We found 38 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Railroad Medicare near West Haven, CT.

Specializes in Other, Adult Rheumatology
950 Campbell Avenue
West 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
950 Campbell Avenue
West Haven, CT
 

Dr. Lisa Suter works as an adult rheumatologist. Her professional affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Suter obtained her medical school training at Yale School of Medicine and performed her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Suter accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Arthritis, Systemic Vasculitis

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
789 Howard Avenue; Dana Building 3rd Floor
New 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
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Madeline Wilson works as an internist. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, menopause, and immunization (preventive vaccines). She is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Wilson performed her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Wilson is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Menopause, Depression, Diabetes, Immunization, Osteoporosis, Arthritis, Cholesterol Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
950 Campbell Avenue
West Haven, CT
 

Dr. Insoo Kang is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. He speaks Korean. His areas of expertise consist of rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Dr. Kang's professional affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. His medical residency was performed at Hospital of Saint Raphael. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rheumatic Diseases, Autoimmune Disorders, Joint Problems, Systemic Lupus ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
789 Howard Avenue; Dana Building - 3rd Floor
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Erol Fikrig is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Fikrig include bursitis, lyme disease, and arthritis. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Fikrig is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Fikrig's residency was performed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Bursitis, Arthritis, Lyme Disease, Sjogren's Syndrome

Specializes in General Practice, General Internal Medicine
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Walter Kernan's specialties are general practice and general internal medicine. He practices in New Haven, CT. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kernan is accepting new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Dartmouth Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Stroke, Asthma, Osteoarthritis

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
789 Howard Avenue
New 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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
One Long Wharf Drive; 6th Floor
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. James Yue practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in New Haven, CT, Stamford, CT, and Guilford, CT. Dr. Yue (or staff) speaks the following languages: German and French. His areas of clinical interest consist of spine problems, fractures (broken bones), and trauma. Dr. Yue is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Yue is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Artificial Disc Replacement, Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Herniated Disc, Spinal Fusion, Fractures, Lower ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph C Wu, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, 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
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, 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
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, 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)

Dr. Michael John Medvecky, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Michael Medvecky sees patients in New Haven, CT, Milford, CT, and Guilford, CT. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Medvecky include knee arthritis, rotator cuff surgery, and PCL injury. Dr. Medvecky's hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. He studied medicine at New York Medical College. He completed his residency training at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Medvecky honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, PCL Injury, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Elbow ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, 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 Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Michael Baumgaertner works as an orthopedic surgeon in New Haven, CT and Milford, CT. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baumgaertner accepts. Dr. Baumgaertner's professional affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Wrist Fracture, Elbow Fracture, Hip Problems, Ankle Fracture, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Khalid M Abbed, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
One Long Wharf Drive; Suite 600
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Khalid Abbed is a spine surgeon and neurosurgeon in Stamford, CT and New Haven, CT. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Abbed graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Lawrence + Memorial Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Abbed is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Artificial Disc Replacement, Cervical Radiculopathy, Neck Pain, Herniated Disc, Lumbar ... (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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