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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 works as a rheumatologist. 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 graduated from Yale School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Brunet's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to 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 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. After completing medical school at Yale School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Suter is affiliated with 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 is a general internist in New Haven, CT. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, menopause, and immunization (preventive vaccines). Dr. Wilson is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She is 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 specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in New Haven, CT and North Haven, CT. Before performing her residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Evans attended Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Evans is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She is affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. She is accepting 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 Adult Rheumatology
950 Campbell Avenue
West Haven, CT
 

Dr. Insoo Kang is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. His clinical interests encompass rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Kang trained at Hospital of Saint Raphael for residency. He speaks Korean. He is 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 practices adult rheumatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fikrig include bursitis, lyme disease, and arthritis. Dr. Fikrig is affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fikrig honors. He is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College and a graduate of Vanderbilt University Medical Center's residency program.

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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. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kernan honors. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Kernan attended medical school at Dartmouth Medical School. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kernan's office for an appointment.

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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, who practices in New Haven, CT and North Haven, CT, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bucala include rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Bucala is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Before completing his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dr. Bucala attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Friedlaender accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Friedlaender attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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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's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Yue include spine problems, fractures (broken bones), and trauma. Dr. Yue's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Yue performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Dr. Yue (or staff) is conversant in German and French. He 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: 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 specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Wu's education and training includes medical school at State University of New York (SUNY) and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Cantonese, and Shanghainese. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Wu welcomes 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. Mark Phillips Altman, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Mark Altman is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Hamden, CT, Norwalk, CT, and New Haven, CT. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Altman graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Orthopaedic Hospital. Dr. Altman's professional affiliations include Western Connecticut Health Network and Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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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 medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Mayor is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Montefiore Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Mayor is accepting new patients.

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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 sees patients in New Haven, CT, Milford, CT, and Guilford, CT. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Medvecky's areas of expertise include the following: knee arthritis, rotator cuff surgery, and PCL injury. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Medvecky accepts. He obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and performed his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. Dr. Medvecky's professional affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. He 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 area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sumner is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Albany Medical College. Dr. Sumner's medical residency was performed at Albany Medical Center. He 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: Kyphoplasty, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Hip Fracture, Scoliosis, Closed Reduction, Spinal Fusion, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Baumgaertner's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Baumgaertner takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, arthritis

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