We found 8 rheumatologists who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Fullerton, CA.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3010 W Orange Avenue; #409
Anaheim, CA
 

Dr. Nicholas Kim is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He works in Anaheim, CA. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kim graduated from Chung-Ang University College of Medicine. He is conversant in Korean.

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Dr. Saleem A Waraich, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1275 N Rose Drive; 110
Placentia, CA
 

Dr. Saleem Waraich's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Patient ratings for Dr. Waraich average 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Waraich attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Waraich speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Sports Medicine, Adult Rheumatology
2141 N Harbor Boulevard; Suite 35000
Fullerton, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Concoff practices sports medicine and adult rheumatology. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Concoff at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Concoff honors.

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Dr. Michael S Fabricant, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2141 N Harbor Boulevard; Suite 25000
Fullerton, CA
 

Dr. Michael Fabricant is a rheumatologist. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fabricant honors.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2141 N Harbor Boulevard; Suite 25000
Fullerton, CA
 

Dr. Jay Kim's specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Kim honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended medical school at Korea University College of Medicine. Dr. Kim (or staff) is conversant in Korean and Spanish.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2141 N Harbor Boulevard; Suite 25000
Fullerton, CA
 

Dr. Shirley Pang is a rheumatologist in Fullerton, CA. She accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2141 N Harbor Boulevard; Suite 25000
Fullerton, CA
 

Dr. Sanjay Chabra's specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Chabra attended Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and then went on to complete his residency at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2141 N Harbor Boulevard; Suite 25000
Fullerton, CA
 

Dr. Michael Sugarman's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. He accepts Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Sugarman graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine.

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What is Rheumatology?

Rheumatology is the medical specialty that is concerned with arthritis and other diseases of inflammation. Inflammation can occur anywhere in the body, but it is most common in the joints and connective tissues. Arthritis, which occurs in the joints, is also a very common condition, so rheumatology is strongly associated with joint care. But rheumatology is about more that just arthritis. Other conditions that a rheumatologist might treat include:
  • Lupus, a chronic inflammatory disease
  • Ankylosing spondylitis, inflammation at the base of the spine
  • Sjogren’s syndrome, an autoimmune disorder that stops production of tears and saliva
  • Fibromyalgia, a disorder causing widespread, chronic pain and fatigue

Pediatric rheumatologists are doctors that specialize in treating inflammatory diseases in children. Rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and other inflammatory diseases can begin even in childhood, and can cause a unique set of problems for active and growing children.

Rheumatologists use patient symptoms as well as lab tests and imaging tests such as MRIs to diagnose disease. Treatment varies widely depending on the diagnosis, but it may include physiotherapy (to improve motion, ability, and function) or medications. Commonly prescribed medications include anti-inflammatories such as NSAIDS (e.g. Tylenol, Ibuprofen) and steroids, or immune system suppressants such as methotrexate and TNF inhibitor medications (e.g. Enbrel, Humira). The goal is always to increase the patient’s ability to move without pain and to reduce the need for future treatment.
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