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We found 29 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept US Family Health Plan 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. Patient ratings for Dr. Brunet average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Brunet's areas of expertise include lupus, lyme disease, and giant cell arteritis (temporal arteritis). She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Brunet attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Brunet trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She is professionally 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's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. She takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Yale School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. 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's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wilson include diabetes, menopause, and immunization (preventive vaccines). She honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wilson graduated from Harvard Medical School and then she performed her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Wilson 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' medical specialty is adult rheumatology. She takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Temple University Hospital for residency. Dr. Evans is affiliated with 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)

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
950 Campbell Avenue
West Haven, CT
 

Dr. Insoo Kang works as an adult rheumatologist. For his residency, Dr. Kang trained at Hospital of Saint Raphael. He is especially interested in rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Korean. His 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 practices adult rheumatology. His areas of expertise include the following: bursitis, lyme disease, and arthritis. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fikrig's education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. 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

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

Dr. Walter Kernan is a general practitioner and internist in New Haven, CT. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kernan's office for an appointment. After attending Dartmouth Medical School, Dr. Kernan completed his residency training 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 is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. Before completing his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dr. Bucala attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. In his practice, Dr. Bucala focuses on rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Bucala is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. 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. 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. He works in New Haven, CT and Milford, CT. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 is professionally affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. He 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 is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Yue (or staff) speaks German and French. His clinical interests encompass spine problems, fractures (broken bones), and trauma. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Before performing his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Yue attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Patients rated Dr. Yue highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Yue has an open panel.

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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 is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Wu include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Wu is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wu is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of State University of New York (SUNY) and a graduate of Yale-New Haven Hospital's residency program. He speaks Mandarin, Cantonese, and Shanghainese.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Foot Surgery, Elbow Problems, Closed Reduction, Shoulder ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Medvecky's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is a graduate of New York Medical College and a graduate of NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases' residency program. Clinical interests for Dr. Medvecky include knee arthritis, rotator cuff surgery, and PCL injury. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He 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. Dr. Medvecky welcomes 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's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Baumgaertner is professionally affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Baumgaertner attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to 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. 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. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Abbed accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Lawrence + Memorial Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Abbed has an open panel.

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

Dr. Carrie Swigart works as a hand surgeon and orthopedist. Dr. Swigart is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. She honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a graduate of Yale-New Haven Hospital's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

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

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

Dr. Kristaps Keggi's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Keggi's areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. He is rated highly by his patients. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Keggi accepts. He attended Yale School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Keggi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Latvian, German, and French. Dr. Keggi 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: Hip Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Arthritis, ... (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.