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We found 24 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Great-West Healthcare near Hamden, CT.

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Specializes in Other, Rheumatology
3018 Dixwell Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Deborah Desir, who practices in Hamden, CT, Branford, CT, and New Haven, CT, is a medical specialist in rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases). Dr. Desir is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before performing her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Desir attended Yale School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is accepting 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, Adult Rheumatology
6 Devine Street; Suite 2b
North Haven, CT
 

Dr. Cristina Brunet, who practices in Madison, CT, Old Saybrook, CT, and North Haven, CT, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Before completing her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Brunet attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brunet include lupus, lyme disease, and giant cell arteritis (temporal arteritis). On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brunet honors. Dr. Brunet is affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, arthritis, gout

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Bone Density Test, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Other, Rheumatology
3018 Dixwell Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Sonia Gordon-Dole is a physician who specializes in rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases). She is rated highly by her patients. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Gordon-Dole attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. Dr. Gordon-Dole (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Chinese and Italian. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. 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)

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
6 Devine Street; North Haven Medical Center Suite 2b
North Haven, CT
 

Dr. Janine Evans sees patients in New Haven, CT and North Haven, CT. Her medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Her professional affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Evans's office for an appointment. Dr. Evans is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. She trained at Temple University Hospital for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout

All Interests: Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fever, Scleroderma, Gout, Lupus, Lyme Disease, Vasculitis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
264 Amity Road; Suite 101
Woodbridge, CT
 

Dr. M. Marer's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Great-West Healthcare, Guardian, and Anthem are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Marer accepts. She has an open panel. Dr. Marer obtained her medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed her residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Marer (or staff) is conversant in Hungarian and French.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Menopause, Thyroid Problems, Hepatitis, Metabolism, Headache, Atrial Fibrillation, Immunization, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
6 Devine Street
North Haven, CT
 

Dr. Richard Bucala's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in rheumatoid arthritis. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Bucala studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Bucala's training includes a residency program at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bucala accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Autoimmune Disorders, Joint Problems

Dr. David Brandon Cohen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2408 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. David Cohen is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and Orange, CT. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cohen accepts. After attending Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School, Dr. Cohen completed his residency training at Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Cohen (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes 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. David Hudson Gibson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2200 Whitney Avenue; Suite 140
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. David Gibson sees patients in Hamden, CT and New Haven, CT. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Gibson is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Yale School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He 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: Tendonitis, Closed Reduction, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Total ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph C Wu, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2200 Whitney Avenue; Suite 140
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Joseph Wu's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and Branford, CT. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wu honors. He attended medical school at State University of New York (SUNY). His residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Cantonese, and Shanghainese. Dr. Wu is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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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
2200 Whitney Avenue; Suite 140
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Mark Altman works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Hamden, CT, Norwalk, CT, and New Haven, CT. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is affiliated with Western Connecticut Health Network and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Altman is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Altman's training includes residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Orthopaedic Hospital.

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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
2200 Whitney Avenue; Suite 140
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Rowland Mayor's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and Branford, CT. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mayor is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mayor takes. Dr. Mayor has an open panel. He attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at Montefiore Medical Center for residency.

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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
2200 Whitney Avenue; Suite 170
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Jeffrey Sumner's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. After completing medical school at Albany Medical College, he performed his residency at Albany Medical Center. Patient reviews placed Dr. Sumner at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. 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 Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9 Washington Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Richard Bernstein is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. The average patient rating for Dr. Bernstein is 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bernstein accepts. His professional affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Bernstein welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Wrist Fracture, Elbow Fracture, Hand Fracture, Tendonitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Congenital Hand ... (Read more)

Dr. John M Aversa, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2408 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. John Aversa is an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Aversa is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Aversa include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. He is affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Aversa obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Tendonitis, Bursitis, Shoulder Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9 Washington Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Shirvinda Wijesekera works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine and a graduate of Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Wijesekera is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Spine Problems, Hip ... (Read more)

Dr. James Kevin Lynch, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2200 Whitney Avenue; Suite 140
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. J. Lynch's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Lynch completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Hospital of Saint Raphael. His areas of expertise include knee problems, disabilities, and arthritis. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Lynch is open to 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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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.