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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's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Dr. Fischer studied medicine at 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. In his practice, he is particularly interested in asthma, food allergy, and rheumatic diseases. Dr. Fischer has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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's area of specialization is family medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Lin average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lin include general care. Dr. Lin honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lin attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Taiwanese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has a closed panel.

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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's specialty is adult rheumatology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Su include rheumatic diseases. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Su honors. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Su speaks Mandarin. His hospital/clinic 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: , 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 practices adult cardiology in Castro Valley, CA, Livermore, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Abudayeh at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in heart problems and general care. He is professionally affiliated with Eden Medical Center, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Physician Network. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Abudayeh graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His medical residency was performed at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco. Dr. Abudayeh (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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 works as a foot doctor in Fremont, CA and Dublin, CA. He trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Bartis honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 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)

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

Dr. Alexandra Burgar is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Burgar takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. She speaks Spanish. She 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's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Donnelly's areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Donnelly takes. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. He is accepting 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)

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

Dr. Gregory Horner's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include hand surgery procedures. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Horner is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He 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). Dr. Horner's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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)

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

Dr. Sean Dougherty's areas of specialization are foot & ankle surgery, general podiatry, and sports medicine; he sees patients in Pleasanton, CA, San Ramon, CA, and Tracy, CA. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dougherty honors. Dr. Dougherty's professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network and Sutter Tracy Community Hospital. He 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)

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. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. McAloon is professionally affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network and 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, Plantar Fasciitis, Tendon Ruptures, Foot Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Eric Stuffmann's medical specialty is hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Stuffmann is especially interested in hand surgery procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Eden Medical Center and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine.

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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 has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Wolpa honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He has an open panel.

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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 rehabilitation physician and sports medicine specialist in Berkeley, CA and Pleasanton, CA. Dr. Cheng's areas of expertise include the following: pain management and sports health. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Cheng is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He has an open panel.

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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 specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and practices in Pleasanton, CA. Dr. Breuner has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She completed her residency training at Florida Hospital. Dr. Breuner is professionally affiliated with Eden Medical Center. She is accepting 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.