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We found 40 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Railroad Medicare near West Haven, CT.

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

Dr. Lisa Suter specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in New Haven, CT and West Haven, CT. Dr. Suter is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Suter completed a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Arthritis, Systemic Vasculitis

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

Dr. Madeline Wilson specializes in general internal medicine and practices in New Haven, CT. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, menopause, and immunization (preventive vaccines). Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wilson accepts. Before performing her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Wilson attended Harvard Medical School. 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)

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

Dr. Insoo Kang's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. These areas are among Dr. Kang's clinical interests: rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. For his professional training, Dr. Kang completed a residency program at Hospital of Saint Raphael. He speaks Korean. He is professionally affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

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

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

Dr. Erol Fikrig sees patients in New Haven, CT. His medical specialty is adult rheumatology. His education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. His areas of expertise consist of bursitis, lyme disease, and arthritis. Dr. Fikrig takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. 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

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

Dr. Walter Kernan specializes in general practice and general internal medicine. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After attending Dartmouth Medical School, Dr. Kernan completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

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

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
789 Howard Avenue
New 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. Gary E Friedlaender, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Gary Friedlaender's specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Friedlaender attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is professionally affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Tumor, Bone Cancer, Fractures, Limb Preservation, Arthritis, Metastatic Cancer, Multiple Myeloma, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. James Yue practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Yue include spine problems, fractures (broken bones), and trauma. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Yue completed his residency training at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Dr. Yue (or staff) speaks the following languages: German and French.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

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

Dr. Michael Medvecky is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in New Haven, CT, Milford, CT, and Guilford, CT. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include knee arthritis, rotator cuff surgery, and PCL injury. Dr. Medvecky honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Medvecky has an open panel.

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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)

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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. 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)

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. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Abbed is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. He is affiliated with Lawrence + Memorial Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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