We found 13 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 specialty is family medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include general care. Patient ratings for Dr. Lin average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Lin is conversant in Mandarin and Taiwanese. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Lin 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. In his practice, Dr. Su focuses on rheumatic diseases. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He is open to new patients. 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. He speaks Mandarin.

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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 practices adult rheumatology in Palo Alto, CA, Dublin, CA, and Fremont, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Fischer is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Fischer include asthma, food allergy, and rheumatic diseases. Dr. Fischer honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Fischer performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, gout

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

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

Dr. Nabil Abudayeh sees patients in Castro Valley, CA, Livermore, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. 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. 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 is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Abudayeh (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Abudayeh's hospital/clinic affiliations include Eden Medical Center, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Physician Network. His 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' area of specialization is podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bartis trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Bartis speaks Spanish. 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: , arthritis

All Interests: Warts, Sports Health, Athlete's Foot, Foot Surgery, Plantar Warts, Ingrown Nails, Neuropathy, ... (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 physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Donnelly graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. He honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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)

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

Dr. Alexandra Burgar is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Burgar is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. 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. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network. Dr. Burgar is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Gregory Horner sees patients in Pleasanton, CA and San Ramon, CA. His medical specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Horner include hand surgery procedures. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Horner accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is professionally affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. Dr. Horner'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, Dupuytren's Contracture, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Sean Dougherty practices foot & ankle surgery, general podiatry, and sports medicine. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network and Sutter Tracy Community Hospital. Dr. Dougherty's 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)

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

Dr. Eric Stuffmann is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include hand surgery procedures. He honors Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Stuffmann graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Eden Medical Center and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wolpa's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wolpa takes. Dr. Wolpa 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 specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine. Dr. Cheng has a special interest in pain management and sports health. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He graduated from Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Rush University Medical Center for his residency. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Cheng 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). She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Breuner takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She completed her residency training at Florida Hospital. Dr. Breuner is professionally affiliated with Eden Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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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.
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