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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's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. His clinical interests include myositis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. His professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Martin attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Martin honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 sees patients in Santa Monica, CA, Westlake Village, CA, and Los Angeles, CA. His medical specialties are acupuncture and general internal medicine. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Taw's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), fibromyalgia, and arthritis. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Taw has received distinctions including UCLA Exceptional Physician Award Southern California Rising Stars; Super Doctors; and Southern California Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with UCLA Health.

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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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in West Hills, CA and Westlake Village, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Bhagia is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at Medical College Baroda. For his residency, Dr. Bhagia trained at Hospital of Saint Raphael, Medical College Baroda, and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. In addition to English, Dr. Bhagia (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Bhagia is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Northridge Hospital Medical Center. 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)

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

Dr. Eli Ziv is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Van Nuys, CA, Thousand Oaks, CA, and Valencia, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Ziv is 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Ziv focuses on hand surgery procedures, arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Ziv is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. He trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for his residency. In addition to English, he speaks 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 an orthopedist. He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bashner include knee problems, shoulder problems, and hip problems. Dr. Bashner obtained his medical school training at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bashner is open to 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's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Dr. Bachner is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Bachner attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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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 is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Los Angeles, CA and Anaheim, CA. Dr. Hay's areas of expertise include the following: wrist fracture, hand surgery procedures, and carpal tunnel syndrome. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health System and Cedars-Sinai. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and St. Louis University School of Medicine, Dr. Hay performed his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars.

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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 specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Yoon include back pain, hyaluronic acid joint injections (viscosupplementation), and facet injection. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Yoon attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Yoon trained at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. Dr. Yoon has received the following distinction: 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.