We found 14 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 rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases) specialist. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Desir's education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Desir takes. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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 is a specialist in rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases). Dr. Gordon-Dole (or staff) speaks the following languages: Chinese and Italian. Dr. Gordon-Dole is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gordon-Dole welcomes 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. Joseph C Wu, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1224 Main Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Joseph Wu's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Wu speaks Mandarin, Cantonese, and Shanghainese. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He attended State University of New York (SUNY) and then went on to complete his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wu is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Foot Surgery, Elbow Problems, Closed Reduction, Shoulder ... (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; he sees patients in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and Branford, CT. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before completing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Mayor attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Mayor is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Elbow Problems, Closed Reduction, Fractures, Knee Problems, Ankle ... (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. Dr. Cohen (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Cohen attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School and subsequently trained at Hospital for Special Surgery for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Cohen is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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. 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. His professional affiliations include Western Connecticut Health Network and Yale New Haven Health System. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Dr. Altman performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Orthopaedic Hospital. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Altman honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Sumner is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from Albany Medical College and then he performed his residency at Albany Medical Center. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Sumner honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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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 is an orthopedic surgeon in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and Milford, CT. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Minotti graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Minotti is affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. 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. John Paul Daigneault, MD
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 sees patients in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and Branford, CT. Dr. Daigneault's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and rotator cuff surgery. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Albany Medical College and a graduate of Yale-New Haven Hospital's residency program. Dr. Daigneault is professionally 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: Sports Health, Tendonitis, Shoulder Surgery, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Christopher Lynch's specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. His professional affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Lynch is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lynch is accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland.

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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. Patrick Ruwe is an orthopedic surgeon. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Ruwe is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare. He graduated from Yale School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Ruwe's professional 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's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. McCallum include knee problems, shoulder surgery, and minimally invasive knee surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McCallum takes. He welcomes new patients. Dr. McCallum's education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center.

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

Dr. Michael Connair practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Connair's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Connair include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Health Net, ConnectiCare, and more. Dr. Connair is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. 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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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
84 North Main Street; Building #2
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Enzo Sella is an orthopedist in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and Branford, CT. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include foot problems and ankle problems. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sella takes. Dr. Sella graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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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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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.