We found 55 rheumatologists who accept Anthem Blue Cross of California near West Hollywood, CA.

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John Dermot Fitzgerald MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
10880 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 530
Los Angeles, CA

Dr. John Fitzgerald practices adult rheumatology in Los Angeles, CA and Santa Monica, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Fitzgerald is especially interested in gout. His professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Saint John's Health Center. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Fitzgerald attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Fitzgerald a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Fitzgerald is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Gout

Mihaela Botea Taylor MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
Average rating 3.77 stars out of 5 (9 ratings)
200 Medical Plaza; #365, 530, 420, 120
Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Mihaela Taylor practices adult rheumatology in Los Angeles, CA and Santa Monica, CA. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, and myositis. Dr. Taylor's professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Providence Saint John's Health Center, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Dr. Taylor is a graduate of Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Her medical residency was performed at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Taylor has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Romanian.

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Clinical interests: Myositis, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Spondylolysis, Fibromyalgia, Gout, System ... (Read more)

Sue Yeon Chung MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
191 S. Buena Vista Street; Suite 100
Burbank, CA

Dr. Sue Chung works as an adult rheumatologist in Porter Ranch, CA, Burbank, CA, and Mission Hills, CA. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Chung attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Chung (or staff) speaks Spanish and Korean. Dr. Chung's professional affiliations include Facey Medical Group and Providence Health & Services, Southern California. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr Lindsy Jennifer Forbess MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
Average rating 3.37 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
8631 W 3rd Street; Suite 700 East
Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Lindsy Forbess is a specialist in adult rheumatology. She works in Los Angeles, CA. Patients gave Dr. Forbess an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise consist of connective tissue disorders, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. She is in-network for Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Weill Cornell Medical College and Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Columbia University Medical Center. She has received the following distinction: Distinguished Fellow Award, American College of Rheumatology. Dr. Forbess is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, Connective Tissue Disorders, Vasculitis

Andreas Otto Reiff MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Pediatric Rheumatology
Average rating 4.33 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
4650 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Andreas Reiff practices pediatric rheumatology. Dr. Reiff is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He is a graduate of the University of Freiburg Faculty of Medicine. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks German. Dr. Reiff's hospital/clinic affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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Dr Daniel J Wallace MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
Average rating 4.1 stars out of 5 (26 ratings)
8737 Beverly Boulevard; Suite 302
West Hollywood, CA

Dr. Daniel Wallace specializes in adult rheumatology. Patient ratings for Dr. Wallace average 4.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Wallace's practice, he is particularly interested in lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and vasculitis. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Wallace attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for residency. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Lupus, Autoimmune Disorders, Vasculitis

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
8700 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Michael Weisman is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. After attending the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Weisman's areas of expertise consist of connective tissue disorders, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Weisman has received professional recognition including the following: Editor: Rheumatology - 2010 Editor: Treatment of the Rheumatic Diseases; Editor: Ankylosing Spondylitis and the Spondyloarthropathies; and President, Research and Education Foundation, American College of Rheumatology. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rheumatic Diseases, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Lupus, Connective Tissue Disorders

Veena Kittane Ranganath MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
200 Ucla Medical Plaza; Suite B365
Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Veena Ranganath, who practices in Los Angeles, CA and Santa Monica, CA, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. In Dr. Ranganath's practice, she is particularly interested in rheumatoid arthritis. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Dr. Ranganath attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. She is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis

Jennifer Morris Grossman MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
Average rating 4.56 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
200 Ucla Medical Plaza; Suite B365
Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Jennifer Grossman specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Los Angeles, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Grossman include osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Grossman is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Grossman attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school. Dr. Grossman's distinctions include: Voted Best Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors; and Top Women Southern California Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Spondylolysis, Spine Problems, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vas ... (Read more)

Dr Jana Posalski MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
8700 Beverly Boulevard; Room B-139
West Hollywood, CA

Dr. Jana Posalski is an adult rheumatologist in West Hollywood, CA and Beverly Hills, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Posalski include antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, connective tissue disorders, and ankylosing spondylitis. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Posalski accepts. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, she performed her residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Posalski speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Cedars-Sinai Health Associates and Cedars-Sinai Medical Group.

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Clinical interests: Ankylosing Spondylitis, Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome, Autoimmune Disorders, Connective Tissue ... (Read more)

Dr Lillian Szydlo MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
Average rating 3.96 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
250 N. Robertson Boulevard; Suite 603
Beverly Hills, CA

Dr. Lillian Szydlo specializes in adult rheumatology. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: fibromyalgia, dermatomyositis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Szydlo takes. She is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Szydlo completed a residency program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Szydlo has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors; Recipient- Rita Miller Memorial Award, Universal Scleroderma Foundation; and Fellow- American College of Rheumatology. Dr. Szydlo (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Yiddish. Dr. Szydlo's professional affiliations include Cedars-Sinai Health Associates and Cedars-Sinai Medical Group.

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Clinical interests: Dermatomyositis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Fibromyalgia, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Gout

Alan Howard Gorn MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
Average rating 4.55 stars out of 5 (14 ratings)
200 Ucla Medical Plaza; Suite 365-b
Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Alan Gorn's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Dr. Gorn's areas of expertise include osteoporosis, dermatomyositis, and osteoarthritis. He is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. After completing medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gorn is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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Clinical interests: Dermatomyositis, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasc ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
Average rating 2.5 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
10833 Le Conte Avenue
Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Deborah McCurdy is a pediatric rheumatologist. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. McCurdy graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at The Hospital for Sick Children. Her distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors; Voted Best Doctors; and Top Women Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. McCurdy's professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital.

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Maureen Anne McMahon MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
200 Ucla Medical Plaza; Suite B365
Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Maureen McMahon's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Dr. McMahon's areas of expertise include the following: rheumatoid arthritis, vasculitis, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Rush University Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis

Dr Elizabeth Rita Volkmann MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
200 Ucla Medical Plaza; Suite B365
Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Elizabeth Volkmann sees patients in Los Angeles, CA and Sylmar, CA. Her medical specialty is adult rheumatology. She attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Volkmann trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for her residency. Her clinical interests include raynaud's, scleroderma, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Volkmann takes. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Scleroderma, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Raynaud's

Dr Soo I Choi MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
757 Westwood Plaza; Room B711
Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Soo Choi's specialty is adult rheumatology. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Areas of expertise for Dr. Choi include myositis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Choi accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Choi speaks Korean. Her professional affiliations include Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Myositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Gout, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis, Osteoar ... (Read more)

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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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