We found 7 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Aetna near Los Gatos, CA.

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Dr. Vidhi Shah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2585 Samaritan Drive
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Vidhi Shah specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Gujarati, Hindi, and Punjabi. Clinical interests for Dr. Shah include internal medicine. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After attending Lady Hardinge Medical College for medical school, Dr. Shah completed her residency training at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah honors. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Diabetes Education, Arthritis, Women's Health Issues, Internal Medicine, ... (Read more)

Dr. Reginald V S McCoy, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
15720 Winchester Boulevard; Floor 1
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Reginald McCoy is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include hand problems, wrist problems, and hand surgery procedures. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McCoy honors. He obtained his medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. Dr. McCoy is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist Problems, Fractures, Arthritis, Osteotomy, Needle ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Ira Golod, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
15720 Winchester Boulevard; 1st Floor
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Mark Golod practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In his practice, Dr. Golod focuses on orthopedic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Golod attended Tufts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, hip arthritis, arthritis, shoulder arthritis

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Radial Head Replacement, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Knee Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Deborah Ann Faryniarz, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2430 Samaritan Drive
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Deborah Faryniarz is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Faryniarz average 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Faryniarz accepts Coventry, Viant, and CorVel, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Harvard Medical School, she completed her residency training at Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Faryniarz is conversant in Italian. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Shoulder Injury, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Jesse T Yurgelon
Specializes in Podiatry
15720 Winchester Boulevard; 1st Floor
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Jesse Yurgelon's specialty is podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Yurgelon honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. For his professional training, Dr. Yurgelon completed a residency program at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hallux rigidus (severe big toe arthritis), arthritis

All Interests: Ankle Fusion, Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Hallux Rigidus, Ingrown Nails, Ligament Problems, Ankle ... (Read more)

Alan Wesley Sue
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
15720 Winchester Boulevard; 1st Floor
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Alan Sue practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery in Berkeley, CA, Mountain View, CA, and Los Gatos, CA. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sue takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hallux rigidus (severe big toe arthritis), arthritis

All Interests: Warts, Sports Health, Athlete's Foot, Foot Surgery, Hallux Rigidus, Ingrown Nails, Laser Treatment, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Petros, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
14777 Los Gatos Boulevard; Suite 202
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. James Petros' areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine; he sees patients in San Jose, CA and Los Gatos, CA. His areas of expertise include cryotherapy, migraine, and sports health. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Petros honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Petros trained at Stanford University Medical Center for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Petros (or staff) speaks French and Persian. He is affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Sports Health, Electrodiagnostic Testing, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Radiculopathy, ... (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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