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We found 57 rheumatologists who accept Anthem Blue Cross of California near West Hollywood, CA.

Dr. John Dermot Fitzgerald, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
10880 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 530
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. John Fitzgerald specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Los Angeles, CA and Santa Monica, CA. Dr. Fitzgerald's clinical interests encompass gout. The average patient rating for Dr. Fitzgerald is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Fitzgerald completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Fitzgerald has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal Problems, Gout

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
8737 Beverly Boulevard; Suite 302
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Swamy Venuturupalli's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. The average patient rating for Dr. Venuturupalli is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Venuturupalli include antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, psoriatic arthritis, and inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Venuturupalli is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Venuturupalli honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured. He attended the University of Mumbai and Topiwala National Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Venuturupalli (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu, Spanish, and Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Myositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mihaela Botea Taylor, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
200 Medical Plaza; #365, 530, 420, 120
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Mihaela Taylor is a specialist in adult rheumatology. She attended Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy and then went on to complete her residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, and myositis. Patient reviews placed Dr. Taylor at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. Dr. Taylor has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. She is conversant in Romanian. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Myositis, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ultrasound, Scleroderma, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel G Arkfeld, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1031 West 34th Street Usc University Park Campus
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Arkfeld is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Arkfeld has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Arkfeld include fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. He is professionally affiliated with USC Healthcare Center 2. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Arkfeld attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors; Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit Honor Society, 1980 - 1982; and Loyola Marymount University Scholastic Honors Program, 1980 - 1982.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Fibromyalgia, Gout, Connective Tissue Disorders, Osteoarthritis

Dr. Andreas Otto Reiff, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Pediatric Rheumatology
4650 W Sunset Boulevard; Ms# 60
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Andreas Reiff is a specialist in pediatric rheumatology. Dr. Reiff is conversant in German. His professional affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). He is a graduate of the University of Freiburg Faculty of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Reiff average 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Teaching, Research

Dr. Elizabeth Rita Volkmann, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
200 Ucla Medical Plaza; Suite B365
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Volkmann works as an adult rheumatologist in Sylmar, CA and Los Angeles, CA. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Her areas of expertise include raynaud's, scleroderma, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Dr. Volkmann is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Volkmann speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Scleroderma, Pulmonary Hypertension, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Raynaud's, Connective Tissue ... (Read more)

Dr. Soo In Choi, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
757 Westwood Plaza; Room B711
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Soo Choi is an adult rheumatology specialist. She speaks Korean. Dr. Choi's clinical interests include myositis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. She is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. She attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Choi trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Choi accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars.

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Clinical interests: Myositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Gout, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
250 N. Robertson Boulevard; Suite 603
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Lillian Szydlo, who practices in Beverly Hills, CA, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Szydlo (or staff) speaks Spanish and Yiddish. Her areas of expertise include the following: psoriatic arthritis, polymyositis, and lupus. Dr. Szydlo is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. She graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Patients gave Dr. Szydlo an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Szydlo takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. She has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Polymyositis, Dermatomyositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Rheumatic ... (Read more)

Dr. Katherine Anne Briones Marzan, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Pediatric Rheumatology
4650 W Sunset Boulevard; Ms #60
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Katherine Marzan works as a pediatric rheumatologist in Los Angeles, CA. She honors Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Marzan's education and training includes medical school at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include MemorialCare Health System and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).

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Clinical interests: Dermatomyositis, Arthritis, Education, Vasculitis

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
200 Medical Plaza; #365, 420
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Peter Kim sees patients in Los Angeles, CA. His medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kim include osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and vasculitis. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. He is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis

Dr. Jennifer Kuen-Ling King, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
200 Ucla Medical Plaza; Suite B365
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Jennifer King practices adult rheumatology in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. King graduated from Harvard Medical School and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Her training includes residency programs at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Her clinical interests include psoriatic arthritis, polymyositis, and dermatomyositis. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. King is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Polymyositis, Dermatomyositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Amyloidosis, Scleroderma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Diane Elizabeth Brown, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
4650 Sunset Boulevard; Stop 60
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Diane Brown is a specialist in pediatric rheumatology. Her professional affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). She studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Brown completed her residency training at St. Louis Children's Hospital. She accepts Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Dr. Ram Raj Singh, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
200 Medical Plaza; #365, 530, 420, 120
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Ram Singh is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He works in Los Angeles, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Singh include myositis, rheumatoid arthritis, and vasculitis. His professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Singh obtained his medical school training at King George Medical University and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and a hospital affiliated with King George Medical University. Dr. Singh (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi.

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Clinical interests: Myositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis

Dr. Roy Davis Altman, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
200 Ucla Medical Plaza; Suite B365
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Roy Altman's specialty is adult rheumatology. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Altman completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Altman is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
191 S. Buena Vista Street; Suite 100
Burbank, CA
 

Dr. Sue Chung's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Chung is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chung (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Korean. She is affiliated with Facey Medical Group. She has an open panel.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
8737 Beverly Boulevard; Suite 203
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. David Hallegua is a rheumatologist. On average, patients gave Dr. Hallegua a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Hallegua include lupus, crohn's disease, and polymyositis. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram.

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Clinical interests: Polymyositis, Dermatomyositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Crohn's Disease, Gout, Lupus, Vasculitis, ... (Read more)

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What is Rheumatology?

Rheumatology is the medical specialty that is concerned with arthritis and other diseases of inflammation. Inflammation can occur anywhere in the body, but it is most common in the joints and connective tissues. Arthritis, which occurs in the joints, is also a very common condition, so rheumatology is strongly associated with joint care. But rheumatology is about more that just arthritis. Other conditions that a rheumatologist might treat include:
  • Lupus, a chronic inflammatory disease
  • Ankylosing spondylitis, inflammation at the base of the spine
  • Sjogren’s syndrome, an autoimmune disorder that stops production of tears and saliva
  • Fibromyalgia, a disorder causing widespread, chronic pain and fatigue

Pediatric rheumatologists are doctors that specialize in treating inflammatory diseases in children. Rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and other inflammatory diseases can begin even in childhood, and can cause a unique set of problems for active and growing children.

Rheumatologists use patient symptoms as well as lab tests and imaging tests such as MRIs to diagnose disease. Treatment varies widely depending on the diagnosis, but it may include physiotherapy (to improve motion, ability, and function) or medications. Commonly prescribed medications include anti-inflammatories such as NSAIDS (e.g. Tylenol, Ibuprofen) and steroids, or immune system suppressants such as methotrexate and TNF inhibitor medications (e.g. Enbrel, Humira). The goal is always to increase the patient’s ability to move without pain and to reduce the need for future treatment.