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 practices adult rheumatology. Her areas of expertise include the following: lupus, lyme disease, and giant cell arteritis (temporal arteritis). She is affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Brunet's education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Brunet 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)

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
950 Campbell Avenue
West Haven, CT
 

Dr. Lisa Suter is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. She honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Suter's training includes a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. 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

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. She is professionally affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. Evans completed her residency training at Temple University Hospital. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Her practice 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)

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

Dr. Madeline Wilson is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. She is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. She trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for her residency. Dr. Wilson's clinical interests include diabetes, menopause, and immunization (preventive vaccines). Dr. Wilson is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. 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)

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
950 Campbell Avenue
West Haven, CT
 

Dr. Insoo Kang is a rheumatologist in West Haven, CT and New Haven, CT. He speaks Korean. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kang include rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Dr. Kang is affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. His medical residency was performed at Hospital of Saint Raphael. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

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

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

Dr. Walter Kernan specializes in general practice and general internal medicine. Dr. Kernan is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Kernan attended medical school at Dartmouth Medical School. His medical residency was performed 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; Dana Building - 3rd Floor
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Erol Fikrig, who practices in New Haven, CT, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Fikrig include bursitis, lyme disease, and arthritis. Dr. Fikrig is affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Richard Bucala works as an adult rheumatologist in New Haven, CT and North Haven, CT. His clinical interests include rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Bucala is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He obtained his medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

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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
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Joseph Wu is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Wu is conversant in Mandarin, Cantonese, and Shanghainese. His areas of expertise consist of arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He attended State University of New York (SUNY) for medical school and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. Dr. Wu honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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. Mark Phillips Altman, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Mark Altman's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Hamden, CT, Norwalk, CT, and New Haven, CT. The average patient rating for Dr. Altman is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Norwalk Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Altman honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Orthopaedic Hospital, Dr. Altman attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Tumor, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Rowland Brook Mayor, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Rowland Mayor is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Mayor is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Montefiore Medical Center. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Mayor 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)

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

Dr. James Yue specializes in orthopedic trauma and spine surgery. Before performing his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Yue attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His areas of expertise consist of spine problems, fractures (broken bones), and trauma. On average, patients gave Dr. Yue a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yue takes. In addition to English, Dr. Yue (or staff) speaks German and French. 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: Artificial Disc Replacement, Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Herniated Disc, Spinal Fusion, Fractures, Lower ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Baumgaertner is an orthopedist. Dr. Baumgaertner accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Baumgaertner trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is professionally affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Baumgaertner is accepting 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. Michael John Medvecky, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Michael Medvecky, who practices in New Haven, CT, Milford, CT, and Guilford, CT, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee arthritis, rotator cuff surgery, and PCL injury. Dr. Medvecky is affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. He attended medical school at New York Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Medvecky completed a residency program at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting 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 Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Shirvinda Wijesekera is a spine surgeon and orthopedist. Dr. Wijesekera is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Boston University School of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Richard Bernstein works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Hamden, CT, Milford, CT, and New Haven, CT. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bernstein's hospital/clinic affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bernstein honors. He welcomes new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut, Dr. Bernstein attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Wrist Fracture, Elbow Fracture, Hand Fracture, Tendonitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Congenital Hand ... (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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