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We found 8 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Medicare near Westlake Village, CA.

Dr. William Joshua Martin, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1250 La Venta Drive; Suite 207
Westlake Village, CA
 

Dr. William Martin sees patients in Westlake Village, CA and Santa Monica, CA. His medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Martin attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Martin's areas of expertise include myositis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout

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

Dr. Malcolm Beng-Tee Taw, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1250 La Venta Drive; Suite 101a
Westlake Village, CA
 

Dr. Malcolm Taw's medical specialty is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), fibromyalgia, and arthritis. Dr. Taw is professionally affiliated with UCLA Health. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Taw completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Taw accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: UCLA Exceptional Physician Award Southern California Rising Stars; Super Doctors; and Southern California Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Pain, Headache, Fibromyalgia, Neuropathy, Arthritis, Sinusitis, Alternative Medicine, Acupuncture ... (Read more)

Dr. Umesh T Bhagia, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1220 La Venta Drive; Suite 202
Westlake Village, CA
 

Dr. Umesh Bhagia specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in West Hills, CA and Westlake Village, CA. Dr. Bhagia has a special interest in carpal tunnel syndrome. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending Medical College Baroda for medical school, he completed his residency training at Hospital of Saint Raphael, Medical College Baroda, and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Bhagia (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Bhagia's hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Northridge Hospital Medical Center. He is open to 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)

Dr. Eli T Ziv, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
110 Jensen Court; Suite 2a
Thousand Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Eli Ziv's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Ziv's areas of clinical interest consist of hand surgery procedures, arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Ziv's practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Ziv completed a residency program at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Arthritis, Musculoskeletal Surgery, Hand ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Craig Bashner, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
110 Jensen Court; Suite 2a
Thousand Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Brian Bashner is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is especially interested in knee problems, shoulder problems, and hip problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bashner is in-network for Blue Shield, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Bashner attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1220 La Venta Drive; Suite 202
Westlake Village, CA
 

Dr. Evan Bachner is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Bachner average 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bachner include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his professional training, Dr. Bachner completed a residency program at Mount Sinai Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6801 Park Terrace Drive; Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. David Hay, who practices in Los Angeles, CA and Anaheim, CA, is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Hay's areas of expertise include wrist fracture, hand surgery procedures, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and St. Louis University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System and Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , gout

All Interests: Pain, Wrist Fracture, Wrist Problems, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Surgical Procedures, Nerve Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Physiatry
6801 Park Terrace Drive; Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Steve Yoon's medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Yoon include back pain, hyaluronic acid joint injections (viscosupplementation), and facet injection. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yoon takes. After completing medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Dr. Yoon performed his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Transplant Procedures, Hip Problems, Hyaluronic Acid Joint Injections, Neck ... (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.