We found 28 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept US Family Health Plan near West Haven, CT.

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

Dr. Cristina Brunet is an adult rheumatology specialist in Madison, CT, Old Saybrook, CT, and North Haven, CT. The average patient rating for Dr. Brunet is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Brunet include lupus, lyme disease, and giant cell arteritis (temporal arteritis). She is professionally affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Brunet is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. She graduated from Yale School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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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 sees patients in New Haven, CT and West Haven, CT. Her medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Suter is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Suter completed her residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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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' area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Dr. Evans is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and a graduate of Temple University Hospital's residency program. She is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Her professional affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Evans's 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's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Her clinical interests include diabetes, menopause, and immunization (preventive vaccines). She is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wilson obtained her medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. 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)

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
950 Campbell Avenue
West Haven, CT
 

Dr. Insoo Kang is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He works in West Haven, CT and New Haven, CT. Dr. Kang speaks Korean. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kang include rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). He is professionally affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Kang's training includes a residency program at Hospital of Saint Raphael. He accepts 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 General Practice, General Internal Medicine
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Walter Kernan is a general practitioner and general internist in New Haven, CT. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kernan graduated from Dartmouth Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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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 is a rheumatologist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include bursitis, lyme disease, and arthritis. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Fikrig attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is 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 Adult Rheumatology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Richard Bucala sees patients in New Haven, CT and North Haven, CT. His medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Bucala's clinical interests encompass rheumatoid arthritis. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, he performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System.

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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 orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. He speaks Mandarin, Cantonese, and Shanghainese. He is especially interested in arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Wu is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is a graduate of State University of New York (SUNY). For his residency, Dr. Wu trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital. 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: Sports Health, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Foot Surgery, Elbow Problems, Closed Reduction, Shoulder ... (Read more)

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

Dr. James Yue specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in New Haven, CT, Stamford, CT, and Guilford, CT. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Yue completed his residency training at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. In his practice, he is particularly interested in spine problems, fractures (broken bones), and trauma. The average patient rating for Dr. Yue is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. In addition to English, Dr. Yue (or staff) speaks German and French. Dr. Yue is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Michael Medvecky specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Medvecky at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: knee arthritis, rotator cuff surgery, and PCL injury. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Medvecky attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases for residency.

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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. Michael Baumgaertner sees patients in New Haven, CT and Milford, CT. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Baumgaertner's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. 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: , 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's specialties are spine surgery and neurosurgery. He practices in Stamford, CT and New Haven, CT. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abbed accepts. Dr. Abbed attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. Dr. Abbed is professionally affiliated with Lawrence + Memorial Hospital and 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: Kyphoplasty, Artificial Disc Replacement, Cervical Radiculopathy, Neck Pain, Herniated Disc, Lumbar ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kristaps Keggi's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. Dr. Keggi has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Keggi attended Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Keggi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Latvian, German, and French. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Hip Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Carrie Swigart is a hand surgeon and orthopedist in New Haven, CT and Guilford, CT. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Swigart is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Wrist Fracture, Elbow Fracture, Hand Fracture, Elbow Arthroscopy, Rheumatoid ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Peter Whang's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He obtained his medical school training at Duke University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Whang accepts 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. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Radiculopathy, Osteoporosis, Neck Pain, Spina Bifida, Scoliosis, Herniated Disc, ... (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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