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We found 58 rheumatologists who accept Anthem Blue Cross of California near West Hollywood, CA.

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

Dr. Swamy Venuturupalli specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Los Angeles, CA and West Hollywood, CA. He graduated from the University of Mumbai and Topiwala National Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Venuturupalli completed residency programs at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. His areas of expertise include the following: antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, psoriatic arthritis, and inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Venuturupalli has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Venuturupalli takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Venuturupalli (or staff) speaks Telugu, Spanish, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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

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 speaks Spanish. He has indicated that his clinical interests include gout. His professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Fitzgerald graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Patient ratings for Dr. Fitzgerald average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fitzgerald has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal Problems, Gout

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

Dr. Mihaela Taylor's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and adult rheumatology; she sees patients in Los Angeles, CA and Santa Monica, CA. Dr. Taylor's areas of expertise include osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, and myositis. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. After attending Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy for medical school, Dr. Taylor completed her residency training at Loma Linda University Medical Center. She has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Romanian. Dr. Taylor is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. She is open to 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 is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise consist of fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. He is affiliated with USC Healthcare Center 2. Dr. Arkfeld takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Arkfeld trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Arkfeld include: 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's specialty is pediatric rheumatology. Dr. Reiff graduated from the University of Freiburg Faculty of Medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for 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. In addition to English, he speaks German. Dr. Reiff is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).

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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, who practices in Sylmar, CA and Los Angeles, CA, is a medical specialist in rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases). She studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Volkmann has a special interest in raynaud's, scleroderma, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Dr. Volkmann is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally 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)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Rheumatology
8501 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 200
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Terry Podell sees patients in Sherman Oaks, CA and Beverly Hills, CA. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and adult rheumatology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Podell at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include depression, snoring, and sports physicals. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Podell accepts. Dr. Podell attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Depression, Pain, Type 1 Diabetes, Hip Problems, Upper Respiratory Infection, Heartburn, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Lillian Szydlo works as an adult rheumatologist. Dr. Szydlo (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Yiddish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Szydlo include psoriatic arthritis, polymyositis, and lupus. She is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Her education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Szydlo is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors.

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

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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. Clinical interests for Dr. Kim include osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and vasculitis. Dr. Kim is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kim trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

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

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

Dr. Soo Choi is a Los Angeles, CA physician who specializes in rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases). Dr. Choi's areas of expertise include myositis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After attending Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Choi speaks Korean. She is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Ram Singh's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and adult rheumatology; he sees patients in Los Angeles, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Singh include myositis, rheumatoid arthritis, and vasculitis. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Singh studied medicine at King George Medical University. Dr. Singh's medical residency was performed 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 the following foreign languages: Hindi and Punjabi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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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 is a specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Altman is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors.

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Dr. Sue Yeon Chung, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
191 S. Buena Vista Street; Suite 100
Burbank, CA
 

Dr. Sue Chung's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. She is affiliated with Facey Medical Group. Dr. Chung accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. Dr. Chung obtained her medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed her residency at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Chung (or staff) speaks Spanish and Korean.

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Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
10833 Le Conte Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Deborah McCurdy is a Los Angeles, CA physician who specializes in pediatric rheumatology. Dr. McCurdy accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at The Hospital for Sick Children. Dr. McCurdy's distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors; Voted Best Doctors; and Top Women Southern California Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Dr. Veena Kittane Ranganath, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
200 Medical Plaza; #365, 530, 420, 120
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Veena Ranganath's specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Ranganath is especially interested in rheumatoid arthritis. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before performing her residency at VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Dr. Ranganath attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. She is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis

Dr. James Sam Louie, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
200 Medical Plaza; #365, 530, 420, 120
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. James Louie works as a rheumatologist. He attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Louie has a special interest in rheumatoid arthritis. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Louie accepts. He is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis

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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.