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Specializes in Other, Adult Rheumatology
Average rating 4.66 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
950 Campbell Avenue
West Haven, CT

Dr. Cristina Brunet works as an adult rheumatologist in Madison, CT, North Haven, CT, and Old Saybrook, CT. Patients rated Dr. Brunet highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include lupus, lyme disease, and giant cell arteritis (temporal arteritis). Her professional affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. She takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Brunet welcomes new patients. She attended Yale School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Arthritis, Gout

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Bone Density Test, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Rheumatic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
300 Cedar Street; Yale Rheumatology, Tac S541
New Haven, CT

Dr. Lisa Suter practices adult rheumatology. Her clinical interests encompass systemic vasculitis and inflammatory arthritis. Dr. Suter honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before completing her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Suter attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. Her professional affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , Inflammatory Arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatic Diseases, Inflammatory Arthritis, Systemic Vasculitis, Vasculitis

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
55 Lock Street
New Haven, CT

Dr. Madeline Wilson's specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Wilson include diabetes, menopause, and immunization (preventive vaccines). She takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After attending Harvard Medical School, Dr. Wilson completed her residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Wilson is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , Arthritis

All Interests: Menopause, Depression, Diabetes, Immunization, Osteoporosis, Arthritis, Cholesterol Problems, HIV/AI ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
20 York Street
New Haven, CT

Dr. Insoo Kang's specialty is adult rheumatology. His areas of expertise consist of rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Dr. Kang accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. For his residency, Dr. Kang trained at Hospital of Saint Raphael. He is conversant in Korean. Dr. Kang's hospital/clinic 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 Eryth ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
20 York Street
New Haven, CT

Dr. Richard Bucala works as an adult rheumatologist. He obtained his medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bucala include rheumatoid arthritis. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , Rheumatoid Arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Autoimmune Disorders, Joint Problems

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
789 Howard Avenue; Dana Building - 3rd Floor
New Haven, CT

Dr. Erol Fikrig's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Fikrig has indicated that his clinical interests include bursitis, lyme disease, and arthritis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. Before performing his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Fikrig attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Arthritis

All Interests: Bursitis, Arthritis, Lyme Disease, Sjogren's Syndrome

Michael John Medvecky MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 4.84 stars out of 5 (13 ratings)
800 Howard Avenue; Yale Physician's Building
New Haven, CT

Dr. Michael Medvecky is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Medvecky include knee arthritis, rotator cuff surgery, and PCL injury. His professional affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Medvecky graduated from New York Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Medvecky trained at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. Dr. Medvecky's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Knee Arthritis, Arthritis

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, PCL Injury, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Reconstructive Surger ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 2.6 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
800 Howard Avenue; Yale Physicians Building, 1st Floor
New Haven, CT

Dr. Richard Pelker is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Pelker include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. Dr. Pelker is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Pelker completed a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pelker accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Arthritis

All Interests: Hip Problems, Hip Arthroscopy, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Reconstructive Surgery, Knee Problems, Arthrosc ... (Read more)

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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:
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