We found 15 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Blue Shield PPO near Pleasanton, CA.

Dr. Frank Lin, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4050 Dublin Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Frank Lin's specialty is family medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Lin at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in primary care. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Lin is conversant in Mandarin and Taiwanese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Lin is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Primary Care, Contraception, Bone Diseases, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Su, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4000 Dublin Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Robert Su is an adult rheumatology specialist in Fremont, CA and Dublin, CA. In his practice, Dr. Su focuses on rheumatic diseases. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Su honors. Dr. Su studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Stanford University Medical Center. He is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Su is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Gout, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis, Sjogren's ... (Read more)

Dr. David J Fischer, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4000 Dublin Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. David Fischer is a specialist in adult rheumatology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Fischer focuses on asthma, food allergy, and rheumatic diseases. Dr. Fischer honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Fischer attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, gout

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Food Allergy, Gout, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ashay Ashok Kale, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5924 Stoneridge Drive; Suite 110
Pleasanton, CA
 

Dr. Ashay Kale is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Fremont, CA, Pleasanton, CA, and Hayward, CA. Dr. Kale (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Persian, and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kale include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Kale's hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington Hospital Healthcare System and St. Rose Hospital (Hayward, CA). Before performing his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, Dr. Kale attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kale is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Lower ... (Read more)

Dr. Nabil Karim Abudayeh, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1022 Murrieta Boulevard
Livermore, CA
 

Dr. Nabil Abudayeh works as a cardiologist in Castro Valley, CA, Livermore, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Abudayeh average 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Abudayeh's areas of expertise include the following: heart problems and internal medicine. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he performed his residency at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco. Dr. Abudayeh (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Eden Medical Center, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Physician Network. Dr. Abudayeh is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Long-Term Care, Atrial Fibrillation, Men's Health Issues, Sleep Disorders, Holistic Approaches, ... (Read more)

Steven J Bartis
Specializes in Podiatry
4000 Dublin Boulevard; 3rd Floor, Suite #320
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Steven Bartis is a foot doctor in Dublin, CA and Fremont, CA. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Bartis honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He has an open panel. For his professional training, Dr. Bartis completed a residency program at Stanford University Medical Center. He speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Gregory Horner, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4626 Willow Road; Suite 200
Pleasanton, CA
 

Dr. Gregory Horner's medical specialty is hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Horner include hand surgery procedures. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Horner attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. His professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Finger Joint Replacement, Sports Health, Tumor, Hand Fracture, Tendonitis, Dupuytren's Contracture, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Robert Donnelly, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4000 Dublin Boulevard; Suite 100
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Donnelly's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Donnelly's areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Donnelly takes. He attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Stanford Health Care - ValleyCare. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee ... (Read more)

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4626 Willow Road
Pleasanton, CA
 

Dr. Alexandra Burgar, who practices in Pleasanton, CA and San Ramon, CA, is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Burgar is affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. She attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo for residency. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement ... (Read more)

Carolyn Elizabeth McAloon
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
4000 Dublin Boulevard; Suite 305
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Carolyn McAloon's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. McAloon is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. McAloon is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Her professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network and Eden Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Warts, Orthotics, Sports Health, Athlete's Foot, Plantar Fasciitis, Tendon Ruptures, Foot Surgery, ... (Read more)

Mark Edward Wolpa
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
5720 Stoneridge Mall Road; Suite 250
Pleasanton, CA
 

Dr. Mark Wolpa practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Wolpa is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Warts, Orthotics, Sports Health, Plantar Fasciitis, Tendon Ruptures, Wounds, Overuse Injuries, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ernest Yadao Cheng, DO
Specializes in Physiatry, Interventional Pain Medicine, Sports Medicine
5720 Stoneridge Mall Road; Suite 250
Pleasanton, CA
 

Dr. Ernest Cheng is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine. He is especially interested in pain management and sports health. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cheng attended Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Rush University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Cheng is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, hip arthritis

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Sports Health, Auto Injuries, Electromyography, ACL Injury, Shoulder Dislocation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric S Stuffmann, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4000 Dublin Boulevard; Suite 100
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Eric Stuffmann's medical specialty is hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In his practice, Dr. Stuffmann focuses on hand surgery procedures. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Stuffmann studied medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Stuffmann's medical residency was performed at Stanford University Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Eden Medical Center and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Finger Joint Replacement, Sports Health, Tumor, Hand Fracture, Tendonitis, Microsurgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, General Podiatry, Sports Medicine
4626 Willow Road; Suite 200
Pleasanton, CA
 

Dr. Sean Dougherty practices foot & ankle surgery, general podiatry, and sports medicine. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network and Sutter Tracy Community Hospital. Dr. Dougherty's practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Warts, Orthotics, Sports Health, Athlete's Foot, Plantar Fasciitis, Tendon Ruptures, Foot Surgery, ... (Read more)

Lisa M Breuner
Specializes in Podiatry
5725 West Las Positas Boulevard; Suite 280
Pleasanton, CA
 

Dr. Lisa Breuner's area of specialization is podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). Dr. Breuner is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Eden Medical Center and Stanford Health Care - ValleyCare. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She is accepting new patients. She completed her residency training at Florida Hospital.

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

All Interests: Warts, Orthotics, Sports Health, Athlete's Foot, Foot Surgery, Wounds, Overuse Injuries, Hammer ... (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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