Center, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Physician Network. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Abudayeh graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then he performed his residency at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco. In addition to English, Dr. Abudayeh (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish.

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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 is a foot doctor in Fremont, CA and Dublin, CA. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. For his residency, Dr. Bartis trained at Stanford University Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Bartis's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Alexandra Burgar's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; she sees patients in Pleasanton, CA and San Ramon, CA. After attending the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Burgar completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Burgar is affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network. She has an open panel.

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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 medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Donnelly's office for an appointment. He graduated from 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)

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

Dr. Gregory Horner practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in hand surgery procedures. Dr. Horner's hospital/clinic affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. Dr. Horner is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He obtained his medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Sean Dougherty works as a foot and ankle surgeon, general podiatrist, and sports medicine specialist in Pleasanton, CA, San Ramon, CA, and Tracy, CA. He is professionally affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network and Sutter Tracy Community Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dougherty takes. He 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)

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 rated highly by her patients. Dr. McAloon accepts 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 welcomes 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)

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

Dr. Mark Wolpa is a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Wolpa accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He welcomes 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, who practices in Berkeley, CA and Pleasanton, CA, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine. Dr. Cheng's areas of expertise include pain management and sports health. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Rush University Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Cheng's practice 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)

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

Dr. Eric Stuffmann is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Stuffmann include hand surgery procedures. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Eden Medical Center and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. Dr. Stuffmann's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Lisa Breuner's specialty is podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). Dr. Breuner's patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Breuner honors. Her residency was performed at Florida Hospital. Dr. Breuner is professionally affiliated with Eden Medical Center. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , 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.