We found 22 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's area of specialization is rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases). She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Desir's education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Desir's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout

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

Specializes in Other, Rheumatology
3018 Dixwell Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Sonia Gordon-Dole works as a rheumatologist. She graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Gordon-Dole's residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Gordon-Dole is 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Gordon-Dole (or staff) speaks Chinese and Italian. Dr. Gordon-Dole 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, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fever, Bone Density ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Cristina Brunet's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her areas of expertise include lupus, lyme disease, and giant cell arteritis (temporal arteritis). Dr. Brunet is affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. She accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Brunet's office for an appointment. Before performing her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Brunet attended Yale School of Medicine.

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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)

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

Dr. Janine Evans is an adult rheumatology specialist in New Haven, CT and North Haven, CT. Dr. Evans's professional affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. She is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She is accepting new patients. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. Evans completed her residency training at Temple University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout

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

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

Dr. M. Marer practices general internal medicine. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Marer is 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Great-West Healthcare, Guardian, and Anthem. In addition to English, Dr. Marer (or staff) speaks Hungarian and French. Dr. Marer is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
6 Devine Street
North Haven, CT
 

Dr. Richard Bucala's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bucala include rheumatoid arthritis. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school, Dr. Bucala completed his residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System.

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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's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and Orange, CT. He studied medicine at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Cohen trained at Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Cohen's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cohen (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Cohen 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: 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
2200 Whitney Avenue; Suite 140
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Joseph Wu's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and Branford, CT. His areas of clinical interest consist of arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Wu is a graduate of State University of New York (SUNY). Dr. Wu trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for his residency. He speaks Mandarin, Cantonese, and Shanghainese. 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: 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
2200 Whitney Avenue; Suite 140
Hamden, 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. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mayor is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Mayor completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Mark Phillips Altman, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2200 Whitney Avenue; Suite 140
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Mark Altman is a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. The average patient rating for Dr. Altman is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Altman accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Orthopaedic Hospital. Dr. Altman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Western Connecticut Health Network and Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting 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)

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. Before completing his residency at Albany Medical Center, Dr. Sumner attended medical school at Albany Medical College. Dr. Sumner has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Richard Bernstein specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Dr. Bernstein's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Bernstein is affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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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's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Aversa is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Aversa's education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. John Paul Daigneault, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2200 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. John Daigneault's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Daigneault's clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and rotator cuff surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He attended medical school at Albany Medical College. His residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Daigneault average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for 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: Sports Health, Tendonitis, Shoulder Surgery, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Shirvinda Wijesekera is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Wijesekera is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Spinal Trauma, Arthritis, Orthopedic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2408 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Norman Kaplan is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Hamden, CT and New Haven, CT. Patient ratings for Dr. Kaplan average 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kaplan takes. Dr. Kaplan attended medical school at New York Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Kaplan trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital. 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: Knee Problems, Knee Arthroscopy, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Arthritis, Total Joint Replacement, 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.
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