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We found 15 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Aetna near Branford, CT.

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Specializes in Other, Rheumatology
420 East Main Street; Suite 13
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Deborah Desir is a rheumatologist in Hamden, CT, Branford, CT, and New Haven, CT. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Desir is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She welcomes new patients. She is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine and a graduate of Yale-New Haven Hospital's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout

All Interests: Dermatomyositis, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Neck Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fever, Bone Density ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Other, Rheumatology
420 East Main Street; Suite 13
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Sonia Gordon-Dole's area of specialization is rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases). Dr. Gordon-Dole (or staff) speaks the following languages: Chinese and Italian. Dr. Gordon-Dole is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Gordon-Dole is 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout

All Interests: Dermatomyositis, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fever, Bone Density ... (Read more)

Dr. David Brandon Cohen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
84 North Main Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. David Cohen's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and Orange, CT. Dr. Cohen (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Cohen is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He studied medicine at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School. Dr. Cohen's medical residency was performed at Hospital for Special Surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cohen honors. Dr. Cohen is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Tendonitis, Elbow Problems, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph C Wu, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1224 Main Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Joseph Wu is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Wu include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Wu is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wu is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of State University of New York (SUNY) and a graduate of Yale-New Haven Hospital's residency program. He speaks Mandarin, Cantonese, and Shanghainese.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Foot Surgery, Elbow Problems, Closed Reduction, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Phillips Altman, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1224 Main Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Mark Altman's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Hamden, CT, Norwalk, CT, and New Haven, CT. Patient reviews placed Dr. Altman at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Orthopaedic Hospital. Dr. Altman is professionally affiliated with Western Connecticut Health Network and Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Tumor, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Rowland Brook Mayor, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1224 Main Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Rowland Mayor's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Mayor's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Mayor is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Elbow Problems, Closed Reduction, Fractures, Knee Problems, Ankle ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1224 Main Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Jeffrey Sumner is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sumner is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Albany Medical College and residency at Albany Medical Center. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Hip Fracture, Scoliosis, Closed Reduction, Spinal Fusion, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
84 North Main Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Philip Minotti sees patients in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and Milford, CT. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Minotti is professionally affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and a graduate of Jefferson University Hospitals' residency program. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Closed Reduction, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthritis, Total Joint Replacement, Knee Replacement

Dr. James Kevin Lynch, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1224 Main Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. J. Lynch is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. His medical residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Hospital of Saint Raphael. Dr. Lynch's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, disabilities, and arthritis. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Tendonitis, Fractures, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Disabilities, Arthritis, Sports ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1224 Main Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. John Daigneault's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Daigneault include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and rotator cuff surgery. Dr. Daigneault is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Daigneault is a graduate of Albany Medical College. He trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
84 North Main Street; Building #2
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Patrick Ruwe specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Hamden, CT, Branford, CT, and New Haven, CT. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ruwe studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Knee Problems, Knee Arthroscopy, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Arthritis, Sports Injuries, Rotator Cuff ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
84 North Main Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. John McCallum specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, shoulder surgery, and minimally invasive knee surgery. Dr. McCallum has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Dr. McCallum is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Hip Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Fractures, Knee Problems, Minimally Invasive Knee Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
469 W Main Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Christopher Lynch is a medical specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. Dr. Lynch takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Lynch trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. His professional affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Tendonitis, Reconstructive Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
84 North Main Street; Building #2
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Enzo Sella's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sella include foot problems and ankle problems. Dr. Sella is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Sella's residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Tumor, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Diabetic Foot Ulcers, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
12 Village Street; Suite 8
North Haven, CT
 

Dr. Michael Connair is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Dr. Connair attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Connair honors Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Reconstructive Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Arthritis, ... (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.