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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 is a rheumatologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: myositis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Martin honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. 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 area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Taw's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), fibromyalgia, and arthritis. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Taw takes. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Taw's distinctions include: UCLA Exceptional Physician Award Southern California Rising Stars; Super Doctors; and Southern California Rising Stars. He is 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's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Bhagia's education and training includes medical school at Medical College Baroda and residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael, Medical College Baroda, and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bhagia include carpal tunnel syndrome. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bhagia (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Northridge Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Bhagia has an open panel.

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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. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in hand surgery procedures, arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Ziv is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ziv accepts. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ziv's office for an appointment. He studied medicine at 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. Dr. Ziv 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 sees patients in Thousand Oaks, CA. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Bashner speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bashner include knee problems, shoulder problems, and hip problems. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for residency. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Bashner takes Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Evan Jay Bachner, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1220 La Venta Drive; Suite 202
Westlake Village, CA
 

Dr. Evan Bachner's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in West Hills, CA and Westlake Village, CA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Dr. Bachner accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to 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 sees patients in Los Angeles, CA and Anaheim, CA. His medical specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: wrist fracture, hand surgery procedures, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Hay's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health System and Cedars-Sinai. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and St. Louis University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hay trained at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has received the distinction of 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's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). In his practice, he is particularly interested in back pain, hyaluronic acid joint injections (viscosupplementation), and facet injection. Dr. Yoon is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, Dr. Yoon attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars.

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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.