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

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. In addition to English, Dr. Lin speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese. Clinical interests for Dr. Lin 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. The average patient rating for Dr. Lin is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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 medical specialty is adult rheumatology. His clinical interests encompass rheumatic diseases. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Su is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford University Medical Center's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Su speaks Mandarin. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, 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, 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 medical specialist in adult rheumatology. The average patient rating for Dr. Fischer is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise 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. Dr. Fischer is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He has an open panel. He graduated from 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.

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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 specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Kale include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Kale is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. He attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Kale trained at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Kale (or staff) speaks Spanish, Persian, and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Washington Hospital Healthcare System and St. Rose Hospital. Dr. Kale 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 is an adult cardiology specialist in Castro Valley, CA, Livermore, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Abudayeh include heart problems and general care. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Abudayeh is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Before performing his residency at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco, Dr. Abudayeh attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Abudayeh (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Abudayeh is affiliated with Eden Medical Center, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Physician Network. Dr. Abudayeh 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 practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). Dr. Bartis's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Bartis is accepting new patients. For his residency, Dr. Bartis trained at Stanford University Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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 specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Horner include hand surgery procedures. His hospital/clinic affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Horner accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. 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 works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Livermore, CA and Dublin, CA. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Donnelly is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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, who practices in Pleasanton, CA and San Ramon, CA, is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Burgar speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network. She is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Burgar takes. 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. 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; he sees patients in Oakland, CA, Dublin, CA, and San Ramon, CA. His clinical interests include hand surgery procedures. Dr. Stuffmann accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Eden Medical Center and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. 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's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Wolpa's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. His practice is open to 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 physiatrist and sports medicine specialist. In Dr. Cheng's practice, he is particularly interested in pain management and sports health. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, 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 is a foot doctor. She is professionally affiliated with Eden Medical Center. For her residency, Dr. Breuner trained at Florida Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Breuner is 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice 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)

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 takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network and Sutter Tracy Community Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Dougherty's office for an appointment.

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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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