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

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
950 Campbell Avenue
West Haven, CT
 

Dr. Lisa Suter is an adult rheumatologist. She honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Suter attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Suter's 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 Other, Adult Rheumatology
950 Campbell Avenue
West Haven, CT
 

Dr. Cristina Brunet's specialty is adult rheumatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brunet include lupus, lyme disease, and giant cell arteritis (temporal arteritis). She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Brunet attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. She welcomes 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
789 Howard Avenue; Dana Building 3rd Floor
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Janine Evans is an adult rheumatologist. She takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Evans attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Temple University Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. She welcomes 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
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Madeline Wilson's specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wilson include diabetes, menopause, and immunization (preventive vaccines). She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before completing her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Wilson attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. She 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
950 Campbell Avenue
West Haven, CT
 

Dr. Insoo Kang is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. These areas are among his clinical interests: rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Dr. Kang honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He completed his residency training at Hospital of Saint Raphael. He is conversant in Korean. Dr. Kang's professional affiliations include 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 is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. In Dr. Fikrig's practice, he is particularly interested in bursitis, lyme disease, and arthritis. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fikrig takes. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then he performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Fikrig 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's specialties are general practice and general internal medicine. Dr. Kernan is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at Dartmouth Medical School, Dr. Kernan performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

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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. Dr. Bucala has a special interest in rheumatoid arthritis. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then he performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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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 an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and Branford, CT. After completing medical school at State University of New York (SUNY), he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. In his practice, he is particularly interested in arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Wu takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Wu speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Cantonese, and Shanghainese. 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: 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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Mayor's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. He 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)

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

Dr. James Yue is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Yue (or staff) speaks German and French. His clinical interests include spine problems, fractures (broken bones), and trauma. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Yue graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. The average patient rating for Dr. Yue is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yue accepts. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Disc Replacement, Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Herniated Disc, Spinal Fusion, Fractures, Lower Back ... (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 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. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Altman 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)

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

Dr. Jeffrey Sumner's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sumner takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Albany Medical Center, Dr. Sumner attended Albany Medical College for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Hip Fracture, Scoliosis, Closed Reduction, Spinal Fusion, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Medvecky is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: knee arthritis, rotator cuff surgery, and PCL injury. He is professionally affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. After attending New York Medical College for medical school, Dr. Medvecky completed his residency training at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Medvecky's practice 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)

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

Dr. Michael Baumgaertner specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in New Haven, CT and Milford, CT. His professional affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Baumgaertner is accepting new patients. Dr. Baumgaertner attended medical school at 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 his 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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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Richard Bernstein specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Dr. Bernstein's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His professional affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Bernstein welcomes 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)

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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.