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

Dr. Cristina Brunet's specialty is adult rheumatology. These areas are among Dr. Brunet's clinical interests: lupus, lyme disease, and giant cell arteritis (temporal arteritis). She is professionally affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. She studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Brunet's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Brunet is accepting new patients.

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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 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)

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

Dr. Janine Evans is a specialist in adult rheumatology. She accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and a graduate of Temple University Hospital's residency program. Dr. Evans's professional affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. She is open to new patients.

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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 specialty is general internal medicine. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Great-West Healthcare, Guardian, and Anthem. Dr. Marer is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Marer completed her residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. In addition to English, Dr. Marer (or staff) speaks Hungarian and French. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She welcomes new patients.

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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 specialty is adult rheumatology. He has a special interest in rheumatoid arthritis. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Bucala obtained his medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Bucala is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Autoimmune Disorders, Joint Problems

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. 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
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. 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
2408 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, 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
2200 Whitney Avenue; Suite 140
Hamden, 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
2200 Whitney Avenue; Suite 170
Hamden, 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 Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9 Washington Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Richard Bernstein's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Hamden, CT, Milford, CT, and New Haven, CT. Dr. Bernstein's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After attending the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Dr. Bernstein's professional affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to 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 orthopedist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Aversa include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before performing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Aversa attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Aversa's professional affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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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 specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Hamden, CT, Milford, CT, and New Haven, CT. Dr. Wijesekera is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wijesekera honors. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. John Paul Daigneault, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2200 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, 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 Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2408 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Norman Kaplan is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He is a graduate of New York Medical College and a graduate of Yale-New Haven Hospital's residency program. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Kaplan is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Kaplan's practice is open to 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.