We found 13 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Aetna Choice POS near Sacramento, CA.

Dr. Janahn Carol Scalapino, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1020 29th Street; #270
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Janahn Scalapino is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. Dr. Scalapino is conversant in Medical Spanish. In her practice, she is particularly interested in vasculitis and rheumatic diseases. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Scalapino studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Her training includes residency programs at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center and Mayo Clinic. She is rated highly by her patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Scalapino honors. She has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, gout

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

Dr. Marion W Leff, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1201 Alhambra Boulevard; Suite 300
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Marion Leff works as a family practice physician in Sacramento, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Leff average 5.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include general care. Dr. Leff honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Leff obtained her medical school training at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. She has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Unfortunately, Dr. Leff is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Migraine, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, Skin Issues, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Molly M Baker, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1201 Alhambra Boulevard; Suite 330
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Molly Baker is a physician who specializes in family medicine. In her practice, she is particularly interested in general care. Dr. Baker is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Men's Health Issues, Sleep Disorders, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mehrnaz Hojjati, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1020 29th Street; #270
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Mehrnaz Hojjati's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. She is especially interested in rheumatic diseases. Dr. Hojjati is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. Before performing her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Hospital of Saint Raphael, Dr. Hojjati attended Shaheed Beheshti Medical University for medical school.

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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. Shannon C Becker, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2210 Del Paso Road; Suite A
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Shannon Becker's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Becker attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Sutter Health. Areas of expertise for Dr. Becker include general care. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Becker is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Men's Health Issues, Circumcision, Fibromyalgia, Bone ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Ralph Haynes, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1201 Alhambra Boulevard; Suite 220
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Robert Haynes specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Sacramento, CA and Elk Grove, CA. Before completing his residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center, Dr. Haynes attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. His clinical interests include general care. Dr. Haynes accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Haynes is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis, General Care, Heart Failure, Asthma, Alzheimer's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bryan T Nelson, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1201 Alhambra Boulevard; Suite 330
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Bryan Nelson's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Nelson is especially interested in general care. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nelson takes. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Nelson attended Creighton University School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Nelson's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Men's Health Issues, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Skin Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott Gerald Smith, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2725 Capitol Avenue; Suite 302
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Scott Smith's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave Dr. Smith an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in musculoskeletal surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Smith's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, shoulder arthritis

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Foot Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Yuhwan Hong, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2725 Capitol Avenue; Suite 302
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Yuhwan Hong's areas of specialization are foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In his practice, Dr. Hong focuses on musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Hong's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Hong has an open panel. Before completing his residency at Union Memorial Hospital, Dr. Hong attended medical school at New York Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Radial Head Replacement, Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Douglas Alan Dennis Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4860 Y Street; Acc #3800
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Douglas Dennis' area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Dennis's clinical interests encompass musculoskeletal surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Solano Medical Center, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Dennis's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, arthritis, shoulder arthritis

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Radial Head Replacement, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew Lee Tweet, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2725 Capitol Avenue; Suite 302
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Matthew Tweet specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a special interest in musculoskeletal surgery. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tweet's education and training includes medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Tweet has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthritis

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Radial Head Replacement, Elbow Arthroscopy, Fractures, Musculoskeletal Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jerry D Labson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2725 Capitol Avenue; Department 302
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Jerry Labson is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Sacramento, CA. He is especially interested in musculoskeletal surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Labson graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Labson accepts. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, arthritis, shoulder arthritis

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Radial Head Replacement, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Knee ... (Read more)

Roya Mirmiran
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
2725 Capitol Avenue; Suite 302
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Roya Mirmiran works as a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon. Dr. Mirmiran's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Ligament Problems, Ankle Problems, Ankle Reconstruction, Heel Pain, Arthritis, ... (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.